Thursday, March 17, 2011

Faerie Work for St. Patrick's Day

Wonderful artwork of Jean-Baptiste Monge

Have a happy day!!!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Looking Back

My First Polymer Sculpt - Early '90s
I was going through an old album the other day and came across this image.  I had been creating cloth dolls from my own design for a number of years, but wanted to try polymer clay.   This piece was sculpted from cernit (head) and fimo (hands).  The body was wire, padded and wrapped.

I can still remember how gorgeous I thought she was.  Gosh I was proud of this piece and given everything I see wrong with her now ('flat' face, tiny mouth, too wide spaced eyes, large gnarly hands), I still have fond memories of my "first-born".  
I named her Niamh,  and she went to live with a couple here in Ontario who purchased subsequent pieces from me over the years.

My sister is attempting to clear out my Dad's house in Vancouver and has a large box full of mainly cloth dolls to send to me that I had sent Mom and Dad over the years.  I only have a couple of cloth pieces from those years, and I'm looking forward to receiving these.

I love to see pics of the evolution of an artist, so thought I would share my first polymer piece with you.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

I Am Woman

International Women's Day

Yes, we have come a long way, but there is still quite a journey before us

Celebrate the women in your life today