Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Daily Art Practice

Hi there! I have been spending time creating. I started a daily art journal and have been spending as much free time as possible sketching, drawing, painting and of course, sculpting. I do something every day, even if it is a small sketch or mixing watercolors to see just how many colors I can mix from just 10 tubes of paint.
 I did this to improve my skills but have found that it has done so much more. It helped me find my real self that I had lost in the grief of losing many family members and friends who passed away in less than 6 years. That was not my intention but I am glad it is happening.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Sleeping Mice

I have an idea in my head for a 2 part sculpture that I am working on. Each part will be made from different media and made to go together but will not be permanently attached.  One part will be wool, the other clay. I am not quite where I want to be with the wool part yet. Still playing and practicing. Here are a couple of practice mice.

sleeping mice

Monday, October 24, 2016

Smooshing clay mushrooms

For this project I was supposed to look at mushroom and fungus photographs. I used Pinterest and saved them to a board there. Then the goal was to find ones that I liked and take artistic license to change colors, textures and put them together even if the real ones grow on different continents. To make them my own. . It was a fun project and I am happy with my results.

mushroom sculpture

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Adventures in Needle Felting

I need to smooth out the needle marks on this little teddy bear. I just finished making him. Originally he was going to be dark brown but I was afraid that his eyes would not show up on that color. Instead of scrapping it and starting over I decided to cover it with a lighter shade. I like the way that turned out because it makes it look more aged, well loved and played with. As with most of my needle felt projects it was made with a particular recipient in mind. It will be mailed later this week. Here are a couple of photos to show scale. In one he is being held by the Mod Barbie that my mom surprised me with to use as a model for my 1:6 scale projects. In the other he is sitting in a 1:12 scale chair from a House Of Miniature kit that I put together and painted. I know that the little girl this is going to live with has both a dollhouse and Barbies. I hope she likes him and plays with him.

needle felted teddy with Barbie

Needle felted teddy on 1 inch scale chair