Friday, December 11, 2015

lost bear goes dotty over yayoi kusama

I have always loved and been intrigued by Yayoi Kusama's work and somehow it came up when having a brew with my brit pal, Karen Russell, who immediately volunteered to whip up a dotty dress for "lost bear". Whip up she did because an hour later when I went back "lost bear" had a wee dress on.

toy photography, stuffed bear
"My big job is to glimpse my vision"
More about Kusama Happenings 

and what an amazing vision

"I,Kusama,am the modern Alice in Wonderland."

"I have a flood of ideas in my mind. I just follow my vision."

"My life is a dot lost among thousands of other dots."


Yayoi Kusama - 136 Artworks, Bio & Shows on Artsy

Sunday, December 06, 2015

Little Bear Lost

toy photography, koala stuffed toy
He was all alone, ragged, hacky mucky, and ready to be loved to bits again.
toy photography, stuffed animal
But first a bath 
Toy Photography
 then on the washing line to dry.

"There are few sadder sights than a wet bear hanging from a clothesline by it's ears. It says a lot for them that they never complain."

toy photography

A drink of hot ribena before beddy byes

and finally goodnight :)

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

At the Stroke of Midnight the Dolls would Dance

sepia photographs
When I was little my Uncle David would visit or babysit and he would tell us bedtime stories or play tricks. He had me convinced that my dolls on the shelf above my bed played and danced while I slept. I would try to pretend I was asleep and suddenly open my eyes hoping to catch them in the act. Alas the sandman would creep up and sleep would always overtake me. In the  morning I would jump up to see if the dolls had moved. 

They would always somehow be in different positions on the shelf when my Uncle was staying hah!  The other times they didn't seem to have moved although I stared very very hard at the minutest details hoping to prove that they indeed had been up past the midnight hour playing and dancing.