Friday, February 27, 2015

My current piece from class.

For some reason this piece won't upload upright.  I can't figure out how to correct it so just turn you head sideways to view.  My new smart phone is making me feel less smart.  So anyway this is my latest piece.  I have to finish the eyes and hair and put texture on her shirt.  First I have to hollow it out.  Stand by for more updates.  Until next time....

Taylor's face.

I love this face.  It's from last year but I'm still enjoying it.  I want to hang it as well as others on the wall but I'm still waiting for my husband to figure out a way that won't rip all the dry wall.  Can't have huge holes in the wall.  I've decided to continue sculpting but I still feel so ambivalent about why I can't seem to work.  I just can't get up the inertia to get anything done.  I've felt that way for a few months.  I'm hoping posting again on this blog will get me up and moving.  I don't feel like a real artist yet again.  You'd think after being alive for 52 years I wouldn't care about titles of any kind but I still fall into traps such as who is a real artist and who isn't.  And so the day goes on.  Until next time....

Friday, February 20, 2015

Will I continue?

Will I continue seems to be the question I keep asking myself over and over.  I can't seem to get myself to the studio.  In class I haven't produced much worth looking at let alone photographing.  Is this the end of sculpture.  I'm still not making work that inspires me and lately it all seems blah.  Not to mention I've dropped a few pieces and that was the end for them.  I'm bored really and uninspired and really blah.  Perhaps its just the end of winter but the weather never seemed to bother me before.  Is this just a lull before something exciting happens and I'm back to working full out with excitement and enthusiasm?  I guess I'll never know for sure.  I'll just wait and see. 

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Woman with braid

Now that I switched to a true figurative sculpture class my work has improved.  You can't see in this photo but this sculpture has a long braid down her back hence the name woman with braid.  I'm really enjoying class at Lillstreet in Chicago.  Its a long drive but the results are worth it.  I really miss my old sculpture group but it seems all good things must come to an end.  I'm trying to get into my home studio every week day in the morning.  It's been a challenge especially when I don't feel creative. 

Another milestone has occurred today.  My little baby bunny turned 13.  No more little girls just teenagers

Saturday, January 18, 2014

My latest sculpture.

I can't believe I've neglected this blog for so long.  I've come so far since I started. I've entered my first piece in a show at Lillstreet art center in Chicago.  Hopefully it will be the first of many.  I started here in September with figurative sculpture which I love.  Here's the information for the show if anyone is in Chicago:
“Figures from Life”

Lillstreet Loft

4437 N Ravenswood Ave, 2nd Floor
Opening Reception: Friday, February 7, 2014 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Saturday, February 8, 2014
 - 10am to 1pm


Tuesday, August 2, 2011


I'm noticing that sculpture takes a long time from start to finish. This piece is a combo of two lessons, square boxes with drawers and clay faces. I had no where to put the face so I slapped it onto the box. My faces tend to be more ugly then pretty so their then men. This one is called "The It man with Goatee." At the end of the spring session we had a Rake day and I glazed this box in blues and it came out great. I gave it to my husband Jeff who took it to work before I could photograph it so here we are.... I have to say that working with clay has me very excited more so then any other medium in a really long time. I was asked to tie dye some tee shirts and through a big hairy fit as it took me away from clay work. Jeff called me a big baby which I am. At least my daughter's soccer team liked the shirts. Currently I'm drying a few slabs to make another box. The benefit of hot humid weather is the clay dries in a few minutes rather than days. To make boxes the clay needs to be leather hard so it stays in place while assembling. I love the sound the drawer makes as you pull it in and out. My slabs should be ready so until next time.....
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