Thursday, January 29, 2009

Witch for ALL holidays

My latest creative output is this crone-ish old witch. She was inspired by a challenge by one of my ebay artists' groups - AHQU - and her auction can be viewed through Sunday, January 31st.

The challenge was to create an art piece that depicted a witch surrounded by lots of holiday symbols. New Years, Valentines, St. Pats, Easter, 4th of July, Halloween (of course!), Thanksgiving, and Christmas all had to be included in the piece... plus any other holidays we wanted to add!

Well, a lot of us in that group were stunned by the enormity of the challenge. That quickly changed for some of us as the creative lightbulbs started popping. I already had this witch sculpt (body & head only) started from last Fall. She had been sitting in a rocking chair peeking over my shoulder. I would pick her up and wonder about her future from time to time. Originally, she was to hold a bowl of real candy in her lap - under that crone face - sharing her candy with any takers... if any!

I think she and I both like this finish better. It was a fun project and I even threw in 2 "firecrackers" for Chinese New Years.
Happy Year of the Ox, everyone!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Some calm during the storm...

I am finishing up a sculpt here in the studio. The music is playing and the sculpt is lying on the worktable in pieces. So close to being done... just a little more paint and the final assembly. When I get this close, I get nervous. So, I thought I would revisit one of my most peaceful sculptures. This is Tucker, the tuckered out angel. While I was working on him last December, he made me sleepy just looking at him.

I wish I had a nice fluffy cloud to curl up on and doze.
Scoot over, Tucker!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Mother Nature's Ruffles

We have been having the most beautiful frost fog this week. This morning, everything outside is coated. It looks like Mother Nature spent the night putting crepe paper ruffles on every surface and then, because she is crafty, sprinkled a frosty glitter on top. This frost is so delicate, a light breeze blows it away.

The twigs looks like those sugar-crystal stir sticks. They make me want some more cocoa.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

How can I go through the door?...

... when this is the view outside the studio door this morning? The clouds are hanging low over my little river valley, but there is a hole up there somewhere. The glow has me transfixed.

I feel this scene in my very core... but through the door I peacefully go.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Racing the Dark

I seem to be inspired lately - and even though my sculpts seem dark or brooding, I really am in a completely happy state of mind. Hopefulness, wonder, and joy are all in these pieces. I see them and I hope you do, too.

This is the latest sculpt and has just been listed on eBay under my seller id idrawpix.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

I don't feel like this today...

... I am nearing the completion of a new sculpt that has my hair nearly standing on end! There is so much inner-ness in this piece that my heart is pounding. I was fearful I would ruin it... each step along its way... but, I swear it guided me - demanding completion.

So, soon.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Meet the Title Character

Thought I would introduce you to the "Character" that helped give me the final push into the land of blogs. This is my latest sculpt and is currently on eBay under my seller id - idrawpix. I call her Hope.

She has some undefinable quality to her. Sometimes calmness... sometimes fear... other times just pure Hope. The meaning is entirely up to the viewer.


Wednesday, January 7, 2009

So happy...

... that Iam learning how to blog.

I only discovered blogs about 2 months ago. To be honest, I was a bit afraid of them because I have never seen one before and they sounded too serious. You know how fear of the unknown is almost always laughable later?

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

I have arrived in the blog-o-sphere...

...and I like it here! I have been reading so many fabulous blogs from amazingly creative people. I hope to create a blog that will be fun, positive, and full of nutritious morsels to feed that light of Hope we all crave. I find it in art.

So, I have JUST started. I will add all the ** beauty ** soon.

Meanwhile, as I learn how to create a visually pleasing blog, here is a picture of my view from my art studio door. This is what I see just before I disappear into that far away place where creative ideas live - and what I see just after I snap back to my nearby bit of paradise.