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Tuesday, May 27, 2014


This is just a quick post to show you the progress I made over the weekend.

The sculpture I started last week has been fleshed out and I painted her face. I am really pleased with how she is coming along. I‘ll show a lot more in progress pictures later this week, I had such a great time working on these that I just had to share some pictures.

I also sculpted this tiny fairy. She is 8 inches tall and is supposed to be another birdcage fairy but I think she likes the martini class she is sitting in way too much so she’ll probably get her way and be posed in it!

That’s it for now!

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Up Next...

This week I submitted an application for a Craft Fair. It is, in my opinion, the best one in our area and I would be honored to be a vendor. It is a juried show and I had to submit lots of pictures with my application. I should hear something in the next couple of weeks. I am exited though trying to not be. I've already decided that if I don't make the cut I'll still be making the items I have planned and be putting a lot of things on my Sunflower House Art (SHA) Etsy shop which is currently up and ready but not stocked so not open.

I've waited until now to open the SHA Etsy shop because I really didn't want to sell any of my sculpted work until I was proud of the quality of my work. I love what I do, I am very happy with the quality of my sculptures and I am ready to share it with the world. So, you'll be seeing a lot more activity on this blog as I post progress pictures, regardless of which direction life takes me.

Here is one of my current works in progress. She just came out of the oven and I have a couple of ideas for her, we'll see which one she prefers.

I'll be working on the Birdcage fairy this weekend as well. She is still in the same state of costuming that she has been in for months. She is not going to be put up for sale so I am not in a hurry to finish her. I really love her and I've decided that she is going to be hanging out here in the studio rather than fly off to a new home.

My thoughts for the show and the shop both are of creating a mixture of regular and zombified sculpts, I have so much fun with the zombies and I think it shows, there is just somethings fun and fascinating about them. I'm also making a couple different styles of stands and hanging display boxes for my work. A good stand can truly make or break a piece.

I'll keep you posted!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Zombies in the Nursery Update

Now that my partner has received her zombie package I can share with you the sweet zombie I created for her (Yes, I know, I said sweet!)
The Old Woman who Lived in a Shoe

Part of the challenge was to rewrite the Nursery Rhyme to Zombify it. Here is the rhyme that I wrote:

There was an Old Woman who Lived in a Shoe
She had so many children she didn't know what to do
When the apocalypse came
She ate most of their brains
So now she is down to just two

She was so much fun to create. Here are a couple of in-progress pictures:
Varnish for the gooey look

muscles, bones and hair

 Brains, Before and After Hair

Facial Details

I routed the edges of the stand to hold the altered story book

Scratch and Facial Detail after Costuming

Complete Piece

 Next up... a non-zombie sculpt. This one is actually going to be cute. I'll be posting progress pictures this weekend.