This is my doll in progress. I found some icicles on clearance after the holidays and knew I would use them for unicorn horns. She has been sculpted and sitting on my worktable for a month or 2, but I'm finally getting around to finishing her!
My studio in progress. It's still a huge mess, but it's getting there. I need 1 more trip to Ikea and I should be good to go. I found an awesome site called Ikea Hackers and found a tutorial on making your own desk out of expedit shelving and Vita Amon tabletops. I didn't follow it exactly as we actually bought a corner piece to use, but it was a brilliant tutorial! Excuse the mess..I'll post more photos when it's finished.
|The green softie on the left my daughter made several years ago.|
I have been reading the book Creative Time and Space by Rice Freeman - Zachary and in it there was a tip about getting a shopkeepers will return at (or a do not disturb) sign to let people know you are making art. I didn't want a cheesy plastic sign, so I made my own last night. I printed a vintage photo on a sheet of canvas with the quote "The Muse is in, so I am out. Please do not disturb until", and mounted it to a piece of wood using matte medium. I then made cards with times on them using a business card template. I'm not crazy about the pocket for the cards and will most likely be changing it, but now my family knows when to leave me alone and when I can be bothered again.
Finally, meet Paul. Paul is the creation of my daughter Abby. She turned 13 last week - how time flies! I thought it was an excellent use for plastic bottle caps and other recyclable materials.
I hope everyone has a fabulous weekend and I will be trying diligently to be a more consistent blogger.