Good Monday morning to you all - no vacation day for me but I'm up early and thought I'd share the weekend's work with you.
I've wanted to try Sculpy for awhile, after using paperclay for awhile I wanted to try something that was a bit more solid - and could dry in a shorter time. So I got a bunch of Sculpy and started in.
A few things have popped out already - all are still in process and I'm learning as I go (as usual). I'm hoping that I can sand down the Sculpy piece even after it's dried and am breaking out the Dremel Moto-tool for some sanding. Does anyone know if this will work? Can dried sculpy be sanded????
This bowl has a lizard, a turtle, a snake and a fish swimming around it. I'm thinking iridescent blue for the base, and greens, browns and reds for the animals - any comments, suggestions or thoughts?
This little bowl is a button bowl! I took a circle of clay, folded the edges and added "buttons". Don't know yet how I will paint it but probably solid colors with contrasting buttons. It's small, fits in your hand and I think I'll make a few sizes.
And then this guy popped out. He's not dried yet, and needs some legs with knobby knees. I made his feet big so that he would stand up, but I have to say that he's not so steady. I thought of putting weights in his feet so he would stand, or maybe a strong magnet so that he could stand on metal. Any hints from you doll makers and sculptors out there?
One reason for this recent activity is that a few of us are going to sign up for a craft fair in May. JB, Lo and I and maybe Heather (not a blogger) will be doing a fair in Northampton - it's called Twist. Sounds like fun and I have a very long time to get ready for it but it's two days and a night and that alot of stuff to have ready to sell. I'm NOT nervous or anything, it's just that I like to be prepared (5 months in advance!).
The absolute best part of the weekend was having Sean and Brian over for a night. We went to a movie (Hugo), had dinner, watched a football game, ate brownies, talked and in general - it was delightful. I wanted to give one of them a book...couldn't find it in my library and have asked them to come over one or two days and list ALL the books that we have so that I can start figuring out what I have, where it is, and how to sort it all out. OK, its really an excuse to get them here again, but I think it's a pretty good excuse plus they'll earn some money from Uncle Tony.
Time to get ready to go to work, its a balmy 8 degrees outside - I'm so looking forward to that 1/4 mile walk to work from the garage!!!