Archive for April, 2007

My Thoughts

Thursday, April 26th, 2007

Its been a while since I have done a three d piece, so I figured its about time! "My thoughts" came about rather quickly, with focus. You can see the thought bubbles emerging from her head but she is still trying to hold on to them…

MY Thoughts

The Lo Bue Workshop

Sunday, April 22nd, 2007

The Keith Lo Bue workshop was in San Diego at The Shepardess. It was a very quaint little town center with lush bougainvillea and other exotic foliage.

The workshop itself was fantastic. I learned so much from the super talent. An incredible teacher, lovely person with humor and personality. Very thorough and attentive to all of us.

I met a lot of like minded spirits which made the learning experience even more fun.

We started out by playing with all the junk, I mean found objects we brought and were told to integrate our objects using no glue, easier said than done and a challenge for alllllll. Here is one of the modest things I created:

The goal really wasn’t to create a finished piece but to play with our disparate parts and integrate them by applying different attachment techniques as we learned all the ins and outs of drilling, rotary tools, patinas, metal, glass, wood, wire etc.

We also learned how to weather and distress wood which I incorporated into this little assemblage:

I hope to apply the things I learned which were many) to my figurative type efforts. Keith’s work in person is absolutely phenomenal, exquisite craftsmanship and just gorgeous sculptural quality. TWO thumbs way uppppp!

My New Blogging System

Friday, April 20th, 2007

My new blogging system is up and running.  The love hub had a hard time getting it set up and configured for me, but I like it more than the previous Plone system.

My biggest regret in switching systems is that I lose all of my previous entries.  I had previously published 176 posts — I didn’t realize how much babbling I’d done over the past few years.  Oh, well, new history to make. 

So I thought that I’d commemorate this first blog with one of my favorite figures.  She’s titled, "Obsolete Reminders" and was featured on the cover of Art Doll Quarterly for the 2005 Winter edition.  She stands about 12 inches tall and is made from wire mesh, paper mache, glass, aoxie sculpt, and paper clay.  She is on display at the Ten Women Gallery in Venice California.