NancyFarmerTwo

New websites, old pictures

Apologies for the silence, amongst other things I’ve spent the last 3 days getting my original artwork up in my other Etsy shop, the cunningly named NancyFarmerTwo. Not quite there yet but I just thought I’d let you know. I have quite a lot of stuff, some of it’s not seen the light of day for quite a while…. some random things, some bargains, some huge and expensive pieces, lots of etchings, they’re all getting an airing. More to come… It’s all here: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/NancyFarmerTwo After that, it’s about time I had a new website or tow. Proper ones. More to…

Medusa - carving by Tom Clarke, in Portland Stone, from a sketch by Nancy Farmer

Medusa, made flesh, in stone.

There are many things I fail to get round to posting on this blog, and it would have been a shame if this had been one of them! Following some pretty poor weather, rain, cold, rain, snow, rain and a spot of rain, it was finally dry enough for the wall of our house to be finished a couple of weeks ago, maybe even three weeks ago. And so my beautiful new carving of Medusa – carved at unbelievably short notice by Tom Clark, in Portland stone – could finally be revealed in all her glory. Here she is: My…

Medusa - carving by Tom Clark from a sketch by Nancy Farmer

Turning Medusa into stone

The Medusa carving is finished and is up on the wall already! Tom Clark did the carving (in Portland stone), and it looks fantastic… the wall is not actually finished yet, but I thought I’d post some photos while we still have scaffolding to get up close to the carving with. Ultimately the wall will be white, with a rough texture but not those wavy lines which are there so that the next layer of rendering sticks on. See this post for the fallen-down-wall photos: https://nancyfarmer.wordpress.com/2012/12/06/its-an-ill-wind-that-blows-nobody-any-good/

My sketch for the Medusa plaque

It’s an ill wind…

…that blows nobody any good. I have discovered an unexpected and (hopefully) one-time artistic opportunity! This is my sketch for the plaque that is being carved in stone to go on the wall of my house. I wanted a face, and Medusa seemed rather appropriate. An attractive Medusa, of course, one who looks alive, not an awful beheaded version of the more traditional kind: I am not carving it myself… obviously… having no skills whatsoever in the line of stone-carving. More on the local stone carver who’s doing it for me when I have checked he is ok with a…

Broad Beans in the garden

Distracted by Broad Beans…

I am distracted by Broad Beans! I am easily distracted in any case, by the garden in general, but this time it is Broad Beans that are preventing me from getting on with the next sketch for the calendar. There are rather a lot of them and they need to be got out of the garden and into the freezer before they all rot, which will be about now, given the weather… So, having spent a couple of hours picking and shelling a goodly load of them this evening, I headed back out to the bottom of the garden with…

Win a fairy in a good cause!

Clare Gladding is probably my oldest friend of those I’ve never met. She’s one of those people who I came across somewhere on the internet, back in the old days when one could actually sell art work on Ebay, and Etsy did not exist, neither did WordPress! She is running a raffle in aid of Brainstrust, who have helped her so much lately, so if you fancy winning this gorgeous handmade one-of-a-kind fairy, visit her Just Giving page:¬†http://www.justgiving.com/Fairytasia. Please note: the Fairy is her creation – not mine! …of course it is because of the fairy theme in both our…

New pictures, old pictures…

Apologies for temporarily abandoning the blog; it has not been for want of anything to say, but for want of time to say it in. So this will be a quick round-up of some of the stuff I have been up to in the last week-and-a-half. First, I have been hard at work on a commission. I don’t do these very often, partly because people usually only ask me for a commission if they want to be depicted as a fairy or demon or some such (for a few commissioned ‘portraits’ in the past have a look at: http://www.nancyfarmer.net/gal_commissions.html ),…