Saturday, March 17, 2012

New sculpture, drape, iron headboard

Just finished sculpting this out of terra cotta clay.  She is probably about 3 ft. tall.  I will probably paint her off white and then add maybe an antiquing glaze.  I have a wooden wagon that I put flowers in during the summer and she will probably stand by that.  I'll  post another picture of her after I get everything set up.

I hung this iron headboard from a beam in my studio.  It's hung from pipe that I covered with velvet.  I didn't like seeing the chain so I put small scraps of fabric in the chain and tied some along the bottom.  The fabric is all silk velvet that I have dyed.  I'll probably be hanging some more things as time goes on.

I made this drape from several drop cloths.  It is also hung from the pipe that is attached to a beam.  I tied it back using different strips of silk velvet and added rhinestone jewelry and a vintage flower.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Finally Finished!

The sculptures that I started before the holidays are finally finished.  I still need to have bases made for them.  I haven't decided whether to use wood for the bases or granite.

Saturday, December 3, 2011


Just finished the angel that is over the bed in my studio.  I sculpted the head, hands, legs, wings, and feet.  Part of the trim on the angel I purchased in Paris.

 Santa collection on my kitchen island.
Close up of angel.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Joseph, Mary and Jesus

I'm back to my first love, sculpting!  I've been wanting to do this sculpture for a long time and decided I needed to get it done.  I'm not getting any younger.  Imagine that!  I've worked really hard on this and used almost 75 lbs. of clay in it.  It's about 24" tall, but will shrink some when it is fired.  I have a little more smoothing and clean up to do on it and then it will have to dry for several weeks before firing.

Monday, August 1, 2011

2nd Bound Book

Okay, I'm definitely hooked on making these books!  This is my favorite so far.  I made this for my sister's birthday.  Hopefully, she won't see this.

First Book

I started taking an online class from Mary Ann Moss.  If you have a chance to take one of her classes, don't miss it!  This my first book that I made in her Full Tilt Boogie class.  It's made from a vintage photo album from the 1800's.  I'm hooked!  It was so much fun.

Monday, June 13, 2011

The Gilded Life Workshop

The weekend of June 3 found me in Dallas taking the last Gilded Life workshop to be offered at the completely renovated church there.  What fun we had!!  We spent Friday in Canton at the flea market.  It was so hot!!!  I want to go again maybe in October when it is cooler.  Saturday, Lesa Dailey taught a class that was fantastic and Sunday, Shea taught a class that I was unable to attend.  Her classes are always wonderful.  They hope to have classes when they are settled in California.  If you get a chance to go, they are well worth the price.