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...

Sunday, June 20, 2010

New Stuff! Dragons and Baby Bird Dragon-Creatures??

Hi everyone! Hope you have all been super and are enjoying the summer so far!

I made a little more progress on the paper clay bust but still have much more work to do yet. Before I can move further I need to get his horns, teeth & spikes made so I can embed them in the clay and start constructing the wing frames.

Here's where we are so far:



















Thankfully, playing with paperclay inspired me to start some other new projects. It's so great to be creating again! I'm sculpting, drawing, painting, a little of everything! Yippee! I'm currently working on the courage to put up a couple of older drawings up (you know larger than thumbnail size) ha ha ha hopefully soon!

A few weeks ago I started playing with the Firm Super sculpey. I don't know why but i had convinced myself this stuff was going to be as hard as a rock, impossible to condition and would need to be chiseled into rather than sculpted with. Of course it is not at all like that so it needlessly sat in my drawer for years!

Sometimes with new or different clay(s) stranger than normally strange creatures emerge. I started sculpting thinking a dragon was about to be born but instead a baby bird dragon creature hatched from my clay!? Cute, but odd little creature isnt it!? He looks hungry, I wonder where his mommy is (hopefully finding him some food) and what she looks like.















Needs much work yet, horns, teeth, feet! ;) wing membranes and possibly some feathers or fuzzy flocking in areas cuz baby bird fuzz is just too cute not to include. :D

















This little one is being cured in the oven in stages the brownish areas are where I temporarily cured to hold details with a heat gun and roasted it. No worries it'll be painted anyway - speaking of which...I haven't a clue what colors he'll be, yellow, gold/ blue? Black, purple & red? ANY suggestions? Please!? :)


















That other lil blob next to him is a really rough start of a sleeping mousey looking creature.















As for the clay, I like working with it, not sure if its as strong as I would have imagined it to be but perhaps sitting in a drawer for years had something to do with that. The pieces is fine but I think I'll add some strengthener to it next time.

OH! and in closing, I see a few new readers, welcome and thank you all for being here! It truly makes my heart happy! :) Especially since I'm not the most frequent blogger and am long winded when I do post! To show my appreciation, I'm considering having a giveaway open to followers at 200 or so. That should give me a lil time to figure out what its going to be hee hee :) So stay tuned!

As always, Thanks so much for visiting!

BIG hugs,
Sprite

22 comments:

Sherry Goshon ODACA said...

omg i so love these pieces but that baby bird thing has stolen my heart awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww love you

MaryO said...

It's SO good to see how much fun you're having with your projects now. I can hear those creative wheels turning from way down here!!! Everything is looking good so keep up the good work, cause I'll be watching you!!! LOL!!Big hugs......

TheBlakkDuchess said...

Yay for finding inspiration in strange placese! = D

Your sculptures look awesome & I can't wait to see them finished! Also looking forward to seeing your drawings posted. Hope you had an awesome weekend. ^-^

Jennifer Rose said...

red, def. paint it red :) its very cute
and i love that dragon head :D

Sprite said...

Aww thank you so much Sherry :) I am just thrilled to pieces that you like him. Love you!

Sprite said...

MOM! You are so cute thank you! Its been a while I'm sure you probably could hear them turning from all the way over there! hee hee Hope yours are staring to move too :) HUGS

Sprite said...

Hi Annalee! ::Waving:: :D

Thank you so much for your super sweet comment!! I hope to stay inspired long enough to finish these guys. Hope you are having a wonderful new week!

Sprite said...

Hi Jennifer!! Thanks for dropping by! I appreciate the color suggestion too!! He has not "spoken" to me yet but will try some red on to see how he likes it :) hee hee

You ladies really lifted my spirits today, thank you!

Much love,
Sprite

Lille Diane said...

Thank you, Sprite, for the clay tips. Now I have to go get some paper clay. lol I'm such an art junkie! Your work is fabulous! Nice to meet you~

BabesbyBarb said...

very cute and he does seem hungry, I am so glad you are creating again
barb

Thespa McLaughlin said...

Love the sculptures. I'm adding a link to you from my site. Thanks for sharing.

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loveable_homebody said...

These sculptures are beautiful! I love how they aren't your typical delicate, detailed sculptures. These are more... I don't know, but they give a sense of movement. Fluid movement.

AND is that a remix of Bjork's "Undo" I'm hearing?! Yay. Vespertine is one of my favourite albums ever.

Sprite said...

Lille Thank you! I'm always happy to help & share as I learn. I'm quite the supply junkie myself, You should definitely get some!!! :D

Sprite said...

Thespa, thank you so much! I'm following you! Your work is just wonderful!

Sprite said...

Hi Barb :) Thank you sweetie! So good to be "back" I hope you had a wonderful trip!

Sprite said...

Hi Ashley :) Thank you for your amazing comment. This may sound silly/weird, but I've been trying very hard to fight off a giant inner demon who doesn't seem to want to let me fully share the odd world that lives in my head and heart. Hopefully I'm starting to get there. The fact that you noticed truly means a lot to me... and helps me to be a little less afraid and a bit stronger. Thank you!

And yes, that is Bjork's undo! :) I absolutely love this song!!Joga and Bachelorette are also me,part of my soul. I had the privilege of standing directly in front of her on stage as she played them in NYC, with a full orchestra. Absolutely breathtaking, I cried! I made her a rag doll (I guess that would be my first!) and gave it to her at a signing! My goodness that was like 13 years ago... Big big hugs :)

Abi said...

Beautiful as ever Sprite...

I'm not sure if you've caught up with my art doll giveaway with a twist on my blog....I'm raising money for animals along with it... (sorry if you already have.. it's got a bit overwhelming!) I am beginning to annoy myself, so I must be to others! LOL

Shashi Nayagam said...

Your baby dragon is turning out beautiful. Can't wait to see it all finished. Glad to see that you are back to creating.

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aaronpocock said...

great blog! I'll be back......

Chibikage89 said...

Wow, your pretty good.