Monday, May 13, 2013
It is made up of two lessons and is a great way to prepare for another class coming in June called "Pandora and the Seven Sins."
Of all my pieces, Pandora is one of my very favorites.
I love the size….and the complexity and inter-action of the piece. It's just fun! And always makes me smile.
Choose your "Sin" for the day by reaching into Pandora's belly! :)
This piece was published in a wonderful article in the Spring 2009 issue of Art Doll Quarterly.
"Pandora" sits on a turntable base so that the piece can be turned to show all the Sins, when they are out of Pandora's belly. ( and "Hope" which always is there, safe within ) The lessons include directions in sculpting, painting, costuming, creating a base, collage work, and the art of the final touches. The materials will include apoxie sculpt, paverpol, polymer clay, and many of the products that I have come to trust and use, over the years. It is divided into two parts: First, Creating Pandora and then creating the individual Sins.
I have used a gourd to create Pandora, however, if gourds are difficult to come by, you could use two plastic bowls for the form. One for the lower part of her body and one for the upper part of her body. Then you could create her torso out of aluminum foil. I'm not sure if the hinging would work with the plastic bowls, but that isn't really necessary. I have found, with foil and apoxie sculpt, one can do anything! :) And if you decide to use this alternative, just contact me with questions and I can add directions in the forum or through email.
Hope you can join the fun! http://www.aforartistic.com/Pandora.html
Posted by As Seen Thru My Eyes at 8:11 PM
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
A good friend and a talented and wise woman, Roanna Rosewood has just released a wonderful and powerful new book "Cut, Stapled, & Mended" and in doing so, is giving away hundreds of dollars worth of valuable gifts, just in time for Mother’s Day.
My online "Leaf pod baby class" is one of the free gifts.
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This one-day opportunity disappears at midnight. http://www.cutstapledandmended.com/
Check it out!
Posted by As Seen Thru My Eyes at 9:42 AM
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Posted by As Seen Thru My Eyes at 6:09 PM
Sunday, March 10, 2013
|I have two new online classes up and ready for signing up. The first one is in creating a Faerie Throne. They are so fun and easy to make. As you can see by the photos, I just couldn't stop. Only $20! Find out more here: http://www.aforartistic.com/Faerie-Throne.html|
|If you haven't taken an online class before, this is a great one to begin with. I love teaching online, and I myself take lots of classes this way. It's so convenient and can work into my own timing and schedule. And no travel costs!|
|The second class ( which actually comes up first, at the end of this month ) is on creating two different rabbits with the use of a gourd, apoxie sculpt, buttons and a touch of pussy willow. For more information, click here: http://www.aforartistic.com/whimsical-wabbit.html|
|I'd love to see you in class. If you do sign up, let me know that you heard about it on my blog. I'd love to create with you!|
Posted by As Seen Thru My Eyes at 6:18 PM
Friday, March 8, 2013
|We've been tearing out our kitchen and so no time in the studio....except today when I stole a few minutes and added some color and some feathers....In my mind, when I began, she was going to be all white....but my mind never rules.... :)|
Posted by As Seen Thru My Eyes at 7:56 PM
Friday, March 1, 2013
|Antique black netting with tiny iridescent sequins.....a subtle crackle glaze and touches of gold paint....|
|Magenta feathers....hmmmm....what next for this little bird....|
|Just the beginning....my daughter and granddaughter arrive tomorrow so I won't get to work on it much......|
Posted by As Seen Thru My Eyes at 8:22 PM
Monday, February 25, 2013
|Cleaning out my studio and finding the bird heads has inspired a new piece. Not quite sure what she will end up looking like, but she will be part bird/part human.|
|So the body was built on wire with apoxie sculpt, which I really enjoyed. I could get the legs and body really smooth. The head was sculpted with Prosculpt.|
|Her arms and torso will also be painted white and my thought now is that they will be covered with black antique netting that I have, with tiny sequins on it. So the white will show through.|
|She will be a black & white bird, with magenta highlights.....maybe.....|
|More to come...... :)|
Posted by As Seen Thru My Eyes at 6:04 PM
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Here is a little bone fae, created with mink bones, and donated to Robin's Relief Fund auction. These have sold for $450 at the Chalk Farm Gallery, so you can pick up this little guy for a lot less and help a wonderful woman heal. You can see the auction on ebay by clicking here:
|Read about Robin's story here: http://robinsullins.com/||You can read more on the creating of these faeries here and here:|
Posted by As Seen Thru My Eyes at 9:23 AM