Someday, the altered art you make today will be
old, faded, falling apart, and someone else will salvage the bits and use them
in new altered art.It's the best that any piece of art can hope for

~ anon~

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Friday, 8 May 2009

Meet Tilly.... My Paverpol Gal!

Well that's what I have called her, but it's not up to me cos by the time you read this she will be living in Kent with my Best Mate, Sparky. If you ever visit Kent (which is a brave thing to do in itself!) then you can spot her house quite easily cos it's full to bursting with my old tat!

It's her birthday today - Happy Birthday Matey - and Tilly is her pressie, I know she really yearns for an M&S voucher, a bunch of flowers and a Birthday cake, but she will never get the last two from me ever ever ever again (long story........ but how ungrateful some people can be is unbelievable .....!!!!) so that just leaves the M&S voucher for next time.

Anyway back to the plot, Tilly is made from a bit of wire, silver foil, my old tee shirt and some lovely stuff called Paverpol, which is a fabric hardener... so messy.... so much fun! Then a bit of paint and this and that. Edward found the log at Blickling Woods - Blickling Hall was once the home of Anne Boleyn and it is said she still comes to 'visit' her old house and grounds.. perhaps it was her who left this evenly cut log in the middle of the forest!?? - and the Ivy leaves are made from polymer clay.

You probably can't see the twiddly bit's.. tendrils I think they are called.... I must give credit to Matthew for them or else he will sulk, but (and don't tell him I have said this) but they do add a nice finishing touch.

Whether she has survived the ride to Kent in the back of the posties van remains to be seen!

So HAPPY BIRTHDAY SPARKY, hope you have a lovely day and thank you for being just who you are xxxx

Now off to find another old t-shirt to cut up as Edward, my little scavenger has found another lovely bit of wood which is begging for another paverpol person to sit on it... he has a keen eye my son for what other people see as 'junk'... in fact he announce the other day (he is 7 years old) that when he grows up he wants to work in a scrapyard so that he can get big bits of metal to weld together to make sculptures..... That's my Boy!!!!

Or should I get on and finish the abacus I started a while a go....

To be honest I am just twiddling my fingers until the next lesson of the AB course is published!!


  1. Wow Nicks, that is fantastic, well done. Bet Sparkles loves it.

  2. Truly awesome!
    Debs H

  3. Wow Nicks this is stunning. Sparkles is one very lucky lady today xx

  4. have to say the book is upsidedown PMSL

  5. Ooh well done Nicks!!

    A very thoughtful pressie,lots of hard work went to it i bet!

    Trust Sparkles to nitpick lol

  6. This is stunning - she is gorgeous. xx

  7. Wow she is one lucky lady that Sparkles a fab piece of work.
    Chrissy (smithy)

  8. Simply stunning !!!!

  9. ooohhhhhhhhhhhh nicks you just sooooooooooooooooooooooo waaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyy tooooooooooooo good

  10. This is just gorgeous Nicks, absolutely adore it.


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