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Dad made this piece recently, I love it. It's called Plane Sailing, the sail is handmade paper (although he didn't make it!) and the base is a vintage jack plane.
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Art Map Argyll starts today for four days, it what the local Open Studios event is called. We're a bit worried about how busy it will be as the area is very quiet at the moment as far as tourists are concerned, gallery numbers are way down this year. I'm going to be doing some felt making demonstrating if anyone turns up!Confused If they don't then there is plenty of cake to cheer ourselves up with!

Posted at 24th Aug 2012 - 08:57AM   Posted by CalicoKate   Picture for the day Comments: 10

Vic's Avatar I want to come! I need a lesson in felting. Too far though.Sad Maybe when we get out motorhome we can come visit!

Posted by: Vic on 24th Aug 2012 at 09:36AM

Cowgirl's Avatar Too far for me too, but hope really well - and I adore this little tool-boat! So sweet!

Posted by: Cowgirl on 24th Aug 2012 at 09:49AM

Fairy Nuff's Avatar I love this piece, your Dad has a such a great eye for form (actually I'm sure he has two but you know what I mean).

Don't eat too much cake... hopefully there will be too many visitors and there won't be any leftVery Happy

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 24th Aug 2012 at 10:06AM

CalicoKate's Avatar Vic - would love to see you!
It's OK Cowgirl you've excused!
FN - I really do hope so Confused Sometimes dad's 'eye/s' is a little warped, but sometimes also beautiful or fun.
Will post an example...

Posted by: CalicoKate on 24th Aug 2012 at 10:26AM

CalicoKate's Avatar A example of 'warped' this is 'No More Dancing'
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'Fun' - 'Urhino' what he refers to as embellished porcelain!
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And 'Yowe' a sheep he could see in a piece of old tree
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Posted by: CalicoKate on 24th Aug 2012 at 10:42AM

Withy Brook's Avatar Love your Father's 'eye' and sense of humour. I hope that the people turn up. This strange summer weather really had affected the tourist trade. Don't make youresves sick on cake!

Posted by: Withy Brook on 24th Aug 2012 at 10:55AM

Westerwitch's Avatar Very HappyVery HappyVery Happy

Would love to come along - but as you can guess up to your eyes in it . . . your Dad is a very interesting character all round.

Posted by: Westerwitch on 24th Aug 2012 at 11:04AM

Salle de Bain's Avatar I would defo have come for a mooch round the gallery (and a piece of cake) if I lived nearer...

Hope it all goes well and that the visitors come.

Posted by: Salle de Bain on 24th Aug 2012 at 04:57PM

Faith's Avatar Very Happy

Posted by: Faith on 24th Aug 2012 at 10:15PM

Camilla's Avatar What a lovely Plain Sailing that is Kate, your Dad is a brilliant craftsman, is the piece going to be sold? think if that was in a shop window it would sell like hot cakes. Hope many visitors do turn up Kate, don't eat too much cake Kate.!Smile

Posted by: Camilla on 25th Aug 2012 at 12:21AM

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