Thursday, March 31, 2011

Easter WIPS! They are multiplying like rabbits!


These happy bunnies are now complete and waiting for some last minute finishing touches. I wanted to share a photo of them in their WIP stage, sitting on my messy desk waiting for some love.
Each is hand sculpted from an original design out of paper clay. I'll post finished pictures this weekend.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM!

March 20th. The First Day of Spring! After a long winter, it was a wonderful day indeed. Though cold, it was a bright and sunny day here in Massachusetts.
Not only was yesterday the beginning of a new, fresh season, it was also my Mom's birthday. She turned 81. And though her knees are bad and she has difficulty getting around, she is still one sassy chick! The family celebrated with pizza, cake, and lots of laughter.
Here are some old pictures of my Mom that have always been favorites of mine.
Happy Birthday Mom! And Happy Spring Everyone!

Mom in the kitchen of my parent's first apartment.
Mom and Dad at the beach when they were first married.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

SPRING...PLEASE HURRY UP AND GET HERE!

The snow is finally melting, and here in the Northeast we are seeing the light behind the tunnel......SPRING! It has been a hard winter. I usually enjoy snow, but this was just tooooooo much.
I am looking forward the warmer temperatures. My mind is filled with all things Easter. I have doodled some sketches for new OOAK pieces. Tomorrow I begin sculpting! Bunny, chick and egg ornies! Oh my!
Last week I began pulling out some of my favorite vintage molds too! Mixing paper mache. Coming up with a new color palette. I like to mix my own colors...it's just me :)


Though I love the creativity of sculpting my own designs, there is something so nostalgic about vintage holiday molds. They bring back memories of childhood and the innocent excitement of the holidays like nothing else.
This grouping of bunny friends are dry and primed. Stay tuned for the unvailing.

One last remnant of winter before I get back to work. I finally finished my vintage Santa! In an earlier post, there were pics of this poor guy as I bought him on Ebay. But after some foot surgery, fresh paint, crackle medium, and antiquing, he looks good as (old) new! I love him. The photos aren't the best (I stink!). It doesn't show off how great the crackle looks. And, he needs a good coat of matte varnish, but I had to share. (View large)