Wednesday, March 30, 2011
I wonder, was she a high-school woodshop 'naughty' creation? Was she meant to be a doll? She seems a little racy for that. She seems to have 1950's aesthetic with the hairstyle.
She is now mine. Newest addition to the carved wood people collection.
Friday, March 25, 2011
This is a piece I started a year ago. Part of my Moonglow series, it sat in a box for a year. I've recently taken another look at this series and am doing a little re-working of finished and unfinished pieces.
This piece is made by embedding epsom salt in the clay, curing, and then removing the crystals - soaking is an easy method. Silvery acrylic paint details the impressions.
A charcoal moonglow bead is in the center and a silvery ceramic disk bead forms a simple toggle clasp.
To the troubles in my life, and the person who causes them - a necessary cathartic collection to speed you on your way.
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Monday, March 21, 2011
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
There is not much that is more cozy than a cat sleeping on a pretty quilt in the sun.
The sun actually washed out the colors in the bright parts of the photo and obliterated them in the shadows. Playing around in Photoshop to try and repair led to experimenting which led to a fun saturated-yet-washed-out poster effect.
Brightened up a gray day.
Friday, March 11, 2011
Daily Art Inspiration- 3/3/2011 Polymer Faces with Acrylic Paint, originally uploaded by Lynn_EL/UnaOdd.
The faces have been painted and sanded. Next I need to figure out how I want to use them. I like the idea of just a single head on a cord - that seems to be how I do most of my work. I am admittedly not a talent when it comes to combining elements in a multi-beaded manner. This is something I need to challenge myself with - do some growth and exploration.
Meanwhile so many of the faces are reminding me of people and characters although none are based on any existing person. I may have to name them!
Hope you have a great weekend!
It just tickled me today that I realized that my family members' ages are all prime numbers right now - 7,11,41,43. The fact that I'm the largest number, (oldest) of the bunch, only slightly dampens the enjoyment. My daughter also has an affinity for primes and chose her basketball jersey, 43, specifically for that reason - she is one cool 11 year-old...
Today just seemed a good day to celebrate our prime-ness - 3/11/11.
Do you have a fun prime number story?
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
I have a thing for carved wooden heads. There is a certain type that I am attracted to and I scour Ebay and Etsy for great finds, but unfortunately on Ebay I am usually outbid on the type I like best. Sometimes I torture myself by looking through completed items and just yesterday was heartbroken to see my ideal carved man's head that went for a Best Offer of $10! $10!!!!
Woe. Note to myself that I need to check Ebay more often.
I did however then browse Etsy and picked up this hatchet-faced fellow. He is happily settling in amongst the rest of my collection. Yay!!!
Now to the mood - a bit of a depression and a bit brooding.
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Some new pieces, hand molded. These are flat-backed and top drilled side to side to be used as pendants, but I think I will also be doing some without holes next. I'm thinking of the un-drilled ones being combined in a grouping as a wall piece or selling as supplies.
They're very fun and freeing to make and I like the occasional fingerprint - they are handmade after all and I like leaving a bit of a personal mark on each piece. They are smallish, averaging 1 inch high and about 1/2 inch thick - excluding noses ;^)