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Thursday, July 01, 2010

I finished one!

Oh, how sweet it is to finally get back to posting.  It seems like months even though I know it's only been a few weeks.  I have been through my prostate surgery and am recovering at home.  I will be returning to work at the art store next week.  I am not feeling ready for that but, I can't do without a paycheck for long.  Anyway, here is one piece that was almost finished before surgery that I finally did complete today.  She is old woman of the willow.  I am not sure where I am going from here creatively speaking.  I am not feeling overly enthusiastic to get into it again.  I am sure that is due to the surgery and recovery process.

Old woman of the willow is a polymer clay sculpt over a willow branch and then painted and glazed.  I added a bit of fiber to give her the feeling of some sort of greenery.  Not really sure about that one, but it is OK.

Here is a close up of her.  I really liked doing this sculpt.  It barely fit in the oven so I have to be careful how big I go.  There may be more pieces in this same vain, but I am in a very spiritually contemplative mode so that may be my focus for a bit.  I loved doing my icon pieces and want to do more of those.  I like doing the relief sculpts a lot.  We shall see how it goes.  I do have one other piece that is almost finished using a willow branch.  I hope to post him today or tomorrow.  Until then, a big thank you to all of you who have wished me well and sent me words of encouragement for a speedy recovery.  You all, my friends out there mean so much to me and to that recovery process.  I love you all so very much and look forward to visiting your blogs and websites on a daily basis to give me a bit of cheer and inspiration.  Keep up that fabulous art you all do and share and I will do my part.  Thank YOU!


Carrieann said...

Fantastic piece. She's lovely!

Karen said...

Love this :-)

Cody Goodin said...

Thank Carrieann and Karen, you both are on top of it. I appreciate the feedback.

Pattee said...

I really like your cosmic clown ... even tho I don't like clowns... this one is GREAT!!!!

Cody Goodin said...

Thanks Pattee, I normally don't like clowns either. But, he is more of the comedia del art style.