As most of you know, I had 2 shows to prepare for; the Quinlan Show in Philly and the IDTS in Asheville, North Carolina. I can honestly say that I created some fantastic pieces for these shows. In fact, not sure how I did it, but some how, I managed to create 5 pieces after the Quinlan show for the IDTS! Talk about a lot of sleepless nights. If you were unable to attend either show and could not see the pieces in person, don't worry, I have some pictures for you.
The first set of pictures are of the gourd dolls I was working on previous to the Quinlan show. Yes, I created 2 of them. The 2nd one was a secret. LOL Ok, so, anyway, the first one is called "My Moment of Zen". Here, I played with the idea of "zentangle" drawing/coloring and the zen you find with yoga. Her hands are held in the yoga pose for "creativity". In other words, my moment of zen is "creativity"! She took me 2 months to complete. As you know, the gourd is wood burned and painted with both alcohol inks and acrylic paints. Her upper body is made from polymer clay and the base and band around the waist is paper clay. She also has a galvanized pipe inside and epoxy for added strength and stability. I hope you like her. She is really AWESOME!!! And....she's still available if you are interested!
|"My Moment of Zen"|
|"My Moment of Zen" close-up of the face.|
|"My Moment of Zen" detail base.|
|"Zippity-doo-dah-Day" inner detail.|
|"Knight Training Begins Here"|
|"Knight Training Begins Here" detail of face.|
|"Knight Training Beings Here" detail of stone dragon and sign.|
|"Knight Training Begins Here" different view.|
|"Sweet Dreams Stardust"|
|"Sweet Dreams Stardust" close-up|
|"Nap Time" different view.|
|"Marigold" size to hand comparison.|
|"Brock" close-up with his cute little freckled face!|
|"Meadow" different view.|
Anyway, I do hope that you like all of the new pieces. And, as always, thank you all for your interest and your patience. I know I'm not always posting, but I do try to put something here in a reasonable amount of time. :-P At any rate, as most of you know my working schedule, now I'll be working towards the Spirits in Sanford show that will be September 30 and October 1 in Sanford, Florida. That.....and Christmas stuff. You all know how much I LOVE to make Santa! Gosh...this year is flying by! I better hang on to that broom tighter! HAHA Again....thanks for your interest here at The Pixie Knoll!