So much happening lately........first of all, thank you all again for your encouragement and support for my attempt to audition for Graphic 45's design team. I did not make it, as there are so many more talented ladies who did, and they were amazing. There's always next year, and now I can still concentrate on my sculptures.
In other news..........Tammy and her husband Rick, from "Tammy's in Love" were here in the valley visiting, and Sandy and I were blessed to spend some time with them. It was pure joy from my side, as I totally enjoy meeting new people, but especially blog friends. I did not take pictures, but Tammy and her husband did, and I'm sure that once she's able she'll post all about her trip. Tammy and Rick were such a pleasure to meet, and spend time with, and I hope they seriously consider moving out here at some point, even if it's for the winter. I need more friends to play with........LOL
I've been busy taking my mom to many doctor appointments again, as she's having different issues and we're trying to pin down the causes. I've finished my sculpt for the lovely Keren of "Free pretty things for you" and will be sending it off to her this week. I've included some images below.
I'm involved with a local group of ladies, ones I met at ArtZona in January, and we're getting together to alter dolls. Each of us (there are about 8 of us) will create a doll in some form or another and when we get together we will pass the dolls around and each add something unique to that doll. When all is finished, we will each have a unique doll with input from each of us........kind of like round robin dolls. I will definitely post about our gatherings and the finished dolls, as well as my upcoming class on the 27th. I've sent out a final count email to those of you who are participating in my class and if you could please respond as soon as possible, I'll be able to send you a list of supplies to bring.
Enjoy the graphics, I'm in the process of cleaning more up and I will share them as I finish with them.
Here is the process I went through for Keren's bird sculpture. She asked for a version of the little bluebirds she has on her blog header, so here they are.
|Wire armature wrapped in floral tape|
|Paperclay added as basic shapes|
|Beginning to paint. Here I painted the branch first and gave|
it a crackle treatment to look more like wood.
|Most of the painting is finished, now I just need to glue|
on the hand stitched flowers.
|Completed project.......I hope she loves it as much as I do!|
A lot of you ladies are delving into Paperclay, and I'm so excited for you all. If you haven't tried it yet, please buy a small package at your local Michael's or Joanne's and just play around with it before you purchase larger packages. If you have any questions or need any help with the clay, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send you links to my tutorials and answer any questions you may have. I will also be happy to send you my phone number should any of you wish to call me. Even though I have a lot of issues with my hands, working with Paperclay seems to be very therapeutic for me, and I hope you all will consider giving it a go.......it's a lot of fun.
You all have a lovely week!