YUMA – Faux Cow Skull

(Yuma is currently looking for a home and is listed in my Etsy Shop)

‘Yuma’ is a desert dweller who is a natural leader thanks to his calm yet assertive aura. He is hand-sculpted from air drying clay and carefully painted in sandy tones.

Yuma Main View.JPG

His horns are pieces of driftwood meaning he requires no plant care.

Yuma is designed to be hung on the wall and therefore has a simple hole for hanging (e.g place on to a picture hook or nail). He will arrive nestled in tissue paper and securely tied down within a tear strip postal box – all the packaging is recyclable.

Yuma Side View.JPG

Measurements (Length x Width)
Skull = 5.5″ x 3.5″ / 13cm x 9cm
Skull + Horns = 8″ x 6.5″ / 20cm x 16.5cm

Yuma Dimensions.JPG

Materials;
Air-drying Clay
Driftwood

Each of my skulls are one of a kind. They may share a collective theme however they will never come out the same. I give them all a personal name to reflect this uniqueness.

Yuma Horn Close up.JPG

Princess Mononoke…

So I painted these a couple of weeks ago now and just never got round to posting them. One of our ‘local’ independent cinemas (The Cameo, in Edinburgh) shows vintage films on a Sunday and it just so happens that it’s Studio Ghibli month. So when I found out Princess Mononoke was showing I had to go. It’s probably my favourite Ghibli film, I mean I even dressed up as San for Halloween once and it was subbed not dubbed – bonus. Don’t get me wrong, I’m some sort of elitist about subbed vs dubbed it’s just that after hearing it in Japanese so many times that’s their voices now and anything else would just sound weird.

Princess Mononoke Nail Art

P.S. Here’s me dressed up as San, and my partner as Ashitaka of course. (Way back in 2012 might I add!)

Ashitaka and San Costume

RAIN – Faux Cow Skull

(Rain is looking for a home so is currently listed in my Etsy Shop)

Rain Main.JPG

‘Rain’ is an ocean wanderer who is trustworthy and creative. He features a beautiful piece of Sodalite which is believed to provide inspiration, encourage self-trust and also help clear electromagnetic pollution within a room.

Rain Side View.JPG

He has been hand sculpted from air drying clay and paired with driftwood horns which are speckled with little shards of Sodalite wrapped in silver coloured wire.

Rain Horn Detail.JPG

Rain is designed to be hung on the wall and therefore has a simple hole for hanging (e.g place on to a picture hook or nail). He will arrive nestled in tissue paper and securely tied down within a tear strip postal box – all the packaging is recyclable.

Rain Dimensions.JPG

Measurements (Length x Width)
Skull = 6″ x 3″ / 15cm x 8cm
Skull + Horns = 6.5″ x 8″ / 16.5cm x 20.5cm

Materials;
Air-drying Clay
Driftwood
Silver Coloured Wire
Sodalite

Each of my skulls are one of a kind. They may share a collective theme however they will never come out the same. I give them all a personal name to reflect this uniqueness.

OAKLEY – Faux Cow Skull

(Oakley is currently available for purchase at my Etsy Shop)

‘Oakley’ is a handsome forest dweller who has a warm and soothing nature. He features reindeer moss, faux succulents, faux leaves and driftwood horns meaning he requires no live plant care. He has been hand sculpted from air drying clay and then carefully painted in woody tones.

Oakley Side.JPG

Oakley is designed to be hung on the wall and therefore has a simple hole for hanging (e.g place on to a picture hook or nail). He will arrive nestled in tissue paper and securely tied down within a tear strip postal box – all the packaging is recyclable.

Oakley Detail.JPG

Measurements (Length x Width)
Skull = 5″ x 3″ / 13cm x 8cm
Skull + Horns = 8.25″ x 6.25″ / 21cm x 16cm

Oakley Dimensions.JPG

Materials;
Air-drying Clay
Driftwood
Faux Leaves
Faux Succulents
Reindeer Moss

Each of my skulls are one of a kind. They may share a collective theme however they will never come out the same. I give them all a personal name to reflect this uniqueness.

Oakley Main.JPG

SAGE – Faux Cow Skull

(Sage is currently available for purchase in my Etsy Shop)

‘Sage’ is a forest dweller who has a positive and light-hearted temperament. This is reflected by his dewy glow and the three pieces of green sea glass within his forehead. The number 3 in many cultures is very auspicious and when paired with the colour psychology of green it could be seen as a sign of good fortune!

sage side view.JPG

Sage’s ‘horns’ are actually a pair of ‘tricolour melanocrater’ air plants. Here are my simple recommendations on how to keep them happy and healthy;
– Mist the plants once or twice a week with water, ensuring they have dried off within 4 hours or your plants may begin to rot.
– Place the skull in a bright room, but out of direct sunlight as the plants may get too dry and begin to brown.
I include a care sheet specific to the variety of air plant with each skull for future reference.

sage main.JPG

Sage is designed to be hung on the wall and therefore has a simple hole for hanging (e.g. place on to a picture hook or nail). He will arrive nestled in tissue paper and securely tied down within a tear strip postal box – all the packaging is recyclable.

sage close up.JPG

Measurements (Length x Width)
Skull = 9cm x 14cm / 3.5″ x 5.5″
Skull + Horns = 26cm x 22cm / 10″ x 8.5″

sage dimensions.JPG

Materials;
Air-drying Clay
Tillandsias
Sea Glass

Each of my skulls are one of a kind. They may share a theme collectively however they will never come out the same. I give them all a personal name to reflect this uniqueness.

