Here's some more photo goodies from the luncheon, and then some beginning tutorial images from my spring giveaway that Julie won.
These are some action shots of the ladies working on their boxes:
|I'm giving some pointers|
|Ms. Karen Valentine and|
her extremely loooooong and
dangerous looking glue stick!
|My sister Jenny (left) and Gail working|
furiously....see the blurry hands?
|Joanne Livingston getting the|
placement of her figurines (mini
Blythe dolls) just right.
|Melissa Waterbury working|
on adding elements.
|Red Head Sadie (Jenny Kuller) getting|
things just so.
|Everyone watching the master....LOL!|
|The ladies gathered around the table|
|Just a peek at all the beverages that|
the lovely Wendy Landis brought
for everyone....very generous!
|Lively conversations going on. Ms.|
Karen was queried many times about
blogging information, as she is the
Pro in this area!
|A very quick "round robin" type|
of game after lunch.
|Everyone got some goodies, some|
even got silly gifts like a bag of
cheetos, or some silly string.
|A huge pile of goodies to choose|
from for the game.
Now for part one of my spring giveaway tutorial!
Julie of "http://avintagechic.blogspot.com" was my spring sculpture giveaway winner, and she chose this image to be sculpted:
Here's my workspace setup:
|Standard tools, for me. My preferred,|
all around tool is the knife (second
from the right) with the red tip on
|This is a cake decorators turn-table,|
but it works great for me. I can work
all the way around my piece by just
turning the table.
|These are old ice-cream buckets,|
which I use as water buckets. I use
the water for keeping my hands clean,
for adding moisture to the piece during
the molding process.
|Baby wipes and paper towels for|
|Various pieces of wire, both twisted|
and single. These are used for
creating arms, legs, or wings.
|Wire cutters and pliers for manipulating|
|Any kind of craft|
glue for adding
stability to pieces
|A floor mat/rug to protect my carpet|
from spillage/wet clay.
|Styrofoam in a cone|
shape for the bee
hive. A round
and an egg shape
attached with a
bamboo skewer for
the bee's body and
|For me, this is totally|
Coming up next: The creation of the Styrofoam and wire armature, so stay tuned.