Thursday, July 28, 2011

Playing with ideas

urchin rings
Originally uploaded by coltpixy

I thought I had decided on a project to make for a challenge. Then I sat down and just played. Ending up with something completely different than my original idea.

No molds were used for these. If I get a chance I may go back to my original idea for a small sculpture but I like how these turned out.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Take time to smell the flowers

pink lily
Originally uploaded by coltpixy

Yesterday I was walking down a craft aisle in a store and broke down crying because I saw a potters wheel. My sister passed away unexpectedly in May of this year, she was only 44 years old. She loved working with clay and was quite gifted even though she didn't think so. She always wanted to take a class on throwing clay on a wheel. She never found the time to do it.
Life is short. Please take the time to take the class, go on the trip, live your life to the fullest and enjoy it while you can.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Trolineke Book Giveaway

Trolineke is one of my favorite sculptors. Her work is imaginative and magical. The first time I saw it was when she joined Deviant Art about a year ago. This is one of my favorites titled, "Wimble id".

Wimble id by ~trolineke on deviantART

She recently had a how-to book published and to celebrate she is giving away a copy of it on HER BLOG. She is in The Netherlands but there is an english version of the book.
Places to find Trolineke:
Her Website