Sunday, 29 July 2012

WIN a Twelvemo Figure!


Ah rats!  I emailed the factory because I need to know WHEN!!! And the answer was that there have been typhoons that have closed the factory a few times in July, but I am not to worry, the order is nearly ready, and will be ready by 'the next weekend' which I take to mean the weekend starting tomorrow... Argh! It's so frustrating! I just wanna start putting them together. I have such itchy fingers at the moment. 

The competition continues, by the way! 

If you comment on this post or follow the Twelvemo blog or like Twelvemo's Facebook page (or all three) between now and when I get the delivery from China, I'll put your name in a raffle to win a Twelvemo Figure, which will be one of the very first to get assembled.



Anyway, a couple of young friends came round mine yesterday. They went on the trampoline for about a minute and a half, then came back in and made these arrangements in the front room. I thought you might like to see them.




This was by both the girls. 
They are both 10 and a half (or even three-quarters).


This was by Celeste.




This was by Flora.

I like them, both the girls and their arrangements!   





Animation inspired by my brother's balancing act....  

Click on the first picture and then scroll through the photos with the mouse button (or with arrow keys)  and you'll see Twelvemo spin around! (Thanks Wilkies!) 


So I have added some duplicates of the images so the effect goes on for longer. That's why there are now so many on this page.


This is how to make an animation but get someone else to animate it for you! I'm rather liking like this as a way to show the figure in three dimensions, and have been taking all round pictures of some of the sculptural arrangements for some time, so I have another one in the pipeline already, of a lantern full a marbles, bearing a Twelvemo figure on a giant miniature chair!


































That's probably enough of those to be getting on with!

No sticky stuff of any kind other than the magic of gravity is holding Twelvemo in position. And she isn't leaning on the whisk, in case you thought she might be...

The little twig broom is one of my oldest and most treasured possessions. I found it in among some plants  and leaves, down by a drain at my Granny Beare's house when I was really, really little, about four or five. Granny lived in a long, low, old, pink, thatched farmhouse in devon, and the brush probably dates from the 1920s or something. She was a good Granny, bless her. Another thing I remember was crawling on the rush matting and thinking 'Jeeze, this hurts my knees! It hurts my knees more than my hands, and it scrapes my ankles and the tops of my feet.' I reckon I probably learnt to walk during that holiday!

Anyway, back to the point. It took ages to stand her on one hand. Ages! Hope you like the photos. 

This one? God knows what this one's about!



Please follow and share! I'm liking all the comments that are coming :-)

The competition continues... 


I'm bored waiting and having no news to get excited about, so in an effort to drum up interest here's an idea... If you comment on this post or follow the Twelvemo blog or like Twelvemo's Facebbok page (or all three) between now and when I get the delivery from China, I'll put your name in a raffle to win a Twelvemo Figure, which will be one of the very first to get assembled.



To be in with a chance all you have to do is click a few!

In the mean time... Here are a few photos of some interesting things I've done with the Twelvemo figures at some point... Hope you like them!.








And look what my brother managed to do! Stood Twelvemo on one hand!!! 
'Stands alone in some positions' or what!






That would be the very same brother who made the music on this video with Men From Atlantis. Check out his websites if you are are liking what you hear...

video

RengRang Records     and      Dub From Atlantis

Many thanks for this raffling notion to my friend Ella Goodwin, who makes beautiful, witty, quirky things, sometimes but not always cat related. 
Go have a look!     Animella











40 comments:

  1. I'd love to win one of the figures! They are gorgeous!

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  2. Thank you! You are first on the list of names to go in the raffle, so at the moment the odds of you winning are pretty high!

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    1. Oh , I am so excited, can't wait till you get them in! When do you think it will be?

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    2. Not soon enough! I can't stand it any more!

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  3. Hi...Love the figures! I am amazed and stunned..
    I`d also love to win :)
    I`ll put a link into my blog!
    Hugs
    Kikka

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  4. It must be great to have a brother who enjoys your artistry so very much!

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  5. I also love these! I already follow this blog but I don't believe I have ever said how cool these are.

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  6. oh my so love the pictures and the video is great...every time I feel so tempted to buy from your etsy...but I will be patient and wait for the resin ones.......and yes ofcourse I love to win one.
    and following this blog is just fun....how did you do the glass looking ones?
    specially love the last picture and the ones in a circle

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  7. Long time watcher, first time commenter, I must admit. The Twelvemo figures are so wonderful, I love them!

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  8. Oh yes, I'm commenting! I'm pretty impressed by the one-handed hand stand, too. Was he any good building with Lego as a kid? You're still waiting to hear from China? Is it ok to flag this giveaway up on my Blog? I know I have people who are interested in your dolls.

