Welcome inside my head, my heart...
Monday, December 31, 2007
Wow, it's been a while. The past few months have been quite busy and then even busier with the holidays but I did manage to finish my little ornaments for my Polymer group Holiday Ornament Swap. Of course, I finished late, but at least i finished! That itself is a step for me. :)
Here they are, I hope you like them.
I do hope to make lots more they were so much fun.
There's A Little Snowman, chuckin a snowball :)
A Gingerbread Cookie
and A little dragon in the gift box which is full of coal
I made this one for Heather, she had been very naughty!
So he's handing her a piece of it. ;) Front & back view (which is showing up under the Elf)
You can enlarge them by clicking on the pictures, but watch out for that last one, its huge!
Thanks so much for visiting!
Thursday, August 2, 2007
When i first had the vision I quickly sketched it so i wouldnt loose it, i just pulled out the sketch and his head turned out pretty much how I envisioned it, what a nice surprise! Please wish me as much luck with the body ;) It's not quite finished but he will need the body attached before i can get to the next part :)
Thanks for visiting!
Friday, July 20, 2007
This is the third class in the gourd series with Marilyn Radzat being held at Thatcreativeplace.com. This is a BIG gourd. A much bigger scale than I'm used to, no wonder it took so much longer to finish!
Monday, July 9, 2007
Well its been a while since i posted because I dont have that much to show.
I've been making progress but veeerry slooowly... Where does the time go?
I did a little more detailing my slightly larger playful (cat-like) dragon who is just about ready for the oven! ohh and I started another baby dragon! :) These little guys are soo much fun for me!
I will post progress pics, when i am able to make progress ;).
Here they are together, the small one is about 2 inches, and the slightly larger one about 4 1/2.
I am building display scenes for both, i loove "dioramas" ;) Please check back to see their progress.
Friday, May 25, 2007
She's a larger poseable one she'll probly be about 14 inches when complete.
She'll be wearing a corset, or something like it.... which is why her chest looks like that...
I have so many projects I had intended to wrap up last weekend, before our upcoming trip, but came home Thursday from work with what felt pretty similar to the flu! Glad thats over with.
This is as far as I'm going to get before we leave, shes only got half of one eyebrow and half of a half set of eyelashes ha ha :) But here she is anyway....
Hugs, Lisa *Sprite*
Friday, May 11, 2007
This is the first class in the series with Marilyn Radzat working with gourds.
If you have the opportunity and the interest in the series, take it, you will be glad you did :)
Say hello to my little bug! :)
Tuesday, May 1, 2007
I finished this piece months ago, it was my second attempt at sculpting a unicorn,
the first one came out very stocky, thats what i get for trying to learn from a bronze sculpture! ;)
This one came out a closer to what i wanted to achieve but i still have a lot to learn.
Thanks for looking.
Saturday, April 28, 2007
This is the head and hands for my Sphinx, one of the series of classes i'm taking working with gourds with Marilyn Radzat. I used the roll of wire to hold her head as i sculpted it (as you can see my stands in the background are full of wips!) But it inspired me :) I think she will be wearing gold rings around her long neck, the idea is similar to the african long neck women only she will have a collar coming up around her face, with dagger/shards beneath the collar. Her face and hands will be part flesh, and part stone, as if she has slowly turned into stone over time. This is my vision, but we will see where she will take me :)
Thursday, April 19, 2007
I set out to make another very little dragon, but this guy came out instead :)
He just kept growing. I hope you like him so far. I have to say, he is very me :).
It looks like something out of one of my drawings; and is quite creaturesq....
I just started detailing him so he needs alot of work still.
Please come visit again soon to see his progress :)
Comments welcome! please share your thoughts.....
( i hope they are pleasant ones :) )
Thursday, March 22, 2007
If you are a part of BPCAG, you may have already seen my newest little guy who came after weeks of being uninspired, from a little piece of scrap clay. I was about crush it but felt it was telling me what it wanted to be so I went with it, but before i started bringing it out, I snapped a picture. I thought it might be interesting if it worked out. Sure enough that’s what it was telling me!
This little dragon is clutching the rocky earth formations and will be part of a larger piece to come later. At almost 2 inches; it's the smallest thing i have done.
After some wing color touch ups and learning how to take a decent picture with this new camera,
i may post new photos. I hope you like it...
What’s hiding in your scrap clay? :)
Monday, February 5, 2007
Here she is, the previously mentioned bug woman. I was asked if i could give some information on how the fantasy film was used so here it is :) for anyone who wants it.
If you like the technique and/or have questions about it feel free to email me or leave a comment and I will be happy to help.
Her buggy body was originally painted shades of green and the spots and legs in black, i used the films to form fit her in a bug shell type suit. Since the film is iridescent and transparent you can see the paint beneath it and it makes an interesting effect. Small scrap pieces of film work for various parts and can always be used for something so don’t throw them away.
You can use glue (dries clear, or a paper glaze) to tack the film to certain areas. Let it dry and then start to shape it in the direction you want it to go in (so it has a little direction as to where it will go once heated/). One of the reasons, I say let the glue dry completely is as a safety measure; most glues are flammable. It also tends to bubble or burn when heated if it’s not dry completely. (I like that effect, depending on the piece), but if attempting this please be very careful, it gets very hot.
Form fit the ends so that they curve around the body with the heat gun. You can use hemostats, scissors, tweezers, etc to alter the shape and direction of the film, then heat again to shrink more if necessary.
Ex: if the film in an area is too big for that part of the piece you can trim it then shrink/melt it more.
You can also use your fingers to flatten and curve it around specific parts better once it cools slightly, it must still be warm to work properly, but you will burn yourself if it’s too hot.
(Speaking from experience!).
Her wings are fantasy film with Angelina/hot fix fibers. I drew them first, placed a piece of glass over it so I could use it as a guide. Put the sheet of film over it and formed the wires, tacked areas with glue to hold in place. Sprinkled the fibers on the piece of fantasy film with the wire and added another piece of film. (
Friday, February 2, 2007
Ok, how special do I feel today? Very!
Amazing teacher, artist and friend Jean Bernard
has blog’d about my little bug woman sculpture!
Take a look at her fabulous creations, she is a true inspiration.
Thank you Jean!Hugs
Thursday, February 1, 2007
I was asked to create one so i could share some of the little things i'm working on so here we go.
I can't promise to update often, but i will try, thanks for visiting and i hope you will visit again soon so i'm not sitting here talking to myself for too long :)