Monday, February 25, 2013

A new piece in process...

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.

I don't usually work this way...with the armature first and I rarely use apoxie sculpt for the body, but I just have to step outside of my box and stretch myself.  Otherwise creating loses that wonderful edge that risk brings and that edge, I think, creates good/great pieces

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......  :)

Sunday, February 24, 2013

A Bone Faery to heal bones.....

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:
     You can read more on the creating of these faeries here and here:

Monday, February 18, 2013

Hunting inspiration.....

Today I uncovered wonderful inspiration in nooks and crannies of my studio mess!  Time to clean up, clean out, label, stack, store and start anew. feels so good!

Of course, with the help of Miss Millie....

I had forgotten all about these!  I found these in a cobwebby, messy, wonderful old barn/store/broncante in France several years ago.  Aren't they fabulous!!  They are from hats from the 1800's or early 1900's.    I am so inspired!!