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Sunday, March 28, 2010

Bunny Buddha Revealed

So, I am not waiting to take the best pictures.  But, I wanted to share Bunny Buddha with you all.  I just finished him today.  Originally I was going to make some fun little bits to go with him.  But, he said he didn't need them.  You know rabbits make great Buddhists as they are naturally vegan.  He sits upon his sacred lettuce leaves in the lettuce position sharing his wisdom with the world.

It will be a bit before I get him and some of the other pieces up on my long neglected Etsy shop.  If you are interested in adopting this passionate peace bringer let me know.

Oh, and the big store move is finally over.  We now have a long couple of weeks getting the store to a point where we can live with it.  It is organized just needs the fine tuning.  Have a beautiful week everyone.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Bunny Buddha WIP

Well, I am still working on this piece I started over a week ago.  Time flies when you are working a full time job, visiting relatives in the hospital and trying to make art. So, here is the next phase I have photographed.  The Bunny Buddha after his body sculpt a baking and then a two coat paint job.  He still will be getting another coat of paint in a transparent gold glaze and then my signature antiquing glaze.  

Here is another view of him.  I have been enjoying this piece even though he didn't start out the way I had expected.  But, when you put your soul into something, it sometimes has a different idea of how it wants to be.  I will keep his base I am working on a surprise for when I show the finished piece.  I hope you all have a great week ahead.  I am going to be helping my store move to it's new location.  Hard work and thank goodness we will be closed a few days to make the transition easier.  My love to you all out there.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Sneak Peek

Here is another sneak peek into my creative process.  The above head is one I started in the class I taught last week to the Waynesville group.  When I got home I changed it up a bit and it turned into a rabbit.  It was also the result of using my new tools and having watched the DVD from Wendy Froud that this came about. I wanted to do something a little different.  I really like how the head turned out.  In the picture below is the body I have started with.  I am not so sure about this one.  I am keeping him on the work table for a day or two before I decide.  He is to become the Bunny Buddha.

See his body doesn't look as big in the picture as it does in real life.  He will be sitting upon lettuce leaves in his lettuce pose.  I think if rabbits were spiritual they would be Buddhists.  They are natural vegans.  Well, hope to geet more work done on him this week if my job doesn't do me in.  Have a great week you all.

Friday, March 12, 2010

See my students shine....

My weekly post this week highlights my recent class I taught the Dolliologists of Waynesville Ohio.  I taught my goblin character head class.  It was a fun filled day.  As a delightful surprise, the gals gave me an awesome birthday party.  These girls know how to treat a teacher like a king.  This group are not only talented artists but, awesome peeps too.  Check out the heads they were working on.









The variety of creations was so fun to see unfold as they took to the clay like a duck to water.  Most of them never having sculpted in clay before.  This is the kind of experience I think any teacher would love.  Thank you again to the Dolliologists for hosting me for another fun class.  I hope you all have a great day.  I hope to post some pics of my latest rabbit creation.  Oh, and if you haven't seen the new Alice In Wonderland movie yet.  Do yourself a favor and go.  It was a visual feast and such a lovely retelling of the story.  Tim Burton has such a magical way with story telling.

Thursday, March 04, 2010

It's carrot season.

Well here is that wascally wabbit holding his prize catch.  He gives the crowd a thumbs up for a great hunt for the most delicious carrot.  I was very happy with the overall look and feel of this piece.  It was one of my rare non goblin pieces.  He began life as a sketch on a napkin a few weeks back.  I hope to create more purely fantasy type characters.  He is a polymer clay sculpt over a wire armature.  His carrot is made of polymer clay as well with fancy yarn for his foliage.  His name is Watau and he will be making his debut at the open house at my studio this weekend. Hope you all have a great day.