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!