Monday, December 29, 2008
Sunday, December 28, 2008
After making a huge amount of Monarch-cane, I began making beads and other nice things out of it.
As for her running around I built a little bridge to the living room. She knows how to use it, that's not the problem. Unfortunatly she turned out to be sleeping for long into the night so I don't see her much and can't let her running around as much as I would like to.
Still she gives me the feeling to be a happy hamster.
As bats are sometimes mistaken for mice with wings, this one is truly a vampire-mouse with batwings.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
After colouring the shirt the colour needs to dry, overnight is a good time for that. Then I throw the shirt carefully into my oven and bake it at 150°C for about 10 minutes. The kitchen gets a nice smell of fresh ironed clothing! It's very nice!
Then I started painting cups. A few paintings with effects, like the coloured paper from the horse pics.
One day I decided to try painting on t-shirts. My first one was unfortunatly on the wrong fabric. The letters started to tear out a bit, but the paint is strong. I can wash it with other clothes in the mashine, no problem.
It was my first try! No wonders expected!
Monday, December 1, 2008
I am way away from the actual goal. But I am very happy! I have written a good 57 pages, my story has got a face and I will continue writing it as soon as I have time.
These are some recent pics. They are all about DIN A, but not accuratly. I mostly start on bigger papers and cut them afterwards.
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
As they are searching for food and are most times used to have humans around, they lost their fear. Well, this fellow lives in a nice park with hundreds of other squirrels, they are not looked after and not in cages. But they got the trick to beg for some nuts!
"The red squirrel or Eurasian red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) is a species of tree squirrel (genus Sciurus). A tree-dwelling omnivorous rodent, the red squirrel is common throughout Eurasia. "
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
Very soon I noticed that they could be happier. I included a second tray and more possibilities to climb. They seem much more relaxed now and use their space happily. It is now in a total 210cm (incl. the aqua)!
I am totally against buying pets in pet stores. There are so many animals who wait in the animal shelter to find a new home. And most people in the shelters want to see their animals well looked-after. Pet stores only want to make profit. They sell a lot of rubbish for pets as well. You might think you can find there everything you need, but that's an illusion.
Mouse-cages that have the size of max. 50cm should only be a mere transporting cage. Running wheels with 15-20cm diagonally can cause a lot of illness and misshaping. Not to speak of all the plastic that could tear up their stumaches when they gnaw and swallow it.
The wheel I have is of gnaw-safe plastic and has a measure of 27cm. I have only found the German producer of the wheels: Rodenti
Everything else in their habitat is safe to gnaw. And they do it! The wood I built with is coloured with a paint that can be used for baby-toys.
So no plastic, better use wood, cartonages and ceramic. In facts, nearly everything you would also feel save to give a baby.
Sunday, November 16, 2008
I used Puppenfimo(c) in the colour porcelain. My surprise about how he looked like after baking was big. But from the beginning.
The body shown above looked a bit like a young boy not like a baby. I had to change that.
The operation could beginn. Slicing up the body was able because this time I didn't use a core as I knew that he would only be lying down.
Tadaa! Out came a crispy little thing with a gorgeous colour. He was supposed to turn out white but this was ok as well. Not much paint work to do...
The wings are still loosily attached and I think I will make some better ones one day. But for now they do perfectly well.
Monday, November 3, 2008
It did take some time to get back into writing! But it is also great fun and I see that I have missed it very much...
On the first day I wrote down the first sentence! Great! I can make it! This is going to be awsome! Now I only need some more to keep going...
Hey, thats an interesting spot on TV, I got to watch it. No, better go on writing. Hmm, I haven't checked my emails yet, and suddenly I am back surfing around on sites that aren't really interesting at the moment, but to do everything instead of writing.
Ok, I ended it there. In the evening I finally managed to come onto 1,406 words. That wasn't too bad!
The second day was even worse. I'm at a total of 1,745 words now. But the story is going forward and I think the further I go the more easy it will be!
I always knew I need some goal ahead to write! Here it is! Here I'm coming, watch out!
PS: Visit me!
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
My heart and soul in polymer clay were my mice. So my mushroom had to be strong enough to hold one.
I cut some wire fence and formed it the way I wanted it to be. I covered the ground with all sorts of clay that was lying around and I couldn't use in another way. It was getting really colourful. But I intended to paint it with acrylic paint so that was no problem. My mushroom is made out of Puppenfimo (c) and the capillary out of normal Fimo (c).
The mouse was the easier part. This little chap was in an adventerous mood and climbed onto the mushroom but then he got scared of his own courage and wanted to climb down again. Still looking a bit naked though.
I coloured the mushroom with pastel chalk. Putting chalk on it with a brush and then fixing it. And then chalk again... until it had about the right colour. Adding a bit more decoration... violá: finished mushroom!
My little chap got some black fur. I used some powder that was thought for window colour and clued it simply onto his body. His eyes have some gloss finish and he is ready to see the world!
You can visit him here: Dawanda
He is ready for the German market, but I will ship him anywhere, so please contact me if interested! [/sales promotion]
Thank you for reading!
Friday, October 24, 2008
In this month all over the world you might meet people hastily scribbling down notes or working until late at night on the computer. Writing. Writing all month. Because there is a goal. If you manage to write 50.000 words until November 30., you get a reward.
Well, it is a very idialistic competition. A good chance for people who always say: "One day I will write a novel." This is the posibility to push yourself forward and to really sit down and write. Of course you can cheat, of course nobody controls what rubbish you may write down. But winning like that wouldn't be winning for yourself.
I am taking part because I haven't written much over the last few months. I want to get back to my old condition. So I am taking my chance and start writing a novel in November which has been in the back of my head for quite a while now.
I don't necessarily want to reach the goal of 50.000 words, but no matter how far I come it will be a good start! I am optimistic!