Friday, November 7, 2008
I thought I would share a process with you- this is Zunel, and she was a commission I did a few months ago. The customer wanted a fairy with long, Rapunzel type hair, so I saved the longest fibers I had for her. They were soft, luxurious and about 14" long. I dyed them a very pale blond. Here are the fibers I was dyeing and a spool of thread to show a size comparison.
This is what Zunel looked like finished: And here is how she started. This is a wire armature, covered with clay and baked. Notice the segmented limbs- this allows me to pose her as I am working on her. The base is alabaster.
Upper body is now done and baked. Her breasts are pushed into that position because she will be wearing a bustier later.
What a messy work area!! Good grief. Anyway, the time is getting late but I am working on her lower body now. While doing that, I am careful not to handle her face, as the detail work is done there.
Now that gorgeous hair is on, her panties and tiny ballet slippers are also done. Now the fun begins! I LOVE COSTUMING! The poor dear needs to do something will all that hair so I can get her dressed! I called this a Bad Hair Day for Zunel. The customer wanted her absolutely dripping in Swarovski crystals and rhinestones. I spent hours and hours doing the beadwork on this sculpture. I was pleased with how she turned out- so was the customer!
Monday, September 15, 2008
Friday, August 22, 2008
I continue to work in the studio- and will post photos as I can. I did a rather detailed commission piece this summer and the collector has given her permission for me to post work in progress photos of the piece. I will do that soon! Might be fun to see the long process my work goes through.
Thanks for stopping by- please check again in a few days or in the coming weeks- I promise to be more diligent with my posts!
Sunday, July 6, 2008
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Saturday, June 14, 2008
It is absolutely amazingly beautiful in Alaska! Your brain almost doesn't believe what your eyes are showing it. I don't know how to explain it-and a camera is not able to capture it, certainly.
Below is a small iceberg, and as you can see, it is aqua blue. This is the actual color of the ice, it is not a reflection! On the other side of this iceberg there were about a half dozen sea otters, playing with their babies... Of course, the eagles were flying high overhead. It was rainy most of our time there but we still managed to get out and see the country.
This photo is of one of the many glaciers we saw there. They estimate the glaciers in this area are at least 10,000 years old. Just imagine what is frozen in those layers of ice! Typical tourists! Set the camera on a wall, set the auto timer and run like heck to get into the shot! We did have fun--
I will be back in a few days with new work to show you- thanks for your patience and for checking in!~
Saturday, May 3, 2008
I have been away from the blog for a while- happy to be back in the swing of things. I am getting ready for a class I will be teaching in Alaska in less than a month!! So much to prepare for.
In the meantime, I wanted to share my latest work with you. This is Leilana- a very soft and feminine reclining nude. You can see her on my ebay page if you want to see more images.
Have a wonderful weekend-
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Thursday, April 3, 2008
I had this piece listed last week and didn't get back to my blog to update, but thought I would add her photos now anyway. This piece was started months ago- and finally finished in late March. With all the cloudy days, I was fortunate the day I snapped these photos- as the appearance of fire is what I was after. Late afternoon sun streaming into the screen porch offered me the lighting I was hoping for. Very dynamic, isn't it!
Gosh, I love my job.
Amber is sold and already in the collection of a very faithful Patron.
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
This is Gwyneth, my second Flower Fairy. I had a lot of fun experimenting with her dress- handpainting on silk with alcohol inks! Then to get the watercolor effects-- all very interesting. The weather is still dreary and cold- windy here so perhaps tomorrow I will have better luck getting good shots of her. These were taken indoors by a window- overcast day. Now great for capturing color, I'm afraid!
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
I named her Serendipity. A chance discovery- an unexpected surprise. That says it all!
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Have a great week- it's still freezing here- tomorrow it's suppose to be about 15 below! Did anyone say, "Spring"? Good grief...
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
At any rate, I spent the week creating Daigon, an Avairy fairy! She is adorned in brilliant feathers and rich fabrics of blue and purple. Loved doing her- trying some different techniques in the process. Hope everyone is safe and warm! Still pretty cold here. Hoping for spring!
Friday, February 15, 2008
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
I hope you can take a peek at her on eBay, the link is off to the left. Still blistering cold here- coldest winter I remember in a long time. Farmer's Almanac predicted colder and more snow than usual for this winter- boy were they right! Have a good week-
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Thursday, January 10, 2008
I hope you like her! She wears tiny gold leaves temporarily over her breasts since ebay frowns on showing bare breasts. Here is a photo of her without those leaves....
I am also making progress on my commission list. I will write more about that later...