(Rant for the day:-)
“... and NO, I am not referring to all those financiers, the little banker gnomes who oversaw the world's finances collapsing while they fished for money.” ......I was referring to.....
Lisa B, who sent me pics of her garden gnome and I sent them on to the auction expert guy who sent me this link to this similar gnome that sold at Christies, London for $1,437.00 USD (see sale no. 5181, Furniture and Decorative Objects, 24 April 2007, London, South Kensington).
Check out those gnomes, folks. My 'Antiques Roadshow' page is here:-
Remember, there are over 1000 pages of free information on everything from pottery marks to porcelain sculptures on my site.
So what about sculpting? I hear you ask. Well , here's a thing - for those of you who are 'Facebook challenged' (like me) we are now fully fledged Facebook people and if you are not, do it now!
I just can't explain how good Facebook is for our UK Figurine Collective (www.figurinecollect.com) and YOU. We now have a site on Facebook which is not the same at all as our website and I didn't understand it and was against having a Facebook account.
However, our website has to be formal and 'presented' properly and making statement blah and so on. However, the Facebook thing is a complete and utter mad mess (in a nice way).
... but that's not the best thing. I am working on my new piece 'English Garden' it is roughed out and growing by the day - and I can just post pics on Facebook as I do stuff and share it with collectors and sculpting scholars alike.
Irene (yes you!) has already said she wants one (as low a number as possible) and it is hardly out of the 'lump of clay stage' yet. I am truly flattered, thanks ;-)
I am going to stop before I begin to sound like an advert for Facebook.
Just go there:-
Anyway, I am sure I was going to say some other things in this Newsletter, but I can't remember what they were now, so I'll get my coat.
Bye for now, I've got sculpting to do....
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