Sunday, April 26, 2009
A while back I had a few dreams that I had a talking cat side-kick. I attributed this to my need to get another cat. It had been about a year since Kitty passed and I was having all kinds of cat dreams. The talking cat dreams were some of the better ones.....I'm scaring you now aren't I. Then I shouldn't tell you that he wore a tricorne hat :)))) These guys are a little more punk
But the cats are loving it ..... Benny all stretched out on my arm chair. He's such a sweet boy ...... with really big back feet.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
I'm sure it's not everyone's thing....but I think they are so cool. Your initial drawing doesn't have to be perfect...your lines don't have to meet. The Scribbler with its spider web way of scribbling takes your rudimentary drawings in directions you don't expect. There a bit macabre and I don't know if that is a characteristic of the Scribbler or just something inherent in my drawings. I think maybe it's me....creatures with 2 different size eyes, rams horns and lines across their faces are coming from me....but the spider web effect adds to it.
It does some really cool things with geometric drawings too.
Give it a try....but don't blame me if you become obssessed.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Now look at them next to some of my bronze work........
I'm likin' these!!! I think Miss Ellen needs to make some more and put them in her Etsy shop (check it out) for all you who like to combine your metal with glass. These beads would look great with silver or bronze....and great with the new cooper metal clay. Oh la la!!
I am going to make some large bronze medallions this weekend to go with these beads. There will be pics later.
I am close to acheiving a goal this year. I set a goal of doing 6 shows a year and I am one show away from that goal....still waiting to hear about some shows for the Holidays.
Sunday, April 19, 2009
I didn't get any clay work done yesterday. The weather was gorgeous and we opened up all the doors and windows. I ended up spring cleaning. Today I am just going to play with the things that I have made so far and think about some designs. It's one of those lazy Sundays.
Saturday, April 18, 2009
An old key.
Bali Coral made into a round pendant.
The next two are pieces that I picked up from a vendor of African beads and artifacts.
These are drawer pulls that I picked up in Tucson last August when Cris and I went to visit Anne.
The weekend is here so soon and even sooner it will be over. Most of the weekend I am free to work. I have a cuniform tear-away that I want to work with and a couple of new shapes I want to try. Hopefully I can get another batch in the kiln tomorrow night.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Lots of little dangles to make necklaces and bracelets.
But really....aren't the colors great!!!
Then we went to Sweet Melissa's for an early dinner. It is on the site of the old Max's deli in Rocky River. It was very good. I had a blackened crab cake sandwich with corn salsa, avocado, tomato, lettuce, chipotle vinaigrette chive sour cream and Monterrey Jack cheese......YUMMY.
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
This is another piece from the mold that I made. I put holes in both ends on this one...hmmm...I'm getting an idea.
This is another mold that I made from pieces I picked up from Africa...not in Africa...but from a vendor that sold African artifacts.
Another mold...this one was a piece of fossilized turtle shell. It's thick. I rolled the bronze out at 11 card and then squished it into the mold. That's a technical term...squished.
Have I mentioned that I have 2 new cats :) I have fallen totally in love with them. Sophie needs to be around people. She is always in one of our laps. Saturday she took a nap with me. She curled up and put her head on my shoulder.... right next to my face. We both fell asleep.