Tuesday, March 29, 2016

And now for my studio update...

Last year my intentions were to finish sculptures that had been started but put aside for some reason or other. I want to complete those unfinished sculptures as well as work on some new pieces.

The last six months, waiting for surgery and then recuperating, is all in the past, HOORAY! Working in my studio is so much fun!

Last Spring I mentioned my GRAND INTENTIONS in this blog post. This sculpture was put aside until early September, to be completed by late October or early November. That was the plan, but we all know what happened in early September. I want to finish this sculpture!

These great metal frames...

have been turned into shadow boxes.

One frame, mentioned in this post, will have the fireworks, pictured below, attached to the outside. A bust portrait of the founder of the "Oh My Stars Fireworks Manufacturing Company" will be in the interior.

This blog post showed the making of the massive amount of fireworks for the shadow box. I'm looking forward to finishing this piece.

This metal lamp base was going to be turned into...

 a tufted bench somewhat like this settee, it didn't come to pass as you can read here. I want to revisit that bench and create the prop that is still sitting in my mind.

These amazingly detailed small carpets are waiting to be used; one will be turned into a flying carpet. Have a look at the original blog post here to get a better look at the size of the carpets.

In this blog post I mention the carpets and also that I was collecting items for the flying carpet. I have been collecting "treasures" to go on the flying carpet over the last few years and finally I have enough to choose from. I am very particular about size and detail in the items that I purchase which means the treasures take a while to come together.

I have kept these small cakes to use in a sculpture and that is all that I want to say about them as it is still percolating in the brain. They were originally used in a Christmas display along with some very over the top Christmas presents that have since been dismantled, I can't keep all of the props or I would need a warehouse! Check out the post about those presents and cakes here.

So, there we have it, good intentions that will finally be finished.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Happy Easter to you!


Have a great Easter everyone with family, friends, and food; enjoy all of those Easter treats.

The postcard pictured above is from a blog post that I called, "Grab Your Easter Bonnet Poopsie Or We'll Be Late For Church!" Enjoy the post as well as these posts showing more of my Easter postcards here, here, here, and here.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

I have to share this TED Talk by Tim Urban.

We are cleaning up our back yard getting ready for an Easter egg hunt next Saturday. My studio update is fitting into the "Spring Cleaning Schedule". In the meantime enjoy this TED Talk that my wife emailed to me. She knows me so well.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!


(I will have a studio update shortly.)