Sunday, 17 February 2013

Not so glorious mud .....

 “But Piglet is so small that he slips into a pocket, where it is very comfortable to feel him when you are not quite sure whether twice seven is twelve or twenty-two.”   A.A.Milne

Having had a week where I wasnt quite sure myself wether seven plus seven was twelve or twenty two it was some comfort to me to sculpt a very tiny piglet !
A real piglet would have been very much at home with me this week as it has been a very muddy week. Yet more snow came and went and after previous weeks of snow and  an excited little dog we are left with a garden that resembles Glastonbury festival after everyone has left.
I dont know where my grass has gone but it is no longer there.
In its place is mud. Lots of mud.
Nancy loves mud. Most dogs do , but  unfortunately nancy can travel at vast speed through our cat flap before anyone has a chance to catch her and wipe her feet.
You would not believe the amount of mud one little dirty dog can spread. There are only so many times you can wash a floor in one day and still keep your sanity,  plus nancy is very agile having been brought up with three cats she actually thinks she is one.
She  likes to sit on windowsills...... and beds.........and tables...... just like the cats.
The cats dont like this at all, they also dont like mud  but find it all over their little paws everytime the pop out to the garden which is often.
Luckily for me  I can escape to the shed  and throw myself into my work and not off  the nearest cliff which is how you feel after stripping the bed for the 3rd time in 3 days after finding 3 muddy pawed cats and a completely mud covered dog all sleeping on it like little angels .....
I have had more than enough and these three little dolls were my therapy in a week of muddy madness !
Good news though, the nights are getting lighter and I am being woke by birds singing in the mornings which can mean only one thing, Spring is actually going to be with us soon and hopefully with it some dryer weather as I dont think I can handle much more mud !
Spring also means  Miniatura  where  I have a table to fill with new dolls.  
I have lots of ideas and am not even sure myself exactly who or what I will be making but Christopher Robin, Winnie the Pooh and Piglet will definitely be there  .
So for the next few weeks I will mostly be found either in the shed making new characters or out in the garden sorting out the mess left by nancy and what feels like a very  long wet winter.
Wish me luck !
julie xxx


Susan said...

If it takes a world of mud to bring out such amazing artistry in you, then let there be mud!! I do feel for you but I can't help thanking your muddy little fur friends for their contribution to your creation of Pooh, Piglet and Christopher Robin, they are mind bogglingly wonderful and I wish they were mine!!!

BlacknickSculpture said...

You hit paydirt in your shed Julie! That is a great sculpt. And at such a mini scale! Nicely done!

I think I'd rather sleep on a muddy windowsill with the cats then keep rewashing the floor and stripping the bed!

The mud sounds trying to say the least. We've had three days of freezing near gale force winds. When you step outside you get sand blasted. But after reading your account I'll take the sand! < wink >

julie campbell said...

ooh I dont know brian, wouldnt fancy being sandblasted either ! All I can say is roll on summer will be so nice to see a bit of sunshine and not have to wear wellies :)
julie x

julie campbell said...

Thanks so much Susan, glad you like them :) I will be more than a little sad to part from piglet !
julie x