Ceramic Face Vase with Beads

August 24, 2014 /
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13″ x 6″

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Angel Inspired

January 30, 2014 /
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Angel Inspired   Sometimes my art is intentional (if it were more so I’d get more done). ¬†More times than not my art is inspirational – meaning my hands just start creating. A few months ago I was attempting to use up the last of my B-Mix clay (porcelain content – fired to cone 6)…

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TA DONE! Bird Watcher

August 9, 2012 /
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A year ago this week I blogged about my foray into the longest yard sale, showing my “treasures” – go here to see why I chose to repurpose the wall pocket … Irene – Bird Watcher. One serendipitous moment led to another and my wall pocket was joined with Irene an amateur Bird Watcher. This…

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40th Vase Sculpture

40 Already?

October 28, 2011 /
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My son’s 40th Birthday is today, October 29th. Geeze – can he be that old? CAN I be that old? Yep and yep. At 40 he’s a successful business man, husband and father of three. We’re very proud of the man Michael has become. I made Michael this sculpture to celebrate his 40th year. The…

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I haven’t been idle… +one

October 7, 2011 /
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Sculpting class started the Tuesday after we got back from vacation. I started a sculpture AND made a vase. Remember the longest yard sale and how we only got to visit a few sales before it rained so hard I was expecting the ARK to float up? Well, the long story is…my friend, knowing I’m…

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Thankful

July 12, 2011 /
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12″ high x 11″ wide at the shoulders The Muse: Part of an Austrian crystal chandelier. I went to an estate sale of an 84 year old woman that had passed away. Her daughter told me that she and her husband were at her mother’s house trying to convince her to evacuate. She refused to…

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Humpty Dumpty Had a Great Fall

May 12, 2011 /
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This is the last scheduled post Google held on to. I’ll get to current stuff next. Man – I really did a good job on Humpty. He got a collar, legs, boots and hands. I knew I should have taken a picture before I left the clay studio last week. This Tuesday Humpty got out…

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Batman IV Audition

April 28, 2011 /
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I had a vision and instead of coming to my senses – I ran with it. A clay bird I made needed a Batman Cape. From here it goes a little sideways… I got a new Toy – I mean tool – a mini compressor. First I played with Copic markers and painted the bird…

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Find The Key, Win My Heart – Finished!

April 23, 2011 /
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My sculpture “Find the The Key, Win My Heart” is finished! I apologize for the pictures – but you get the gist. It hangs on the wall: 13″ tall / white earthenware clay / underglazed / bees wax on face and hands / Minwax over hat, shirt & shoes / vintage metal key hole /…

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Simple Saturday

April 20, 2011 /
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I have to share – Saturday was serendipitous. Our daughter Laura visited Saturday – my art room gives her hives but it’s usually the first place I take her to show her what I’m working on (then we quickly leave ;). I uncovered the clay sculpted head “Heart Strings” (first picture on the left) to…

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Red Chair Thoughts – along for the ride

March 30, 2011 /
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I found some rather large vintage cardboard pieces children would play with, each made to look like a brick wall. When something unusual comes my way I find myself thinking of different ways to utilize it(other than what it was intended for). Sometimes, as in this case, I acted on my thoughts before I went…

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Oil Lamp, Napkin Ring and a Blush Brush

February 21, 2011 /
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My daughter Laura says I have artists ADD. It got the best of me this last week. I’ve had this project on my work table for over a year. I assembled and/or sculpted all the parts but didn’t move forward because the “belly” required being filled with sand and fish and poured with clear resin.…

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What a difference a Clayday makes…

February 17, 2011 /
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I’m still taking classes from Red Weldon-Sandlin at Abernathy Arts Center, Sandy Springs and Herm is on the shelf ready to be fired (see previous post). My next clay project involves a guitar string tuning thing and maybe other guitar parts (not sure yet if I want to part out my little red guitar). This…

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Herm – Claymation

February 10, 2011 /
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This is the second installment of the clay figure I’m making in class. Since it’s gender is not definate – it’s name is Herm (about 12″-15″ tall and will hang on the wall). I decided to go with nondescript features since it’s only an 8 week class and features could take me a lot longer.…

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Polymer Clay Play Date

February 9, 2011 /
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Talk about happenstance! 8 3/4″ tall x 4″ wide Click for a larger view I’ve been struggling to make a polymer clay book cover. Last Saturday, as luck would have it, I got an email from the polymer clay artist and author, Barbara McGuire. She, Patricia Dibona and Jan Stephens were having an open house…

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Clay Class – Sneak Peek

January 22, 2011 /
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My daughter says I have Art ADD and my husband is an enabler. There’s gotta be a meeting for people like me somewhere. I’m taking a clay building workshop from Red Weldon (awesome). I went to Daven’s clay store today to pick up a clay tool Red felt confident would be helpful. Big Mistake. It…

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Nail Hugger – Mixed Media Sculpture

January 19, 2011 /
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I was deployed to MS for three years to help out with a Katrina project. In that time I got to know the area and love the people. We, my friends Debbie and Rusty and I, would venture out on the weekend and pick up treasures found along the road or parking lots. During this…

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Hoonie

February 12, 2010 / Comments Off on Hoonie
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I took an online sculpting class from Marilyn Radzat at¬†thatcreativeplace.com. This is my version of a hoonie. He helps other Hoonies get their wings. Height: 4″ Polymer Clay: Premo Sculpy Paint: Acrylic Shell: From Fisher Island, Florida Body: Not jointed Feathers: Molted feathers from my parakeet Herm (Herm is a combination of Him and Her…

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Sylvia on the Beach

August 21, 2009 /
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Happenstance: coincidence, chance, fluke Sylvia On The Beach (20″ tall) was a beautiful fluke. First – At least two years prior to making Sylvia I found a unique vase at a garage sale for $2. It was a hollowed out limb of some sort. It had a velvet bottom and contained dried stems with shells…

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Jack the Purple Cat

May 12, 2009 /
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This was a fun pattern. Not necessarily easy. The body parts are stuffed extremely hard. I’ve made several versions with interesting pattern combinations. Jack sits on his own. Original Pattern Designer: Julie McCullough (Cat Dancer) 26″ Tall Fabric: Lightweight corduroy Face: Painted with acrylics Eyes: Plastic eyes Hair: Feathers Beading: Random pattern of seed beads.…

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