Ocean – Faux Cow Skull…

(Ocean is currently for sale in my Etsy Shop)

‘Ocean’ is emblazoned with many sea treasures; sea glass, sea shells, sea pottery and driftwood mostly collected from the shores of a South Queensferry beach. He is hand sculpted from air drying clay and then carefully painted in blue hues to reflect the ocean itself.

Ocean Main.JPG

Ocean is designed to be hung on the wall and therefore has a simple hole for hanging (e.g place on to a picture hook or nail). He will arrive nestled in tissue paper and securely tied down within a tear strip postal box – all the packaging is recyclable.

Ocean Side View.JPG

Measurements (Length x Width)
Skull = 5″ x 2.75″ / 13cm x 7.5cm
Skull + Horns = 6.25″ x 7″ / 16cm x 18cm

ocean dimension.jpg

Materials;
Air-drying Clay
Sea glass
Sea pottery
Driftwood
Seashells

Ocean Macro

Each of my skulls are one of a kind. They may share a collective theme however they will never come out the same. I give them all a personal name to reflect this uniqueness.

SAHARA – Faux Cow Skull

(Sahara is currently for sale in my Etsy Shop)

‘Sahara’ reflects the purity and elegance of a natural skull. After being hand sculpted from clay I painted minimal detail and use natural tones to accentuate her curves and shape.

Sahara Main.JPG

Sahara’s ‘horns’ are actually a pair of ‘Baileyi’ Airplants. Here are my simple recommendations on how to keep them happy and healthy;
– Mist the plants once or twice a week with water, ensuring they have dried off within 4 hours or your plants may begin to rot.
– Place the skull in a bright room, but out of direct sunlight as the plant may get too dry and begin to brown.
I include a care sheet specific to the variety of airplant with each skull for future reference.

Sahara Side View.JPG

Sahara is designed to be hung on the wall and therefore has a simple hole for hanging (e.g. place on to a picture hook or nail). She will arrive nestled in tissue paper and securely tied down within a tear strip postal box – all the packaging is recyclable.

Sahara Skull Detail.JPG

ghost dimension

Measurements (Length x Width)
Skull = 5.5″ x 3.5″ / 14cm x 9cm
Skull + Horns = 9″ x 8″ / 23cm x 21cm

Materials;
Air-drying Clay
Tillandsias

Each of my skulls are one of a kind. They may share a theme collectively however they will never come out the same. I give them all a personal name to reflect this uniqueness.

SOL – Faux Cow Skull

(Sol is currently for sale in my Esty Shop )

I have taken inspiration from the warmth of the setting Sun to create this piece called ‘Sol’. He is hand sculpted from air drying clay and is adorned with a beautiful, unusual piece of sea glass picked from the shores of a South Queensferry beach.

Sol Main.JPG

Sol’s ‘horns’ are actually a pair of ‘Butzii’ Airplants. Here are my simple recommendations on how to keep them happy and healthy;
– Mist the plants once or twice a week with water, ensuring they have dried off within 4 hours or your plants may begin to rot.
– Place the skull in a bright room, but out of direct sunlight as the plant may get too dry and begin to brown.
I include a care sheet specific to the variety of airplant ‘horns’ with each skull for your future reference.

Sol Side View.JPG

Sol is designed to be hung on the wall and therefore has a simple hole for hanging (e.g place on to a picture hook or nail). He will arrive nestled in tissue paper and securely tied down within a tear strip postal box – all the packaging is recyclable.

Sol Close Up.JPG

Measurements: (Length x Width)
Skull = 4.75″ x 2.75″ / 12cm x 7cm
Skull + Horns = 12″ x 3.5″ / 30cm x 9cm

sol dimensions

Materials;
Air Drying Clay
Sea Glass
Tillandsias

Each of my skulls are one of a kind. They may share a collective theme however they will never come out the same. I give them all a personal name to reflect this uniqueness.

Abstract Art…

So I’ve seen a lot of random/abstract nail art lately on Instagram (e.g among others, ‘Ninanailedit‘ does the style quite often) and thought I’d give it a go. It was simultaneously freeing but a bit stressful , let me explain.

It was great to just do a blob here, a few spots there, add a line and then voilà. It was quick, in my opinion it looks quite cool and it wasn’t messy. There was no pressure to be ‘perfect’. Done.

But! It was knowing when to stop and also not getting too OCD about it. Is that enough spots? Do the lines have to all point in the same direction? Was that the right colour combination? And so on.

I’d definitely do it again as it was quite fun and I’d recommend for everyone to give it a go!

Random Abstract Nail Art