Friday, June 12, 2009

Naming Baby Cat....

Yes, here's the new edition to my house of way too many kitties. She's 5-6 week old with seal point markings.

She's sleeping with her favorite towel. She's living in the pen right now cause my other cats need to get used to her. Also, she's so tiny I'm concerned she'll get into some spot in the house and I'll never find her again.

She has organized out of pen playtimes, so don't think she's in the pen 24/7.

If you have any ideas on names, I'd love to hear them.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

YART SALE--All sorts of lovely things marked down

I'm part of etsy's Yart Sale this week. I have several art dolls and pieces of jewelry marked 25% off.

MJ has several of his paintings and prints marked down too. His magnets and keychains are offered in a buy one get one free sale.

Please feel free to stop by and look around. If you have any questions, convo me or ask them here.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Cat Elementals- Air and Fire- Works in Progress

These 2 pieces have been problematic. First, I like to do winged figures that incorporate the wings into the arms. Making this apparent in so small a sculpt has been challenging.

So far, I've succeeded with wings on the Fire cat, but her tiny horns are going to have to be built up in the back so they can be molded more easily. I also need to incorporate the fingers into the edge of the wing.

The Air cat's feather wings need more work to delineate them from the background and fingers too. Both pieces need some serious smoothing.

I'm a bit concerned about the "good"- "evil" connotations some buyers might see in these 2 pieces, but trying to sculpt a 2 inch cat made of flames or a tiny cloud cat and make the flames and clouds identifiable seems ridiculous to me.

I know what I'm sculpting and why, so I'll just have to let it go. I can't be responsible for what ideas other people bring with them when they view my work.

I'm excited because I'm going to shop for paint this weekend. I'm anxious to see these pieces painted.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Cat Elementals - Works in Progress Step 2

Here is the first Elemental cat Earth pulled from her mold. She needs a little finishing before I paint her. You can see she's quite a bit more finished than the first pictures you saw of her.

You can see the biggest difference in the Water Elemental. She's much more finished.

I'm finishing off the Air and Fire Elementals now.

I'm thinking of using a color scheme like the one in this one below for the series.
I'll show you what I've come up with for the new Elementals and how the color scheme is working in the next few days.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

And-Now For Something Completely Different- Works in Progress

I've been sculpting with fabric for yrs now, but my initial training was sculpting with traditional materials like clay and wax.

I had an odd dream the other night about these elemental cat women. You know Earth, Air, Water and Fire....I got up and did some sketches.

I had been reading this fabu book on the sculptures of women during the time of Akhenaten and decided sculpting them as tiny bas-relief sculptures. The pieces are around 2 inches in diameter.

I'm going to make molds on the sculptures and produce them in limited editions. They should make nice pendants.

I was thinking of faux finishing them so they look like things like yellow jasper or faince (turquoise colored) beads.

I need to smooth the surface of earth cat a bit more before I have a mold put on it and the water cat is still rough, but I think they're going to be quite nice when they're finished.