Top of the morning to you all out there in blog land. Sorry for the longish absence from posting. It's been a busy April and no sign of slowing down until the middle of May. So, to peak your curiosity hopefully, I am showing you a few snippets of what is on my work table right now.
This first snap is of a few fun little projects for the upcoming studio art walk at the Essex Studios, where my home away from home is located. The open house tour is May 6th and 7th from 6-11pm for those of you in the Cincinnati Ohio area.
Here you can kind of see two figures from a series I call Personal Mojo's. They are almost finished. Just needs the final layers and embellishments. Also, you can see a few little panels sculpts I am working on. Those are still not done. The last bits on this table are some little art doll pins I am making just for those little quickie sales. They are based on a pin project my local doll did a year or so back.
This last picture is just a sneak peek of a figure I am trying to finish for the Artistic Figures In Cloth conference that is being held in Columbus Ohio this week. I am fortunate to be taking classes this time instead of teaching. It will be a welcome change of pace. In addition to an awesome class, I will get to reconnect with some many of my friends.
So, the premise for this figure is one that is not requiring a traditional stand for allowing the figure to stand up. It is supposed to be self supporting in some way. The other criteria is it has to be comprised of at least 50% cloth or fiber. But, I still decided to sculpt the head, hands and feet for it. The body and most of the costuming will be cloth. That will provide more than 50% fiber. This figure is my first step in the mid century sci-fi themed work I am currently pursuing. Like my style title? Well, he doesn't qualify as steampunk, and I honesty like the idea of using old parts to radios, televisions and such. Once he is finished I will unveil him.
Well, that's it for today. I am really trying to get everything packed, finished so I can head off into doll lart fantasy land Thursday. Have a great Monday everyone..