Thursday, March 5, 2015

At last a good day in my home studio.

Yesterday was my first full day in the studio.  I made the feet, arms, hands and hair for this sculpture that I started before Christmas.  I'm happy with the way it's come out but I'm not sure if the one foot will survive transport and firing.  It will certainly dry faster then the rest.  I tried to finish it off differently but nothing else looked right so I went with this pose.  If it breaks it breaks.  My faces are looking a bit more realistic and less cartoonish.  I still struggle with faces.  Today in the studio I'm struggling with a face for the next piece I need to finish.  I just could not get the eyes right so its time for tea and a snack before I mush the entire thing into the floor.  This year I hope faces start to come easier or that I at least start enjoying the face sculpting process. 

On a personnel note we've adopted a homeless cat named Winston.  He's around ten and came from an alley in Chicago.  He was dirty and starving and a big mess.  After a bath he looks brighter but is having trouble eating as his teeth are bad and he has an upper respiratory infection.  He is really a sad lump of fur and bones.  Whenever anyone walks in Winn purrs like a motor boat an loves attention.  As soon as he's feeling better he'll get his teeth cleaned and then we'll begin introducing him to the rest of the cats and Pup our lab. 

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