Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Lone Star Art Guild Convention

It was held at Humble Civic Center in Humble ,TX on May 24th. Only previous winners from JURIED sanctioned shows were eligible for this exhibit. I had five entries so was very happy to just be a part of the show. There were many fantastic & fabulous works of art : paintings, cast sculptures, collages, pastels, our art dolls (only Joyce Patterson & me) . We went to the luncheon where the food was serve yourself thru table # calling as they were over 300 participants. The food was good & satisfying. There were drawings, raffles, special awards, and laughter. Afterwards we were allowed into the exhibit to see the other ribbon awards that were juried by two jurors. Surprise for me : An honorable mention ribbon bigger than "Gourd Lifer". He was delighted. We had many who admired the ART DOLLS. I also had two in another category playing with the bronze cast boys. It was an honor to be in that category & no ribbon was expected or received. 

Two friends came to view all & take me to supper at the OUTBACK. It was a wonderful day! 

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Time Flies

This one needs something ???? any suggestions ?The title of this one is "It's enough to curl your TOES!"

The elf clown satisfies my inner muse. "OOPSIE " is the title.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Rainy Day May 5

Slow start as it poured buckets of rain today. After lunch I went to Art Haus to work awhile. Making slow progress on several but getting close to a final embellishment on one. It has a lot of hand sewing . Hopefully the rest turns out well. It started as an elf clown but I couldn't make bright colors work for costuming so got the idea of a B&W color scheme but that back fired on me. 

I'm also working on a gourd figure here at kitchen table as I have better lighting. Some days at Art Haus it seems I can't see to work especially black on black . I lose my thread & needle fast. Sculptying in paint room hasn't been going well so back to kitchen table here at home. Legs are shaping well even tho it's slow drying clay it does well with the gourd & doesn't separate like polyclay does when baked on the gourd.

Got some new books:
1. The crafting of Narnia, the Art, Creatures, and Weapons from the WETA workshop
2. Action Anatomy for gamers, animators and digital artists. 
3. Modeling the figure in Clay

These are for reference as I read & study each which promotes progress in my ability to sculpt figures. One I have read thru partially as it reminds me of what Richard Creager taught us when sculpturing legs , torso, arms, layering muscles etc. Good review for me to study again & remember that trip to Arizona via car. Studying anatomy is an element that all critics look at when jurying a figure...... what works versus what doesn't when changing the rules as an artist often does.