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Between curious glances of squirrels and the playful antics of chipmunk, I sculpt, shape and handpaint clay. My pottery and ceramic art is all one of a kind. When I have pieces available I put them in my Etsy Store >

Friday, May 31, 2013

PUBLISHED IN PRIMS & OFF TO SANTA FE

Happy Summer everyone.  I got featured in the spring issue of PRIMS!
Wonderful four page spread, and the nice folks printed my full article which is satisfying. 
 
Below is a Rosy Maple Moth, which landed on our freshly painted house (it was dry paint :) First time I have spotted one!  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dryocampa_rubicunda
 
I am off to Santa Fe and Abiquiu on Sunday.  I am starting to feel excited...
Especially interested in seeing Abiquiu made famous by artist Georgia O'Keeffe's long residence on the land. I will be taking pics and post on my return with my thoughts.  I did visit Taos many moons ago and it still lingers as a good memory in my mind.
See google pics! of Abiquiu
 

xx Till then - Lorraine xx
 
 










Friday, April 26, 2013

OUT OF THE KILN

Here are some random shots of a few of my new works.  I love the bottom shot on Mr. Turnipseed the mushroom farmer, how cute is that attitude?  Course he has an adorable face too.  Look at the back hair bun on Mrs. Turnipseed ! 

I am really satisfied with the goose I sculpted - Goober  :-)  that is the first goose I have ever sculpted. 

Then we have the rabbits!  Which rabbit do you like best?  Hard to decide isn't it...

They are all in my Etsy Store Here>


Another warm sunny day here in New England (USA)

Lorraine xxx









Thursday, April 25, 2013

LETS TRY AGAIN! comments improved and FARMERS

Looks like my last post caused people to not be able to post, it was set to registered users.  Darn changes on blogspot.  My comments used to work fine and then suddenly there seemed to be no ability to stop the spam.  So I have two options either that word verification thing that many times one types in wrong and has to keep trying or I moderate.  I decided on moderation.  There is another OpenUser but I am not really sure if that would include every one to comment.

I think moderation will work ok, let me know if you are so used to the word verification and would like that instead?

Now for a bit of eye candy.  My recent farmer creations.  These are large farmers that like attention  :-)

Lorraine xx

Mrs. Maggie Bean


Mr. George Wellington


and last but not least:  Mrs.Flora Robinson



(more in my Etsy shop!)


Wednesday, April 24, 2013

MY BOOK - CHARLIE CRISP AND THE WITCHES OF COBWOOD

My long over-due big reveal!  My book! 

CHARLIE CRISP AND THE WITCHES OF COBWOOD

A childrens fantasy book filled with odd characters and magical happenings.

I had to wait forever for the "Look Inside" to be up for you to have a sneak peek. The illustrations are pen and ink and by yours truly.  This book was a labor of love and I am so happy to share.  The kindle version is only $2.99 and though it is written for kids age 8-12 I think we adults can enjoy the humor and imaginative doings.  Feel free to share what you think of it if you read it.

Twelve year old Charlie Crisp is about to have his magical destiny activated by a time-bending fur covered Unitor. He's going to need it because he just made the punching bag list of two local bullies - Spats and Knuckles. Enter the world of Cobwood, where talking animals live alongside Witches and Wizards. When a spell goes horribly wrong, Charlie embarks on a unforgettable adventure. An enchanting must-read for children age 8-12 and beyond.


USA Print version  HERE>
Kindle USA $2.99 HERE>

UK Print version    HERE>
Kindle UK             HERE>

HAPPY SPRING!  my daffodils are up.  It was 70 degrees here today, I sat outside on the porch and almost feel asleep, hottest it has been in New England since last summer.  I can hear the frogs outside my open window chirping...

Hugs and starry thoughts, Lorraine

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

EDGAR RAVEN AND LUNA HAMSTER

How have you been? 

Time got away with me. 
I have been working hard on something wonderful that required my full attention. 
Will do the big reveal in my next blog post!

I hope you enjoyed your fall/autumns.  The leaves changed so perfectly this year, so many coppers and golds.  Sunny days.  However winter is well and truly here.  I have put away my summer clothes and now it is all hats and gloves. 

This is the new addition to our family, an angel who fell from heaven into my heart, her name is Luna.  She has dark ruby eyes and the softest blue gray fur, very sweet girl.

Below her is Edgar Raven.  

xxx Lorraine  xxx







Saturday, July 28, 2012

PART TWO - Cornwall England

These photos were taken in the quaint and adorable village of Mousehole in Cornwall, UK. 
This is the first time I had been to Mousehole, which is now my dream seaside place to live!  Note the Raku animal sculptures in someone's window with the Apple computer! 








Glendurgan Village beach below.  My mother and I took out the watercolors.  A English Robin watches curiously.  An ancient tree stands in the Glendurgan gardens just above the cove.





Barbara Hepworth Sculpture Gardens - St. Ives Cornwall
You enter what looks like a small row house right in the heart of St. Ives.  In the first room you read about the artist.  The second floor is filled with smaller sculptures and then you move outside to the sculpture gardens which are totally hidden from street view.  What a gem.





Last but certainly not the least, Widecombe-in-the-Moor lies in the Widecombe Valley in beautiful Dartmoor in Devon, England.  Wild horses!  clearly used to people.  The peace I felt here...





I hope your summer is going well!
xxx Lorraine xxx

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

I'M BACK FROM VISITING ENGLAND ! PART ONE

:-}  I'm back.  I have a little photo story of the first part of my journey.  These photos are from my time in Devon, England. 

First I had a great time with my sister and don't plan to go so long visiting next time.  Devon is stunning, especially where my sister lives in Sidbury, it is truly one of the most beautiful areas.  I was there for the Queeens Diamond Jubilee!  that was a surprise as I didn't know till I got to wondering what all the little flags decorating the houses were about.  2012 marked the 60th anniversary of the accession of Queen Elizabeth.  My sister's house is bordering a cricket field where celebrations took place in the little village of Sidbury.  At night we got to have the best seat in the house for a fireworks display from my sister;s back porch!  I was almost transported into the night sky, watching the colored lights as they zoomed.  Enjoy my photos below.  I hope you are all having a good start to your summer.

Here are my two farmers.  I think they look like Devon/Cornish farmers!  I emailed the photos to my father and he replied saying they look like the old-time farmers of his day, not the present ones.  Something very honest about this pair, don't you think?  I will be sculpting more farmers, even though they take some time.  I think they are worth it.




DEVON - Sidmouth

This is the beach front in the town of Sidmouth.  Sidmouth is a short drive from my sisters house in Sidbury.  The town is quaint, with lots of shops and things to tempt! 

I got very lucky with this shot of Bobbies (cops) on the beat (walking) wearing summer short sleeves.  While taking the photo a man walked by and commented "Rare shot!"  My sister agreed.  Apparently you don't see this often.  What a friendly pair they were, they both stopped for me to get a good photo.  :-}

*** Note I did manage to buy a vegetable pasty !  YUMMY.






DEVON - Brandscombe

This adorable village is a short drive from Sidbury.  I fell in love and I am sure you can see why.  Very much like stepping back in time.  I did not get a photo of the Brandscombe beach as it was a very windy day and we got blown back up the road willingly!  It was a bit too chilly for a stroll there.
I would move to this village in a heart beat.  I look forward to exploring the little town again when I visit next.











DEVON - A BLUE BELL WOOD WALK





Devon made me very wishfull to live in England again...
I had such a good time with my sister we talked and talked....
and walked....and ate.

PART TWO WILL BE IN MY NEXT POST
CORNWALL AND DARTMOOR

xxx  hugs Lorraine  xxx