Sometime ago now, I showed you the tiny cyclists I was working on for Antique Toy World, a collectibles store in Camberwell. They have since been finished, varnish and all, and delivered to the store. Looking back at the work done, at all the stripes, stars, and crosses, it makes it clear to me how much work went into each individual model. It also makes me long to paint a few more soon. My favourite to paint remains still the Scots. From purely a painting perspective, the Americans, Swedes, and Russians follow closely behind.
This is what forty-seven riders look like finished. And this, to refresh our memory, is what forty-seven looked like as I worked. Yep, pots of paints can wonders make. Yep, I've found a favourite hobby.
Anyone have a Dinky toy that needs a touch up?
Speaking of peddling faster, faster, after blogging interlude, I'd best hop back to things now. Many exciting projects on the go this November, including with G and Hila a followup to our Evening zine, It's the Dusty Hour. I have an evening's worth of cutting ahead of me for Gracia and my five collaborative collages. There are light beams and ballrooms and many, many things!
(Light-based is proving fun and I can't wait for you to see them, Hila.)