Jim Victor: Food Sculptor

Jim Victor is a sculptor, who works primarily in the medium of butter.

Yes, butter, and other foods. His work is pretty amazing, though – mainly done for state fairs and farming shows and such like, from the look of it. I’ve not even seen all of the examples on his site, because there’s too many pictures for our puny Internet connection to handle, but they do look tasty. Well, apart from the Hershey chocolate – that tastes nasty. And the Kraft cheese is just a bit too orange to really look appetising – come on America, it’s time to make up with France – they could teach you about real cheese.

Anyway. He seems to have quite a skill for making them stay upright when they really shouldn’t – a butter cow, for example – the legs shouldn’t support the weight of all that butter, but they still do. Mind you, a real cow’s legs support the weight of all that beef…

Mounting in a Display Case

Christian Eriksson has put together a little step-by-step on how he mounted a couple of small Star Wars collectable miniatures in a display case, using the little risers you use to attach a motherboard to the case (should be very cheap and readily available in computer shops – there’s probably similar things in hardware stores too). The case itself was from Ikea, so can probably be got cheaply enough pretty much anywhere…

More from Sam’s Studio

Another couple of pictures here, first – here’s another watercolour.

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Again, I used Cotman watercolour pans, Gerstaecker paper and Pentel Aquash brushes.

More Little Changes to PigPog

Time for another update on some little changes to PigPog. Nothing huge, but hopefully tidying up a few things…

  • Added the link to our blogs back to the top bar again – we don’t want them too much ‘up front’, as they’re just our personal rumblings, but hidden away on the About page was a bit too hidden.
  • Cut down the text on the IRC link at the top. Nearly did away with it entirely, but I’m glad we didn’t – a couple of people have dropped by when we’ve been in there, and we’ve had a couple of good conversations with people.
  • Made the ‘RSS’ link to the main full text feed white-on-orange, to make it a bit more obvious than the others. I think some people have been subscribing to the wrong feeds, because there’s too much choice. I don’t want to take away the option of only picking up some subjects, but we don’t want people to accidentally subscribe to the ‘music only’ feed, for example, then wondering why they hardly ever get any posts.
  • Merged ‘Search’ with ‘Keyword Lookup’, which will hopefully make more sense…

From the Studio – Sam’s Watercolours

It’s been a while since I showed off any of my artwork, so here are photos of some watercolour abstracts I painted in my new nifty little studio area that Michael made for me a few weeks ago.

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