Friday, 9 January 2015

Giraffes Rock!

One of my favourite places for writing stories about the Neckmann family of giraffes is my Giraffe Rocking Chair. It is based on Raph G. Neckmann's rocking chair and really inspires me to dream about their neccentric adventures!

I have designed lots of rubber-stamps, one of which shows Raph G. Neckmann on his favourite chair with toddler son Littl' Nicky. I used this stamp to decorate my own chair - and how I held my breath as I pressed the stamp against the clean wood! One smudge and it would have been spoiled - and to make things more difficult the surface of the wood was slightly curved so I had to gently move the stamp! Then I had to iron it to 'fix' the ink - first time I'd ironed a piece of furniture!!

The cushion is decorated with some of my other giraffe rubber-stamp designs - long-necked icecream cones and giraffes eating leaves.

When the chair rocks, it is as if it is transported through time and space, through a secret portal into Giraffe World! Look - you can see the steep little hills of Knollshire leading to Necky Knoll House in the distance, and below are Raph G. Neckmann and Littl' Nicky looking up in welcome ...

Thursday, 1 January 2015

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone! Wishing you all a fabulous, fun & fulfilling 2015.

I had a mega-busy New Year's Eve face & body painting at a great event in Newcastle upon Tyne. Painted hundreds of little pics of Frozen on people - the latest craze! Plus all the usual requests and lots of unique and wonderful designs :) Too busy to take photos though.

Looking forward to lots of really interesting work this year!

Thank you all for another great year of bloggy-friendship and here's to lots more happy blogging!