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Monday, October 27, 2008

Bricks Along the Journey


Here is a picture of the brick I sculpted for the local Bricks for Breast Cancer fund raiser.  She is entitled "Divine Mother" and is polymer clay over a clay brick.  I do this charity every year it is held so far.  I feel that I can make a contribution using the creative skills I have.  Creativity is the energy of life which is what this is all about.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Autumnmunculas Has Grown His Leaves





Here he is in all his glory.  Autumnmunculas has finally grown out his leaf covering.  This is so he can hide in amongst all those leaf piles we rake up.  I used a nice velvet leaf to make his covering.  His snide smile takes on a new meaning now don't you think?

By the way some of the goblins are still available for purchase if anyone is interested.  You can contact me at codyart@fuse.net if you would like information.  I have yet to set up an Etsy shop.  On my long list of things to do.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Spiderwick Challenge and More...



Above is the second of the "Will-o-the-Wisp" characters I have made.  This one was finished in the nick of time for my local doll club's Spiderwick challenge.  The first one which is shown in an earlier post sold a few weeks back.  This guy is made of polymer clay over a paper mache sphere.  His wings are made out of hand made paper over a wire armature and then painted and stained.  This little guy will glow if exposed to a good light source than turn out the lights and you will see his faint glow.


This is a WIP of a character I am calling Autumnmunculus.  He is a member of the "Roaming Leaf Pile" clan of garden goblins.  His favorite thing to do is to nip at the heels of unsuspecting leaf rakers.  He will eventually have little tufts of leaves all over him.  This is a partial side view.



Here is a rear view of him.  He is made of poly clay over a half paper mache egg with wire armatures for the legs.  The paint job is a multi step process.




Here we have a nice shot of his face.  I used antique glass cabs for his eyes.





Friday, October 10, 2008

Studio shots and Halloween



Halloween is one of those holidays that I love.  I like the theatrics, spookiness and fantasy of it.  It is the one time of year that any of us can revert to our childhood again.  So, in honor of this wonderful fun spirited holiday I am hoping to post a few pics throughout the month.  Here is the first one.  I call it "Ghosts Behind Bars".  I shot this in my neighborhood on a foggy morning.






On the first Friday and Saturday of October, the studio complex where I rent had their anniversary show and open house. So, I thought it would be fun to show you all where I do a lot of my creating. Of course it is all cleaned up for this event. I was fortunate to sell three pieces that weekend. Despite the economic situation.