Wednesday, September 8, 2010

New Interview to check out

Monday, June 14, 2010

Works in Progress

This is one of the things I have been working on in the studio. This piece is about 30inches tall and comes apart in two separate pieces. She will be holding some seeded branches in her hands and will have a headdress or hat on her head.

I am also working on some Spirit Houses and some smaller figures.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Make Overs

I have a few pieces that I thought were finished and then I did "make overs" on them and I am quite pleased with the results............. These were not mistakes that I fixed, just a continuation or expansion of an ideas.

Red Hat Vision = Make overs

What is this piece about?? Red Hat Visions

It's not about " a make-over in progress" ! Which is a comment that I received. But then again maybe it is? Before and after??


Busy Bees love their new home!

Some people get "creep-ed out" by the bee photos? I am fascinated by the bees. So far I haven't gotten stung. Notice my husband is not wearing gloves.....

Check out this video. Too funny, Bee humor, I think we may be bee geeks...

Monday, April 5, 2010

Elevator Speech

I have been working on my business plan for workshop I took on Artist Career Development. This is what I have for what they call an "Elevator Speech"...

I have played in the mud in one form or another for my entire life. Now I use mud in the form of clay to create sculpted ceramic figures. My figures engage the viewer by telling stories and provoking questions. I use simple gestures that communicate emotions and relationships. Inspired by the rich organic textures and colors found in nature I decorate the surfaces of each piece to complete a visual story that transcends words.

What is an "Elevator Speech"? It is a speech that will open up communication about your work. You must be able to do it quickly and engage the person you are speaking with to ask questions and instill a desire in them to see your work.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Bees are coming................

The Bees are coming. Preparing their new home........

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

What is an Archetype?

I've been listening to Caroline Myss and her audio book "The Lanquage of Archetypes". I find myself listening more to books these days than actual reading. My eyes are not as good and it is an efficient use of time while I am driving, working in the studio or exercising.

What is an archetype? Someone asked me that the other day when I was talking about my work.

From Wikipedia - An archetype is an original model of a person, ideal example, or a prototype after which others are copied, patterned, or emulated; a symbol universally recognized by all. In psychology, an archetype is a model of a person, personality, or behavior.

archetypal - representing or constituting an original type after which other similar things are patterned; "archetypal patterns"; "she was the prototypal .

So what does this have to do with my work as an artist? I use Archetypal images to create fictional or mythical characters that tell stories.

The shoes I make are not the character but they describe the personality or the behavior of the character that would wear them.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

I have several ideas for new figures waiting to be. Before my studio is ready to begin more new work I must clear off the work table. Organizing my space is an important part of my process.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Started to work on three new sculptures. Both are figures. I am not sure who they are yet. Sometime I learn who they are while forming them, other times it happens after. The larger one I have the head formed and the smaller one will be another Beekeeper. This Beekeeper will be female and a bit larger than the last one. The other Beekeeper sold. Quite a few of the other photos in this blog are sold also.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Another Shoe

Turquoise Blue Shoe

Resting Messanger

Here is another that I finished a while ago. She is headed out to a show with 20 other pieces.

Avian Girl/ Dreams of Flying

Well before I pack her up to go to a show I thought I should photograph the Avian Girl.