Today is a beautiful rainy spring day in Seldovia. A little wind, a little sun and here and there some sprinkles of rain.
I am making some homemade soup and finishing up some artwork. I am so glad you stopped by..please get yourself a cup of coffee and join me in my kitchen studio.
I have a regular studio upstairs ...but to tell you the truth..my kitchen table is where I do most of my art....with a cup of coffee and good friends stopping by to chat. Sit down and stay awhile..I am never too busy for company!
I got her tutu glued on and trimmed. Her hair sort of done. She still needs red ribbons for her ponytails. But so far I am happy with the outcome. Deb Wood is a wonderful teacher and these classes are taught through the website www.aforartistic.com lots of classes to pick from. Check it out if you get a chance.
Well today I got the arms on my little Petit Four Patti and her heart top and straps to her tutu on. She is in baking right now. So as soon and she is done I will post a photo.
Those arms and straps took me longer than I thought. I put off the straps for awhile because I didn't have the correct colors...but I just decided to use what I had. I did order the red tutu material and it got here today. So she will have a red tutu.
The last two days I have been working on getting these shells cleaned so that I can set them to dry. These are how they look when I first get them. There is a lot of work still to do at this point. Boil them, clean them out, make sure all the little worms and critters are out. Because if you miss even one, you will need to go back and check every single one to see which one is stinking the place up.
Then I bleach them...just to cover all possibilities. And then they need to dry for a couple of months. That chamber goes way back and curls several times and moisture can get stuck.
Only them can I sculpt a little crabby guy or gal to go inside. This little pink lady is not quite finished but she is on her way. Beside her is a shell waiting for an occupant.
I have her arms all rolled out and ready to make and all of a sudden I just got so very tired. Maybe I over did it today. Trying to get all the shells done and sculpt and then Thomas came and hauled a weeks worth of wood. Then I made dinner.....so I am going to go watch Netflix. Tomorrow is another day. And I am ready to put her arms on and bake.
This week I have started working on a new sculpting class with Deb Wood. She is teaching a class called Petit Four Patti. You can check it out at www.aforartistic.com . She is an amazing teacher and artist. Here is where I am at so far. There are several other artists taking this class, I am not sure exactly how many, but online classes let you meet artists from all over the world!
This is a Wendy Froud style doll that so many things went wrong with that I stopped and started a new one. But I just love the face. But the whites of the eyes turned yellow and that just isn't going to work for me.
I am an Alaskan born artist, living in a small rural alaskan fishing village. I have 6 wonderful children and 15 grandchildren all of whom are bright, beautiful and very talented. I admire anyone who makes handmade items. The traditional crafts that were so important years ago, were beautiful as well as useful.
I also am the oldest of a very large family. 6 brothers and 1 sister....My sister lives in Fairbanks...one brother lives here in Seldovia...one in Tampa...very spread out family....but love them all.