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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Thursday, 12 April 2012

WOW and Whoop

I have a counter on the bottom of my blog which counts the number of 'views' - I was gobsmacked to see it is now over 40,000 - and NO it doesn't count the number of times I log on - so I thank you for visiting my little corner of the world that I share with you.

I am still working on my piece for Andy's Timeworn Techniques course - I decided it needed a pocket watch - now I do have one in my stash, but didn't want to use it because 'I may need it for a far more important project' I'm sure many of you know that feeling.

So I made a pocket watch out of clay and I am pretty pleased with it.

This is the picture I posted on Andy's forum

but Andy suggested I treated it with another subtle technique - and I think its made all the difference in making it look much more 'Timeworn' (its supposed to have been out in the garden for the last 50 years!)

Small touches make all the difference and thats the beauty of working with someone who knows his stuff

As a treat for reading right to the end of this post I would like to share this link of a VERY awesome example of a handmade Book -
Make yourself a cuppa and settle down for a few minutes its absolutely STUNNING!



  1. wow the difference is magical, x

  2. I just love your watch and the little extra made all the difference. I just watched that incredible video by Randi Parkhurst. What a talent she is. I love making books and am self taught at book binding but I could never ever imagine getting anywhere near to the talent of this lady.....Im lucky if I get a simple book together, lol. Thanks for sharing. Lee x

  3. Isn't it exiting, how you can give things the right look with paint? You clay pocket watch looks great...and the sneak makes me sooo nosy...the worn look i can see already is just awesome.
    Elly (:o)

  4. You call your post Wow, and you mean your reader count, but I say, WOW at your clay pocket watch! Love it..

  5. Wow that pocket watch is awesome Missus !

  6. WOW what a difference between the before & after but what has really excited me is that you actually made the watch!!!! Thats really clever, its amazing xxx

  7. Amazing clay watch, I love all the detail
    Sophie x

  8. yes, those little touches make all the difference, it's great to learn from experts.

  9. that pocket watch looks awesome, it DOES look like it has been around for ages! and thanks for the link of the video, loved it!
    have a happy week
    france #174

  10. The links that you share is amazing..... I am in class with you and your project is WOW WOW WOW.... Good luck.....


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