Salaric

    

August 21, 2016

Line Sketches

Filed under: Uncategorized — sarah @ 9:43 am

I’ve been trying to do more quick simple line sketches to catch the shapes and movements. These are just in what ever note book I happen to have at the time, being trained in field work I have a tendency to want to annotate all the pictures and have to keep reminding myself that it is not needed!

Cowfish South Africa

These are some of the ones I did in South Africa, I wish I’d done more but tended to be chasing small people and making sure they did not climb into lion dens (which the youngest did actually attempt :/ ).

Blue the penguin Cape Town

We visited alot of rescue centres and sanctuaries so not everything I saw and drew was native to South Africa – like these Hopper Penguins.

Hopper Penguins Cape Town

August 7, 2016

Pro-Galleries Shut Down

Filed under: Uncategorized — sarah @ 10:04 am

Pro-Galleries on Photo box is shutting down this means the little Point-Defect shop we had on there is going to be no more and that we will have to find another way to sell you guys prints!

We still have the Cafe Press shop but I am always on the look out for other outlets of my art works etc… so if you know of anything good please let me know :) Ta!

I can still get and have physical prints for sale at events.

May 15, 2016

Busy with Stuff!

Filed under: Uncategorized — sarah @ 9:59 am

I am still uber busy with the colouring book visual poem A Stranger Dream: Love that a launched at the end of April. It is steadily selling and I have actually gotten around to sending out some review copies (yes I know it is supposed to happen before you release the book :) ).

Posting out copies of A Stranger Dream

I sold out of the heart handled mugs with the art work Love on it – one of the pictures from the book. I have ordered more and they have now arrived :) I am still sorting out the Normal Mugs with normal handles but will have them soon :)

Yesterday the first lot of artwork badges arrived and I have homed 3 of them already :)

Shut up Badges from A Stranger Dream

There is a still quiet a bit of a to-do list to get everything I want to go with the book/be done with the art work :)

So far no bad reviews (that wont last but for now I am basking).

I am down to just two copies of the books I had to sell – there is another lot en-route, I will have them with me tonight at the poetry slam. Otherwise the next chance to buy the books and artwork stuff from me is going to be The Mini-Mall Con in June :)

(I may also be making Alaric dress as young spock once again which as those who came to my 30th know is a treat worth it’s weight in jelly beans!).

Of course you can order it on line from Amazon.

I hope to be doing more shows, stalls and things with it and I will be seeing if I can make the video of good enough quality to maybe show at an event but we are looking at next year for that sort of thing :)

Stories and poems are starting to go up on the various Monster Blogs once more which has been a long time coming thanks to head bang stuff. However slight change… they now tend to get pre-viewed on my Patreon account for those who are supporting me financially – to be honest though it paid for me to launch and create A Stranger Dream I still do not have quiet enough to be replacing the tech I need to replace and to make the blogs ad free etc… So if you find yourself with monies and you want to see stories and art from me… (yeah I hate asking for money but you know it has to happen or I actually can’t afford to be producing this stuff!).

Anyway…. my patreon.

Also – yes a lot of alsos :) I will have art at Art in the Park Cheltenham this summer.

And lastly – I really liked working on A Stranger Dream colouring in book, about 2 weeks in I made a list of other colouring in books I would like to make both poetry and not poetry based. So last week I popped a poll up to narrow down which one to work on next. I only gave four options and the ability for people to suggest other things… the resounding favourite option was Myths and Legends so I have started work on that.

I have a couple of commissions at the moment so it has to fit in around them but it has begun!

…..

Opps I lied one more thing or maybe two!!!

I will be doing a set at Science Show Off in Bristol on Weds 25th of May at the Grain Barge – there will be stars and poems and possibly a puppet but hopefully no singing!

And there will be steam punk and science-craft workshops run by me at Wychwood Musical Festival :)

I do have a news letter…

I think that’s everything but probably isn’t!

September 26, 2015

Yoda Graffiti

Filed under: Uncategorized — sarah @ 11:12 am

Yoda Graffiti

I love this piece of graffiti or street art or what ever we are calling it these days :) I found it at Weston Super Mare.

June 16, 2013

Knitting in Public

Filed under: Uncategorized — sarah @ 10:14 am

Last Saturday was knit in public day – I was still at the Cheltenham Science Festival working so I simply took my break at the knitting corner were they are knitting the mineral Perovskite as mentioned last week!

The project has grown!

The Mineral Knitting by the end of the Science Festival

I only managed one triangle in the end but I was extremely busy.

My part of the Perovskite Project

Interestingly some knitters still feel that it is inappropriate to knit in public – not entirely sure why – I tend to knit at events during my down time – if I didn’t do that I wouldn’t get very much done to be honest. Plus at home there tends to be a small child or two climbing all over me so knitting isn’t going to work very well in those conditions!

Though I did manage to get my eldest involved :)

Jeany attempting to crochet an atom at Cheltenham Science Festival

My hubby sadly didn’t get a chance and was a bit worried his crochet wouldn’t count anyway.

