(if this doesn't come in for you...just type in Colin's Creatures in the youtube browser and it will come up)
We were in England in July and I looked for some nice ceramic sheep for my small collection. I didn't see anything I liked and didn't really want to be in the shops anyway. I thought that the best thing to do was to go on line when I returned to see what was out there.
I'm glad that I did or I wouldn't have found Colin. You can see his website above. I'll come back on with the neat video they have on Youtube showing Colin creating one of his creatures.
The best part about the three Dorset sheep that I ordered is that the service was so good. I e-mailed back and forth with the artist, Colin Richmond, several times and he answered all my questions. The sheep arrived packaged beautifully in about 2 weeks time.
I can't say enough about this man's talent and interesting life. Well, you'll see when you see his studio in the video and watch him at work.
I thought that this would be a good time to put this on...Christmas is coming. There are an amazing assortment of animals available.
What could be more Scottish than Sheep! I don't know why I love them so but I do. I think they are so beautiful and I didn't know half of the varieties in the world. Back soon, Mary
I'll bet he has some of them. Hes traveled the world to photograph the different types. I've been in Cardiff, Wales. We weren't there very long but it was on a tour of the castle. It had the most lovely wall art in almost every room. When we'd just crossed the border we were told to look high up and to our right for a home that Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor had lived in for awhile. The part of Wales we saw was gray, gray, gray, but I'm sure there are lovely parts if we'd have traveled further. Mary
Wales is lovely. I visited there years ago - seems to be a common theme in my travels - staying overnight at a friend's house in OSWESTRY where there was a hot air balloon factory at the time (now part of Cameron Balloons in Bristol - where I also visited - years ago ). At the moment if I think Scotland I think of those shaggy cattle though I see where the Golden Eagle was just voted favorite Scotland animal. Most sheep I ever saw was in Hamilton, New Zealand - yep, years ago!
My two most recent balloons were/are named Coyote Moon and Coyote Rising - as I'm a fan of the American West. And I have some coyote art around the house. Have to see if he has any of those...
Yes, he might...sure has enough animals. Look at his website. We have seen coyotes here in our new neighborhood and we are in the city...a suburb of Portland, Oregon. My husband saw two several weeks ago just walking up the street. He went to the door of a neighbor whose lovely cat is always out to tell them that maybe they'd want to put the kitty inside. We expected to see them in our last house...the backyard was on a forest and creek below. They'd across the backyard...usually in the early a.m. I'd see them from the bathroom window if I was up at 5 a.m. One was so very beautiful...he/she had brown variations of fur...not all one color of reddish brown...quite lovely. They'd walk up the middle of the street once in awhile like they owned the place...not in a defensive way at all. We all lost cats to coyotes. My beautiful silver shorthair, Lily, was one at age 13. She got back out one night and it happened. We didn't find her body but know that is what happened to her. The neighbors next door lost a Persian. After that our cats were always indoor cats as are the two we have now, Andrew Brown-Tweed and Sofialina.
I know if Colin Richmond doesn't make them you'd find them on line. I've seen ceramic coyotes in Arizona and New Mexico. We go down there almost every Feb. to a timeshare. We both love the Southwest. I'd love to see more of Texas too. My husband has been in several of the cities but I've only been to Austin and San Antonio. Our niece lives there having married a Dallas boy and we'll get down there again. She wore a beautiful white gown but posed in cowboy boots in the gown for pictures. She really became a Texan considering the fact that she was raised in Washington D.C. Goodnight now!! Mary
Yes Mary, sadly, cats and coyotes don't often mix. I've feared for my darling Bailey - living here on a small country airport with woods to the north and south. Flying overhead in my balloon I've seen deer, red fox, one - rather large - cougar, but no coyotes, though I don't doubt they are about. Bailey is indoor/outdoor but she doesn't stray much out of the yard. Once in a while across to the neighbor's or the hangars opposite our drive. I did use to worry when she crossed a single lane drive into the airport to sneak under the fence into a vacant and then heavily wooded lot - but the owner forrested the timber off it a couple years ago and she hasn't been back since - though it's beginning to overgrow again. Such a shame as I used to love to hear the wind whistling through the tall pines before they were cut down.