No matter, I have goofed off enough over the last week and it's time to get back to work for me too. Actually, I haven't been completely laying about and eating bon bons as my posterior would have you believe because I HAVE been putting in a few hours here and there when time allowed for it, but admittedly, I did have a little fun in the sun a couple of weekends ago. On the July 4th weekend, I had the opportunity to go to the East Coast of Florida to Sebastian and get in a full day of fishing with my husband and brother-in-law. I haven't done any salt water fishing since I was a kid! We were fishing in the inner-coastal....the water is brackish there, so you never know what you will pull out of the water. To my amazement, between the 3 of us, we had a good day of fishing from the pier: 8 red snappers, 3 puffer fish, a sting ray, a shark, a yellow jack and about 10 catfish. Everything was tossed back except for 2 red snappers, which we brought home and threw on the grill. I was lucky enough to catch a red snapper, a yellow jack, a cat fish and a bonnet head shark. We had a great time spending the day together and are looking forward to our next trip out when my brother-in-law visits again from Tennessee in the fall. And, as you might imagine, I'm one of those crazy nuts who like to get their picture taken with their "catch of the day". LOL Funny, cause I HATE to have my picture taken...but I will sure pucker up to the camera with my itty bitty fishy on the line. HAHAHA I have to say, this is the most God-awful pic of me ever, but hey, look at that bonnet head shark!!!! Yeah, it's a baby, but still, pretty cool huh? That is my brother-in-law in the back ground. Looks like he was dealing with his own catch at the time. :-) Good times for sure.
Anyway, back to the reality that is Monday. Aside from taking a day to go fishing, I finally managed to get that last monster finished with his sculpting. I don't have a pic of his finished sculpted state. Mainly because, well....I don't know why, honestly. HAHA Lazy I guess. Either way, I set him aside to be painted at a later time. And, then, I started the armature for the next monster. He is another tall piece, a bit taller than the other monster. The first one measures about 16 inches tall, this 2nd monster is about 20 inches tall. So, they are both pretty good sizes I suppose. What would you expect if these things were lurking under your bed? Micro monsters? So, I wanted them to be a bit larger for the sake of bringing imagination to life. Just imagine if that thing was lurking in your closet or under the bed....you surely wouldn't imagine it as a tiny little thing slithering around now would you? HAHA So, anyway, here is a quick snap shot of the 2nd monster. I have not started sculpting him just yet. I will start to work on that phase today. Like I said....it's back to work Monday....which includes me too. :-P At any rate, here he is in all of his naked monsterly goodness! Soon, he will actually start to look like something. LOL But for now, I think you get a pretty good idea of what he might look like in the future. You will have to stay tuned to see how he comes out.
|2nd monster WIP|
And, with that, I'm off to get some work done. As always, thanks for stopping by and reading all about my latest adventures here at The Pixie Knoll.