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    1. I'd totally love it if you flagged it up. Thanks!

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  9. would give my teeth to own one!!!

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    1. that's going a bit far. Let's hope you don't have to, eh!

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  10. I been lurking for awhile:) I think the work you have done on this figure is truly awesome. I wish you every success.

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  11. Oh I would love to own one of these Twelvemo's wonderful !!!!! Will go and check out more on your blog now ♥♥♥

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  12. Twelvemo is awesome! I would love a chance to win. Now off to check out more...

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  13. great balancing pictures...and wonderfull chilhood memory you have :).....funny what things you remember.....I hardly remember the nice things....only the less nice things and the strange things.....no that's not true I can remember going with my brother to the playground...and playing with friends....but I didn't have a good contact with my granny's....Ok so I am old (53) but I can see this generation having better contact with parents and grandparents...its great
    .....................................drifting away.........love the last picture you made...I can see my twelvemo posing in old things like that...I am already looking for great object to make pictures already :)

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    1. That's just what I want, for people to see the possibilities to create their own narratives with Twelvemo. Hope you'll put pictures up on the web when you do!

      The glass looking one, by the way, was made with clear resin, but the guy that helped with the casting decided afterwards that he'd prefer not to work with clear resin again as it was such a pain in the butt to get good results with. (Hehehe... When I have sold a few hundred I might get the factory in China to do a special edition clear version for me!)

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  14. OOOh- 18 is my lucky number, I hope that Twelvemo comes to live and play with me!

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  15. Hey Sarah, so pleased to see this going further. Stick me in the draw for the Twelvemo figure!

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  16. Hi Sarah. The pics look great and the figure gymnastic (dare I say). Count me in!

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  17. just had to say I had fun with your pictures :) if you click the first one with the little twig broom and turn your scrol with your mouse it looks like she is turning around :)...just like a little video........ok so I got excited about something simple.....just had fun :)

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  18. So you do! Hahaha! I might just add another load of the same so the effect goes on for longer...

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  19. Loads easier your way than me trying to remember how to do it in Final Cut!

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  20. I came over here as fast as I could from Rhissanna's blog to see what the fuss what all about and the Twelvemo dolls...they are absolutely amazing! Wow! I have never seen anything like a balancing doll so perfectly made...kind of like the Olympics and their flawless competitions. And your photos really make them look like the stars of the show!
    Smiles ;)
    Teresa in California
    http://amagcialwhimsy.blogspot.com
    tscat@sbcglobal.net

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  21. Thanks Teresa. Your competition looked lovely and your winner is someone who has commented on this blog too!

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  22. Oh, I definitely had to follow, like, and comment as soon as I learned about your beautiful dolls and your giveaway. Your dolls are definitely amazing. :)

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  23. yes it is great to see twelvemo spin around :)......
    I like the settings of the girls, but the twelvemo's look like they had a party with a lot of alcohol before they had their pictures taken :)...it is nice to see how they tried to create a real setting :)

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  24. Hahaha! They do indeed! (I wonder where they can possibly picked up such ideas from...)

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  25. Wow these dolls are amazing! I've been experimenting with wax faces or heads on articulated bodies...your resin dolls have given me lots of ideas! Thanks

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  26. Oh WoW Sarah - They are sooo Very Near NoW!!! I think it was like a Year or 2 ago we first started the drive to get the word OuT and drum up Excitement when we first discovered your Twelvemo's on Etsy. This final waiting is the hardest part - I do KnoW! TiGGy is Dancing for JoYoUs and has cast her name for her very Ownliest Twelvemo too! HuGs and Congratulations - Twelvemo's are gonna Take Over Da WhiRLD!!!

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  27. Hahaha! Ok Tiggy! You're in there too!

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  28. hi sarah
    i think they are completely gorgeous......... and i hope the china project works out.

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  29. I got your ARRGHHHHH! message - inscrutable smiles and a very slow boat from China. The consolation: a deferred pleasure is all the greater.....

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  30. What exquisite little characters!! I would love a chance to win one. Please enter me in your draw and thank you.

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  31. I followed a link from "In the Court of the Gypsies" to see what the fuss was about. Your little dolls are quite amazing! All the fuss is well deserved!!! Best of luck and I will be watching for them in the market-place in the near(?) future.

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    1. Thank you Trish. I am determined to get them on the market soon, even though the setbacks are really annoying. All good things are worth waiting for, they say! You're in the competition now, by the way, as is everyone who has commented here or liked the Twelvemo Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Twelvemo?ref=hl

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