May 19, 2013

Knitting Update

Filed under: Uncategorized — sarah @ 8:31 am

I’ve not really kept up with the updates on the knitting! I’ve been going for almost two years now! I didn’t manage the sock challenge but will maybe reattempt next year! At the moment I am trying to finish off the Berry Bear blanket in time for Mary’s 3rd birthday but the circular needle is breaking so I am attempting a sugru fix with the knitting insitu (wish me luck!). But I also have a little niece due in August so have started knitting baby toys – just six balls to start with and then maybe a duck!

Knitting balls for baby

I am also knitting a toy for my eldest – it is going to be a creeper which is a creature from a game called Minecraft which the whole family are a bit obsessed with!

The beginnings of a Creeper

I tend to knit whilst watching films or at festivals. I really enjoy it but can’t over do it as it acts up my RSI which sucks :(

Incase anyone wants to follow/befriend me I am on Ravelry and I have an etsy shop where I sell off excess!

Also I hope to soon release the patterns for the molecular knitting which I put together for Science and Engineering Week earlier this year. I have lots of ideas (as always) of stuff to knit but am trying to finish projects off before starting new ones though I am going to attempt to knit Christmas presents and stuff this year so we shall see – I’ve packed away the olympic knitting and wont be getting it out until the Winter Olympics.

I did a lot of knitting around Christmas for friends weddings which was fun :)

January 27, 2013

Craftism

Filed under: Uncategorized — sarah @ 11:47 am

I love the thought of helping people with craft and discovered a few years ago the Craft-Activist Movement which is interesting in itself.

So when I saw a call for workshop ideas to help show people how important plants are to the planet I put forward my Upcycled Flowers project – it allows a talk on plants and is recycling at the same time!

I am excited that it is going to be used in the Botanical Gardens through out the UK :)

Yay! Go me!

October 2, 2011

Three Months of Knitting!

Filed under: Knitting and Crochet,Uncategorized — sarah @ 8:55 pm

This is my last check in I think until six months other than writing up specific projects!

I have joined a community forum thingy called ravelry it is a knitting, crotchet, weaving and spinning community and I found it by trying to find Harry Potter knitting patterns! And then it got suggested by several friends. I’m Saffy on there but spelt with a 5 instead of an S at the beginning – so 5affy.

In joining I discovered just how many things I have knitted and how many things I want to knit!

I have knitted in the last month – a rainbow snake which still needs to be sewn together and have eyes etc… added, a pastel variagated scarf which is in the unraviel pile as the baby pulled it off the needles and I muffed putting it back on etc… a red rose and LEAF! yes I managed a leaf :) And more importantly I sewed the thing together. I also managed a moss stitch coral and off course worked endlessly on the Berry Bear Blanket. I also have two petals of a christmas rose knitted.

Equipement added: I now have a crotchet hook to help with dropped stitches and like a giant safety pin to put knitting on whilst you knit the piece it needs to be attached too. My mother unfortunatly took back her double ended needles :/

August 28, 2011

Two Months of Knitting!

Filed under: Knitting and Crochet,Uncategorized — sarah @ 8:47 pm

I have a shoe box of wool off cuts to use for flowers

I have knitted another scarf in garter stitch this time in varigated reds, yellows, browns and oranges for my mother in laws birthday!

I have knitted several flowers and due to a piece of art work I am working on have bought another book which I can barely understand at the moment:

75 Birds, Butterflies and Beautiful Beasties to Knit and Crochet by Lesley Stanfield.

I have also started a blanket for my baby for when she is about three and going into a proper bed – it is multicoloured and strippy and known as the Berry Bear Blanket – it will probably take me all the intermediate time to knit the thing!

For the flowers I had to manage rib, and this involved me discovering that moss stitch is the result when you get it wrong! And stocking stitch. So I can now do three stitches – yay! go me!

June 26, 2011

Knitting: The Challenge Begins

Filed under: Knitting and Crochet,Uncategorized — sarah @ 12:45 pm

Me and my husband have been married for seven year this year and the theme for this anniversary is wool. So I am taking up knitting and he is taking up crochet. Our first challenges are I am to knit him a scarf and he is crocheting me a coral tea cosy.

I cast of the huge piece of gone wrong fluffy knitting I started like nine years ago now – it was origionally supposed to be a shawl but I lost the use of my hands and stuff and then lost the wool and then was just knitting for the sake of knitting etc.. So it is being turned into a record bag (if I ever get around to it!). Around the time this project was started my husband (then boyfriend) picked out some black fluffy wendy jazz wool for me to knit him a scarf in so that is what I am attempting this challenge in!

I have selected a varigated sock yarn for his project. We also got two books:

Really Wild Tea Cosies by Loani Prior

and

The Knitter’s Handbook by Hamlyn

I personally plan to be knitting scarfs in the short term – mastering the different stitches in the handbook :) I am starting with garter stitch, 60 stitches for Alaric’s scarf.

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