Sunday, 27 November 2011
This week, my son, (sporting his 'Prostrate November Tache), & I, repainted a grotto I did around 10 years ago. Made from MDF, it was never intended for long term usage, but every year, the wee house has been touched up and rebuilt. A couple of years ago, the centre decided it had had its day and it was put in storage with bags of cement, bricks and piles of other might-be-handy-one-of-these-days stuff.
The Grotto, in it's early years
The Grotto, as it evolved into part of a scene a few years ago
Every year lots of children have had their picture taken in front of it. There's a certain appeal about the little house that children are drawn to. When the centre invested in a lovely Cinderella carriage, the young people missed Santa's wee house and it was re-instated!
The Grotto, in the revamp process
I think its going to look good. I was unsure about it becoming an ice-house, (blue is such a cold colour), but it sparkles nicely having been sprayed with silver glitter; the proof will be in the reaction by Santa's customers...
....pictures to follow...
Wednesday, 9 November 2011
juneable: Last weeks best job! Out & About in Crieff: Crieff in Black & White I'm doing lots of sketches towards an illustrated map for the car parks of Crieff. Burrell Square Bank Street T...
Crieff in Black & White
I'm doing lots of sketches towards an illustrated map for the car parks of Crieff.
The Old Bank, High Street
St. Ninian's & The War Memorial
The Town Hall
Friday, 4 November 2011
It may not be the best face painting I've ever done, but it met with much appreciation and happiness!
Everyone was looking forward to their party later and getting all dressed up.
Quite a few of the staff got painted too, but I only managed a few 'phone photos.
Well done to all who got painted- especially the Grange staff member who had to catch the bus!