Thursday, January 31, 2013

Catch of the Day

This polymer clay and wood piece is done! Finally ! Sometimes it takes a while for it to all come together. This head was made months ago, sat on my work table, then I added the pointy hat. Still, I could not find a body that looked right. When I pressed a broken watch face into a body and matched it up with the head, it all came together fast. She is holding a bucket of fish in one hand and 2 fish in the other. Look close at the base, there is another clock face on the bottom base. She is " The catch of the day".

Tuesday, January 29, 2013


Ideas come........and go. So jotting them down in a sketch book is important, FOR ME! I tend to get an idea for something and think " this is a great idea." Then later say " what was that great idea I had?"
I also like to look back in my book and see the original sketch after the piece is done. I get to see the changes that happen from 2D to the 3D finished piece.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Saved from the Flea Market

Yesterday I went to an indoor flea market down in Philadelphia and bought this dog push up puppet. It was very old and very ugly. I repainted him to make him my own and I added this cute little girl made out of clay and wire.

Here he is all ready for some nice new paint!

Monster Monday

Happy Monster Monday!
Not quite a monster, no Frosty, just a creepy snowman.
Hand painted push up puppet to cheer up this cold dreary Monday!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Recyling Day

This hanging piece is made from  some recycled items, I saved from the trash can. The legs are old paint brush handles... MY old paint brushes! Still covered in paint! The body is a part of a spindle and the very top is a piece of costume jewelry. The "feet" are a piece of copper pipe and a washer. The head is one of my handmade sculptures; made for this piece, and distressed to look as old as the recycled parts used to create the rest of the body.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

In My Studio

Have you ever looked at a photo in a magazine of an "Artist's Studio" and it is clean, neat, and organized... and you think "that is NOT a working studio!" !? I know I do. I also know that I would LIKE my studio to be clean, neat, and organized but it never lasts. I can clean, or I can create. I just can't do both at the same time.
THIS is what my studio looks like this morning.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Monster Monday

I made these 3 little monsters so they can hang out in this cup I found at a flea market. The monsters are made from polymer clay then hand painted. Thanks to pinterest I learned this morning that this is a vintage egg cup. What are the odds that someone I follow would pin this exact cup on the morning I planned on sharing it on my blog? I love a cup with a face!

I think the little monsters ate the egg

Friday, January 11, 2013

Thursday, January 10, 2013

COMING SOON! New and improved blog, Etsy shop links, more and more promoting!

A few things I've been working on the last few weeks:

 I have wanted a Lazy Susan for our dining room table for years! Finally, this Christmas, my husband made me one. I wish I had a before picture but you can imagine, it was plain old wood. Needless to say I added a few personal touches! My granddaughter Millie likes to point out which monster is which family member. Someone is always left out, as there are only five monsters in the center.

It's not often I make something for myself but I hand-painted this old stool for our new and improved kitchen.