The greatest creations are those that as you create them, you get lost in your thoughts, by the time you're tired of thinking you're holding in your hands, something from deep within...

Welcome inside my head, my heart...

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year! :D

Hello my lovely friends in blog land :) I hope you all had a wonderful holiday.

This served to be a very interesting and crazy year, I can't wait to see whats in store in 2010! I'm hoping it's a fully recovered, creatively productive, happy, healthy year! For everyone!

I thought I'd start the new year off right, with a blog update! :D

I'm taking Linda's Photo a week challenge which is to upload a picture every Monday. It's been a wonderful glimpse into the lives of those who participated last year and I'm really excited to join them this year. It certainly ought to keep me on my toes! ;) I've added the badge over there on the right. ;) For more details pop over to her blog.

Secondly, though I've been very very busy with the holidays, I managed to straighten up the studio a bit. I have a few new years resolutions but the biggest is attempting to let go of any reservation, create to my hearts content without fear, start some new projects asap & finally finish some of these WIPS! I can use all the motivation I can get, so if you'd like to join the ufo/ wip challenge please let me know! :)

I'll be having a little blog giveaway in the coming months, hopefully some free tutorials as well as a lil new class to share. :D

In closing, here are the ornaments I made for this years Holiday ornament swap.
I love making these snow people! However they are very hard to photograph!

These are sculpted in polymer and coated in many layers of "snow" (powder/ glitter & various grades of glass shards and beads)

Hard to see but he has a smiling mouth :)









This one is Mister Snowflake. Upon closer inspection, you can see the snow formations, swirls and irridescent beads form a "blowing" face. Can you see it?

















How about now? ;)


















I absolutely adore sculpting/ carving, scenes inside little shells. It's probably one of my favorite things to do, possibly because it's a lot like drawing and allows me to bring out a bigger piece of the vision. An ocean sky...

A winter night sky viewed through a trees branches...

After spending the day swimming through the sky, between the clouds and the breeze anxiously awaiting nightfall,
It finally arrives, her friend, the moon and the mesmerizing twinkling little stars...

She follows and catches a shooting star and drifts to the moon with it to rest...
The warmth and glow of the moon embrace her, a blanket from the starry midnight; ocean sky
wraps itself around her as she falls asleep.....

Of the stars, she dreams...


























Here's wishing all of you a super fantastic and safe New Years. ::Raising a toast:: May it be filled with family, friends, love, laughter, warmth, health and peace.






Hugs n love,
Sprite

9 comments:

Sue said...

Sprite, Happy New Year to you too!

I loved to read about your plans for the New Year and also to see your "snow" creations (I agree these snowy items are such fun to make) and your shell scene pieces.

Wonderful!

*see* you next year with bells on!

Hugs

anjah said...

Dear Sprite, I wish you a happy new year! These new snow creations are beautifully once again. The snowman looks so nice and the girl with the moon is great!
Best wishes, Anjah

BumbleVee said...

Hey Sprite.... I second your wishes for us all for a New Year...

welcome to the photo a week group..... off to look around your blog,,,

Pattee said...

Sprite Happy New Year!!!
I think what a great idea to add a photo every Monday~

I just love your ornaments! I love the little girl with the moon~
Cheers~Pattee

Tracy said...

Happy New Year:) your ornaments are so beautiful, I can imagine they would take hours to create, Look forward to your blogging for 2010

Linda Fleming said...

Happy New Year, Sprite. I hope all your dreams come true this year and you find your goals to be easily reached.

Love your ornaments, especially the snowflake. Just gorgeous! And the moon and mermaid shell is adorable.

Serena said...

Gorgeous pics, Sprite!! I live in sub-tropical Queensland where we don't get snow but I ADORE snowmen....crazy I know, but there you have it ~ lol

The little mermaid shell is adorable! I don't sculpt but maybe one day I will coax myself into learning how.

I'm thrilled that you have joined our photo group and I hope 2010 is everything you hope for....Happy New Year!

Sprite said...

Thanks so much everyone! I truly appreciate your wonderful comments and wishes! :) I hope your having a great new year so far. I'm really looking forward these the Monday photo entries, wonder what the first will be!

Serena I hope you'll give it a try sometime. If there is anything I can ever help with please let me know! :)

BIG Hugs,
Sprite

Denise said...

Love your snowman! He is so glittery and snowy! Happy New Year!