Tuesday, 18 August 2009

The Loki Icon

Here is the Loki Icon I have just finished. It has been the most difficult so far, but that was to be expectd, seeing that it is Him. Viking trickster God and God of Fire.

Saturday, 15 August 2009

The Magician Fetish Shrine

I decided to put the image of "The Magician" up, even though I was concerned that some folks might have a hissy fit if they saw an image with a penis, even though most males have them. Apart from that, I like this one the most of my icons and Shrines. Loki is comming along well and "He" is proving the most difficult to "pin down", which of course is only to expected in a trickster God. But it works, even now before the glue is dried, I think its going to be OK. I am thinking of getting the Icons photographed proffessional, but the costing is worry me a bit and there is that reflection problem from the glass.
On with Loki, "The Head of Bran the Blessed to follow I think. The Mabingian is a rich and wonderful sourse of inspiration.

Sunday, 9 August 2009

Dreams & Visions

Having forgotton to take a photo of "Dreams & Visions" without the glass, I took off the back and photographed it. It's faff but worth the effort to keep a record of all my Shrines and Fetish boxes. The the one after this really is a Fetish Shrine, so I cannot publish the picture, though it will appear in Livejournal under the Adult section. I think it one of my best, but of course I would feel good about the latest one, that is... until the next one.

Thursday, 30 July 2009

Working towards a show

I have put up another icon. I have arranged to do a show in Llandudno with Angel Light, a Mind, Body and Spirit fair. It should be interesting, as I have never sold at a Spirit fair before. So..... my little icons / Shrines will introduced to the public there and I can gauge how they might do in a wider market... maybe.
Any comments appreciated.
Celtic Jackdaw

Tuesday, 28 July 2009

After Gloucester

Having been away for five days R&R I feel a little better physically but rather flat.. but ...getting back into making my icon/ shrines. I think its the discipline of having to work within the boundaries of the four by six frame that gives more ideas than having free reigns with a bigger area to work with. I already am getting more and more ideas for new "twists" for the fetish / shrine images. I should have another two ready in a few days and will put them up for display. Whether or not I will ever sell them is a moot point, but.. I can hope. I guess its the right place at the right time.


Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Angel Feather

Photographing gold leaf & foils is a pain. The image seems to "burn out" very easily. here is Angel feather, with a small white feather caught in a small glass tube. Feeling better today. Not so depressed, tho it is a bit sad clearing out the studio, but, these shrines / icons can be made at home, so there is an up-side. Off this morning to deliver the two commissions. Nice.
Life or the PT.B. are pointing me in another direction than that which I thought I should go. It may be a bumpy ride, but it will not be boring.

Monday, 20 July 2009

The closing down of the studio.

Post heart attack, I now do not have the physical energy to continue working in the studio. I had hopoed when I took on the place, it would allow me to create lots of saleable items. Now, my body has spoken, and against that, there is no gainsay. So. At the end of August I am to retire. End Of Foiled Again. End of Jackdaw Crafts. I feel very sad about this. Just as my ideas were being made a reality, ZAP!
I will continue to make the little shrines, but the main money earner, the mirrors will have to stop. I cannot keep paying for the place and not get work done and paid for.

I will keep on with the Blog though. Will stop now for the night.
Good night.