Thursday, December 31, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Eclectix site has been updated with images in the mini side show "All dolled up"
Click on "current exhibit"
Monday, September 14, 2009
Saturday, August 15, 2009
She embodies a longing for inner healing and for the shady bower, the babbling brook and deep peace of nature. I hope you get some of that too.
Sunday, August 2, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
Monday, June 8, 2009
This is Flame O'neal . I started her in brown prosculpt since I had that around and I wont use prosculpt for any tiny sculpture since its fragile and I mixed in some kato. My clay was getting low so, Im going through my scrap clay! At this point I hated her. It seemed she might never look right.
Since I missed the other challanges I figured I better do this one cause what if the next challange suxs and uninspires ... Im likely to get kicked out of ADO!
So, anyway I chose Fire as my element. My reasoning is Ive done alot of mermaids,blue dressed peices and I havent done much in the warm tones. I thought of Austrialian opals and citrines and topaz.
Plus I took into consideration the symbolic values of each element. I have plenty earth ,water,and air in my life,but I could sure use some fire! Energy, excitement , passion! A little balance is in order right?
Look what happened. Scary huh? I think I am thrown a curveball sometimes. She appears purple in this shot because of blue skylight. I got this silver nimbus crown and I think she looks swell with it. I decided from the begining I wanted to base my fire peice on the purifying qualities of flame and the way after a fire ash will cause plants to regrow.
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Friday, May 29, 2009
In the meantime Flame and Ash bust for the elements challange will be emerging along side other bits and bobs.
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Ive scultped her hands and only have to add them after a bit of sanding. Im doing so poorly at finishing her in a timely manner and Im far more inspired to work on busts right now! Simpler to finish , larger so no squinty detail and no need for clothing. I am planing to close commissions for a while to recover.But still have a mermaid commission for June. really would like to have Arinhrod finished by that time. I was hoping to get some deep blue czech glass buttons for her crown. Similar to what Mucha medalions on his ladies on either side of the ear. I found these from Crazycakes on Etsy.
Sunday, May 17, 2009
The texture is very similar to silk tussah and it it a bit less glinty. it felts up lovely,soft and very lightweight.
Sunday, May 10, 2009
It was a good wet winter and there were Alpine's, blue dick's, blue eyes,White yarrow in bloom. tiny yellow guys I dont know the names of .
Mom braided my hair as I sat under a big pine looking for owl scat. Looks like they havent come to that spot in a while. I was hoping to find some tiny rodent bones. She also gave me some Primorose. Hopefuly that will get me through my anxiety and help me get off medication.
Kind of a neat story. Ive never known any of my grandparents which is sad because I love old stuff especialy the stories old people tell. But I happend to search online and found my great neice Erica online. We'd never met and I dont think we knew of each others existance. Through her I got some photos. Including one that was a black and while photo . It looked cliped from a newspaper of my paternal great grandmother Jessie. It was added to the church flier they have when someone dies. She had the kindest eyes so, I imeadiatly connected to her even though I never knew her! I decided that photo wasnt very nice so, I took it into photoshop and painted it. On the flier it mentioned a favorite poem of hers was called "keep a goin" so, I googled it! Its pretty good advice from the previous generation.. for anybody in these times ;)
Keep a-Goin' (by Frank L. Stanton c1920)
If you strike a thorn or rose,Keep a-goin'!If it hails of if it snows,Keep a-goin'!'
Taint no use to sit an'whineWhen the fish ain't on your line;Bait your hook an' keep a-tryin'-Keep a-goin'!
When the weather kills your crop,Keep a-goin'!Though 'tis work to reach the top,Keep a-goin'!
S'pose you're out o' ev'ry dime,Gittin' broke ain't any crime;Tell the world you're feelin' prime -Keep a-goin'!
When it looks like all is up,Keep a-goin'!Drain the sweetness from the cup,Keep a-goin'!
See the wild birds on the wing,Hear the bells that sweetly ring,When you feel like sighin', sing -Keep a-goin'!
Saturday, May 2, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
So this is my humbly pretty veiw outside the window in my workshop. How do you like our lawn? Now I know what youre thinking ,but this unmowed, tousled wildflower feild look takes alot of effort!!! heh heh
Across the way you can see the niebors roof. behind our bare grape vine. The trees of heaven are naked too,but They get the neatest red leaves! Heres a picture from a few years ago. With a shiwadlion Ive picked.
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
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Lemme see 5 addictions yawns ..how about 5 of my biggest influences right now? or you could call it the gnawing muses insistant whispers.
3. Felting fibers. It helps me to dream up completely non related images. Im considering sculpting Rusualka again because I saw a most beautiful peice of mossy green mohair on etsy! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22399705
4. Anything folk art retablo, shrine shaped or featuring santos(saints) or creche figures.5.metailic thread ,knitting,tatting or knotting whichevers simplest!This is insane I know ,but since metalic lace trim is expensive and not small scale enough to please me. Im reasearching making my own. I prolly should pay the man the 20 dollars!
Saturday, April 4, 2009
Saturday, March 28, 2009
I dont know what happened... I couldnt resist working on her right away! (((( on Etsy now)))))
This lil one wanted to be born now! She has gemstone earings and freehand writing across her forhead, Her hair is the softest pearl grey fur (naturaly shed) and in her gilded nitcho is a picture of a screaming monkey and a uncut crystal. both behind a tiny lense that can be removed.