Thursday, December 7, 2017

Finishing Up 3-D

I love repurposing....even in art.    Our project was a secret box.    I was able to use the self portraits created in Drawing for the top.      Inside was filled with collages of photos and small memory pieces.   I even made a memory jar to hold my favorite quotes about life and death.   More photos to come.  
Our task was to create a hand and head sculpture that was a self portrait but it also had to tell our story.    Guess it's pretty evident that I lived by a railroad track growing up!  :)    I love working in clay and definitely want to try this again.  

Friday, November 3, 2017

Project - Relief - Oil Paint

This relief was done in clay and then put into a sand mold for an iron pour.    The final iron relief was then painted with oil paint.    Feels like "primitive" folk art.  

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Pumpkin 2017

Pumpkin Carving for class.    I painted it with glo in the dark paint.   Can't wait to see how it looks at night!!

Monday, October 16, 2017


This week we are composing a "life" relief from clay.     We will pour it with iron later in month.     This is a small 6x6.   Very difficult to work with the small size and the soft oil based clay.    Looks like "primitive" art.    Wish we had made a pottery piece.   I could have gotten into making a memory jug!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Wood Sculpture

For the conversion from a paper sculpture to a wood sculpture, I decided to paint the 7 wood blocks as flags of European countries (France, Italy, Austria, Germany, Belgium, etc.)   I kept the design and negative spaces on the surface.    It still has the appearance of razor blades stacked.    Wood is definitely not my medium.   I loved the project put the precision needed to work in wood is crazy!!

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

More Paper

The big reveal was done in class today.   We have to take our paper sculpture and make wood sculptures.    I think I'll be doing the razor blades from yesterday and not the french curves.  

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Paper Sculpture

Paper Sculpture with slot construction.     I'm going to try a 4th one with a more organic shape.   The sharp edges of the rectangle are hard to work with.    My mind seems to work in an organized static manner.    Think I'll get out of my comfort zone.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Sculpture of Ordinary Object - Christmas Light Bulb

Finishing up the project for critique tomorrow in class.   It was a fun project but I don't think sculpture is my "thing".     I'll get about 4 more opportunities in class however to try something new!!

Friday, September 8, 2017

Sculpture of an Ordinary Object - Christmas Light Bulb

This weeks project at a UWG was recreating an ordinary object.   I started with a 2 inch Christmas Light and created a cardboard 33 inch Christmas Light.   Still have the ridges to apply to the bottom but it actually turned out pretty good.   I now have my first Christmas decoration of the year.   I can see it sitting on my fireplace hearth during the holidays.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

3-D class at University of West Georgia

What do you get when you get a package of 100 clasp ties and are told to use everything to create a sculpture?     I got a mobile.    Doesn't look like much here but in the wind it's kinda cool.    Our first 3-D project in Design II class.    It was a fun project.   Never tried 3-D except for a couple of little clay pots,  so this semester should be interesting.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

More Photos from Photo Workshop

Learning to remember all the things that impact a photo image is a challenge.   One more class this weekend with Jim Henderson at Callaway Gardens.    I need to take the Lightroom class next so I can manage all these images I've taken!!

Friday, February 10, 2017

Photography - Callaway Gardens

These photos were taken at Callaway Gardens.   I'm experimenting with lens and depth of field.   Jim Henderson teaches a three weekend class at Callaway Gardens each year.   I've been wanting to take this class to improve my skills.    It's a great series if you are looking for a way to learn that digital camera.   I use a Nikon D3300.