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Saturday, August 22, 2009

On the Sculpting Table :)

Hi Everyone!

Since things are once again crazy, I figured I'd share what’s on the sculpting table before more time passes! Hamadryad has been put on hold, I poured so much energy into that piece that when I finally stopped working, I was drained and couldn’t create for days. This happens to me often, but it’s not ideal when you have so much to do! So now I’m trying to get things back on track, running out of time and attempting to crank things out.

I have the retreat next month in Iowa with Jean & Sherry & cannot wait! I’m so excited but sooo unprepared! I dyed some fibers and need to get my supplies packed and shipped shortly.

They are having a Halloween/ harvest challenge at the retreat. There is just not time to construct the piece I had in mind but along the same lines, I’m attempting my first very elderly woman/ witch of sorts and her elderly dragon! The dragon pics were blurry so i'll snap some new ones soon. I sure hope to finish in time but if not, I will when I return. Still plenty of time to get it in for the ADO Halloween Challenge either way :D

This is what we’ll be making, isn’t it awesome?!
This large bug woman is a collaboration between Jean & Sherry.

I sculpted my head, well two of them, but decided on this first one since it goes better with the creature I have in mind. ;) It'll be covered and painted so i didn't go crazy perfecting anything. Here they were getting ready to hit the oven. :D

Recently my polymer group had the dragon challenge which inspired me to try a larger scale fully standing dragon which I kept wanting to do but putting off for one reason or another. I didn’t get to finish it but I’m trying to get him far enough to get into the oven before the trip so he doesn’t get ruined. Here he is so far, he's very rough and pics arent to sharp either. For a while there he looked like he was doing a chicken dance! Still kinda does doesn't it? ha ha ha It was going to have a little tiny dragon hatchling along with it in an earthy crystal setting, but now I keep getting this weird vision of the dragon, trick or treating with a pumpkin basket?! what the!? HA HA HA Could just be the effects of the season approaching but I can’t decide whether to run with it or run from it!

Here is another little guy who stole my attention. I think he's on his way to becoming a chubby candy corn eating baby bat dragon.

Oh!! and I finally added some bits to my cage piece to tie the class trio together. So see I haven't entirely failed my UFO challenge! woo hoo! I sure hope Sherry likes it. :)

Ps: Once things settle down a bit, I am planning to do a small blog contest/ give away as a little thank to my readers and followers. I can’t believe its at 111 today! Thank you so all much! :) Please stay tuned for details!

Have a super fantastic and wonderfully creative day.

As always, thanks so much for stopping by!

BIG hugs,


Jacque Uetz said...

Sprite they are AWESOME and your talents beyond belief!! Love everything you do..

Cody Goodin said...

I have to second the awesome comment. Looks like you have some great beginnings. Looking forward to seeing them when they are finished.

Pattee said...

Wow you have been busy!
I think I love all that you have been busily been doing~

anjah said...

These are really very beautiful heads! The face of an elderly person like me very much. I'm curious how they look finished. You're really very talented! Best wishes, Anjah

Jennifer Rose said...

lol he does look like he is going trick or treating :D love the dragons!

BabesbyBarb said...

Sprite I had to smile at the trick or treat idea, hehe he does look like he could carry a basket, he also looks to me like he is huffing up and getting ready to blow a stream of fire on his enemy, I love this dragon, your bug girl and he old woman, you amaze me with your talent

hoppa said...

Sprite you have done a great job! Love the idea of teh dragon with a pumpkin and the elderly woman looks faboo! Can't wait to see you at the retreat.

Sue said...

Sprite, I loved seeing what you are working on. My muse is on vacation and seeing WIPs such as yours is very inspiring to me!

Looking forward to seeing these finished!

Bear said...

oh my goodness me girl you have done such good looking dragons and old woman - which is looking very much like a witch oooooooh ahhhhhhhhhh you is soooooo clebber and I love big time wot you added to your dragon baby's cage very yummy!
ooh girl be careful with them scissors cant have them beautiful hands getting cut!
U have made bewdiful true you has!!!!!!

moti said...

Hi, beautiful heads!!!!!!!! you are sooooooooooo talented!!!!!!!


Jean Bernard said...

love the new sculpt SPIKE!! those hands are amazing! See you in Iowa.
love ya and Happy Birthday

Joanna Thomas said...

You are just amazing! I love everything you do! The dragon made me gasp! Wonderful work!

Sprite said...

Thank you all so much for the incredible comments!! You've made my birthday week an extra special one! I'm going crazy preparing for the trip. My goodness my head is spinning! Hopefully I'll get pics up of the finished piece before I leave. Thanks for visiting! Much love! :)


Abi said...

The dragon is to die for! fabulous.
Thank you for your ideas - it helps me to shift a gear! :O)
Oops - happy belated birthday!

Sprite said...

Thanks Abi! :) Glad it may have helped, aww thanks but no worries its not til sat, your early! :)


Catherine said...

Hi Sprite,
Your work is such an inspiration! You are so gifted!! I love your work! Have a wonderful trip!
Hugs catherine

3rdEyeMuse said...

look at all the wonder you have going on! i'm thinking that if I stare at all these creations long enough, the non-productive me just might get the shot needed to get making! your old woman/witch is incredible! such expression and so wrinkly wise, too ... and the bug woman - I seriously can't wait to see you take off and interpret your lessons ... I am sure it will be inspired. :) chicken dance/trick or treat dragon ... hehe ... funny ... but from the last shot, I get the impression he's a bit frightened (or curious) aboout some wee creature that just snuck up ... looks like he's developing really well ... and that baby makes me want to coo! ... and your cage piece? I would have thought it was already done, but have to say that the newest additions are really wonderful ... thanks for the most excellent and inspiration filled update!

Sprite said...

Aww Thanks ladies for your comments and feedback:) It does my heart wonders to hear you've been inspired by your visit. I truly couldn't ask for more :) Funny you should say that I thought the cage was done too but my head kept insisting it needed something a bit more ha ha ha ha :)

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!

BIG hugs,

Connie said...

can't wait to hear how your class goes, Sprite! Your heads are wonderful- no surprise there!....and i love all the detail and the raggly skin on your dragon - way cool!

Tina von Wiesen said...

I love your creations you are very talented! Cant wait to see the unfinished pieces finished! :)

Have a happy and a creative day!


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