Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Getting Ready For Glitterfest

Busy, busy week ahead, but oh so exciting! I'm starting a new job this week teaching again...yep it's true. Only this time it's art.

And just in time for Glitterfest! WooHoo! Am I feeling crazy? A little. Can't believe it's all really happening. But it's good and I feel so blessed. Anyhow, I'll certainly tell you more about the art job later. But now, let's talk Glitterfest! It's this Saturday 10-4 in Santa Ana CA and I'd love for you all to be there! For some of you it might be a bit of a drive so maybe you should leave now, if you get here early, you can stay at my house. Just so long as you don't mind the mess that used to be my living room... Or Oliver...So go on, get packing. California 's great this time of year. I 've been working on so many new things. Lots of stuff I've never done before. Here's a little peek...
Found this gorgeous pewter hand cast heart shield from

Lynn Davis on Etsy.

Thanks Lynn!

Well I still had to make a few little ladies... :)

Hope to see you there... Ciao for now!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

First sculpting class

I'm not sure why, but sculpting faces has always been a bit intimidating to me. I've always wanted to try it but just thought it would be too hard. I've worked in ceramics, made lots of tiny polymer clay things for fun (tiny food items mostly :)but never really tried faces. Well this past Saturday changed that.
Thanks to the always inspirational

I happened upon a post she wrote about a sculpting class she was taking called The Sandman. When I saw the sculpted images I recognized them immediately as the work of
Keely Reichman, a fantastic artist and friend I'd taken a few jewelry classes with years ago.The class she mentioned was being held in someones home only about 30 minutes away from my house! There was one spot left. On a complete whim, I decided to call and snatched the spot.
Now I didn't take as many pictures as I wanted to, but I did snap a few of my "Sandman Moon" guy in process. This is him before I added his mouth. Then what he looked like after his first coat of teal and lavender highlights. And finally, with his dark patina. I must say, I'm really happy with him. Working with paper clay was so forgiving and satisfying. And Keely is a patient and generous teacher. Thank you, thank you Keely for sharing your talent and designs with us! I loved it and can't wait to try it again!

This whimsical little crew is part of a collection I believe will be for sale at Keely's upcoming show next month in Fullerton. Every first Friday downtown Fullerton sponsors Artwalk where all sorts of shops feature various artists in their stores. It's a lot of fun. On Oct. 1st the Friday night before Glitterfest, Keely will be at Otto.If I can get myself together the night before my little show I'll be there too! Check it out if you get the chance.
Ciao for now!