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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Flying Dragon Necklace

Flying Green Dragon Necklace
My goal of making 50 dragons may take a long time but I finally posted a new one. This green necklace was really fun to make and I love playing with the wings. I may never reach the goal of 50 the way I am going since I just started a new job and my long hiatus of pure creative time has come to an end.

Unfortunately my commute is on the long side and the day is long. It's only been 2 weeks so I am still adjusting to the change in my schedule. For the first time in a long time, I am feeling a time crunch. I have been falling behind everywhere. Now it's time to catch up.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

River through the Reeds

Detail of Fish

Fish in the River Reeds Sculpture

I actually got this sculpture down. I signed up for an online class with Christi Friesen, that name comes up again and again doesn't it. My record for actually doing the project in these classes is less than 50% but this one I did. Even before the actually class was over. As you can see it is reeds and grass and rocks with a little fish jumping out.

What this picture doesn't show is the grass and cat tails are all free standing. It was built around a bottle for support, with blue clay for water as base on the bottom. I added the rocks at that time. After that, the reeds and grass were made, one section at a time, baked again, then the fish. After all that the bottle was removed to leave it open and airy. Here's a small peak at the at inside for an idea of how it is built.

This was one project that took quite a bit of time and effort but in the end I feel really proud of it. It is about six inches tall and although it is for sale in my shop, click here for Polymer Clay River Reed Sculpture, it will probably be another piece that I can enjoy in my house for a while. It makes a nice piece for my living room.