Thursday, June 25, 2009

Hurricane Season is Here! AND my clay sucks!!

Hi everyone.  Hurricane season is here again and that means HOT, HOT, HOT muggy days with tons of rain. I feel so bad for all of the tourists that come to south Florida and find out that this is our rainy season.  I love the storms but I prefer them at night. 
I will be at Bear and Bird this weekend making Teddies, I look forward to that.  I LOVE miniatures and too many other things to mention (or find the time for) but this is what I was working on in the mean time.

Sorry but in this next paragraph I will be complaining: 
I was so happy that I had sculpted 5 dolls, just the way I wanted!! I ever so gently put them in the oven for 20 minutes and to my horror, when the timer rang, every single one of them was BURNED!!! My settings are never touched and my thermostat was perfect so I knew this was the clay. This is of course my fault for not testing my batches of P**sculpt. I have received bad batches in the past that came out burned and thrown them away but I didn't test this last batch. I think I am done with this clay for a while.  Now to begin all over again. Anyway, I feel better now that I got that off my chest-thanks for letting me vent.

I hope everyone is enjoying their summer!!!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

A Teddy Workshop @ Bear and Bird Gallery

Hi again, I wanted to share with you all that I will be a guest artist at a StitchBird workshop based on a sweet Teddy I made for Bear and Bird gallery.  Its going to be on June 28th, I hope some of you can make it! Sign up at tatescomics

See you there!!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

BJD's and more

I'm working on a couple of different things. I love Ball Jointed Dolls (bjd's) but they are so pricey that I only have one, and its a bobobi sprite, (only $150). I would rather make my own.  
Here's a look at a face up I did on a cheap plastic head just for practice and a leg that I worked on. I use dowels and wooden balls, sometimes I use styrofoam and wire, They are then placed in my doll cemetery where they serve as anatomical studies or reference.  I figure one day I will make a complete one but for now just spare parts.  
I used white sculpey for this demo leg and acrylic paint and pastels for the face up.
BYE for now!