Saturday, January 31, 2009

Patiently Waiting

 She's patiently waiting
 for her clothes to be made.

 At least she has her 
 pantaloons and camisole. 

Almost Finished!

                                                              Here she is almost finished.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Friday, January 23, 2009

Two Dolls

 The first doll is almost ready to paint. I think she'll be a redhead. Her arms and legs are all ready too but her body will have to be sewn and assembled. I have no idea what kind of clothes to make for her. We'll cross that bridge when we come to it.  :-)

 Thought I'd show the other doll I'm working on too. I want her to look like an old fashioned baby doll.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Running out of room!!

 My studio and work table are
 so full of works in progress that
 it's hard to tell what goes with what!!
 I keep starting things. 
 Please somebody stop me from starting 
 any new works until some of these are

That's the good thing about this blog, 
assuming that someone is reading it. 
It will make me accountable to you, 
dear reader, to finish all these and 
post them here for your
viewing pleasure!

Doll in Progress

 This is a new doll I'm working on.
 I've used paper clay over papier mache. 
First time I've used paper clay
 and I'm loving it!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Jake the Dog

 This is a portrait of Jake that I did for my friend Jane. He's such a sweet dog. She rescued him from being shot by workers on the horse farm where she boarded her horse. They thought he was a fox cause he was so covered in dirt you couldn't tell he was a dog! Jane said he used to slip into the yard and hang around with her horse.  She noticed that he would chew on sticks and try to play with the horses...not very fox-like behavior! Eventually they caught him and cleaned him up. Low and behold, he was a dog! So Jane adopted him. I'm sooo glad they didn't shoot him! He's so precious! I painted this portrait of him a year or so ago.

Side view

Monkey Sculpture

 This is another recent piece that I did before Christmas. He is also for sale at the Brooks Museum gift shop. He is around 16" tall and is made of papier mache composite.  His vest is made of all kinds of sparkly buttons and found objects. I'm planning on making some other monkey pieces or maybe a lemur. I love their beautiful striped tails! Stay tuned!!


Friday, January 16, 2009

Fat Man with Dog

Here's another view of 'Fat Man with Dog'. You can see his fat little dog in this one!

New Sculpture- 'Fat man with Dog'

 This is a fairly new sculpture. I did this one before Christmas and it is currently for sale at the Brooks Museum gift shop. I call it 'Fat Man with Dog'. I was inspired by the work of Colombian artist, Fernando Botero but wanted to give it a distinct retro feel. It is made of a papier mache composite. I love working in 3-D and am trying out some new clays, metals and other media. I'll be posting all my new works here!!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!!

  I'm thankful to be home safe and sound and off the streets! Though I prefer to stay home on New Year's Eve, I was invited to a progressive party by a dear friend so I ventured out for awhile. It was good to see several old friends and I was surprised to see on the wall of one of the houses, a large painted tapestry that I had done several years ago. I had forgotten that piece. It was a new technique I was experimenting with and for some reason I never did anymore like it. I'm so inspired to do some more like that. I'll be posting pictures of my art here so do check back!

 May God bless us all in 2009!