I might be working at a snails pace but I am seeing progress in my work. One piece is nearing completion, another is about half-way into the process. That is, I'm almost finished sculpting it, then comes the clothing and other tiny details. Then, the idea of the next piece is bursting at the seems of my brain wanting to take shape. Of course, one would think that since I have to ship all of these projects to Philly by the end of April, I would have a lot more to talk about at this point in time. Apparently I'm in that "dog--squirrel" mode. Dog sees squirrel and says..."squirrel". My attention span has been awful lately. I blame it on the spring fever....and hay fever too. Darn sinuses. It's amazing how hard it is to concentrate when you brain is plugged up with sinus problems due to everything blooming at once!
At any rate, I wanted to take a moment to pop in here to give you guys an update AND to say thank you to the new followers. It's always a pleasure to gain new peeps. So, thank you!
I had promised pics of the angel piece I had completed back in January. Admittedly, I was a tad bit lazy on getting the pics done. In truth, it kind of goes along with the "snails pace" syndrome I seem to be suffering from lately. :-P Unfortunately, the pictures are not that great, but, as you all know, these things always look much better in person than they do in their pics. In the end, all that matters is the fact that the one who commissioned the art is happy with the final piece. In this case, they LOVED it. The wings were the devil for me on this piece. I think I spent a fortune on feathers, only to ruin ALL of the feathers I had purchased because I didn't like the way they looked. I'm talking about the super nice rooster coque feathers too. Those really nice silky feathers.....all in the trash. *sigh* But, sometimes, this is what it takes in order to finalize a project. Lots of wasted material only to go in a completely different direction. Apparently, the angel did not want feather wings and peered down her nose at them every time I stuck them on her back. :-P The final result was much more aesthetically pleasing, and the angel was happy. :-D She is called, "Guardian of the Flock". I hope you all like her. :-)
|"Guardian of the Flock"|
|Gourd WIP in progress|
The other item on my table is a piece I shared on Face Book not too long ago. It is the head and armature of a pixie boy in the works. Obviously a bit more work has been done on him since this photo, but he is still far from complete in my opinion. I just adore his cute little freckled face and lovely blue eyes. I think once he is finished, he will not last long and will be in his new forever home where ever that might be.
|Little pixie boy in the works.|