Well...I don't smoke, don't have a soap box about it, just never did But years ago my husband did and a lot of people I knew when I worked my night job. So I bought these covers for Bic lighters and now I cover them with polymer clay, and acrylic paint. This one I just finished today. My husband used to say "Keep an eye on my lighter!" So...what else could I do? I use them for incense and I can never find one. I always end up lighting the incense on my stove! Anyway here's a couple pictures, just a wee bit strange, I think...but wickedly fun!
Just home for my lunch hour, I don't have any thing earth shaking to comment on except I am feeling very creative right now and I have to go back to work. So I will get out my journal and write down some Ideas so I can ponder them later when I have some time this weekend! Everyone is so nice here and I love visiting your blogs. Thank you for your kind comments on my work. I'm honored to share it with you. Cindy...congrats on your new grand baby! This is a photo of my oldest daughter Dawn and her husband in a dance compitition a few years ago. They used to compete all over the U.S.! I think she looks like a butterfly.
I'd like to say how much I enjoyed sharing this little guy with all my friends. I hope the people I made him for are as happy with it and as kind to me as you have been! Only thing left to do will be to varnish it, that always enhances the color a bit and then it really looks finished! Thank you again for all your wonderful comments! I value them greatly!
Here are three fairies I have sculpted, I really enjoy these little guys. I wish I had more time to sculpt a few new ones! I'd like to learn more about creating them. I believe practice is the best way to learn.
I know it's scary to think about but it happens...well as they say, "Turn around is fair play!" I did a "Human Abduction!" And here's proof! My mom had this little guy in her beanie baby collection and I couldn't resist him! THE THINGS YOU'LL DO WHEN YOU'RE BORED!
Thank you everyone for your kind comments! As you can see I haven't started on the ears yet...soon! He is coming right along though. I was sick all week so I just began painting him yesterday. Now a little more today, and tomorrow I'll get up early and come spend some time with him, he's on his way to taking his first breath! Oh yeah...in the last picture that's my youngest daughter, Shannon. She thought it would be funny to jump into my picture! She's the one wearing the glasses!
Something we should try and do every now and then. Some boots I painted! Interesting fact...with all the people that showed up in Washington to witness our new President's swearing in...there were no arrests, for anything! Very cool!
Okay, I had to make this dragon for a commission, but they gave me a one dimensional photo to do a three dimensional sculpture from. It's completely different from my other dragons, but you know what...he kind of grows on you. The ears aren't quite finished and as soon as that's done I'll begin priming and painting. I made the ears removable because it has to be shipped across the country. They can put them on when he gets there. I'll probably begin painting this weekend...hopefully I'll feel better!
My Birthday...this is the first year I really didn't care to celebrate. Time moves so quickly when you reach a certain age. When we're young and don't realize how lucky we are it creeps by. Then when we wish it would slow a bit it jumps into Warp Speed. I went to my daughter's and she cooked a great dinner, we had the Birthday Cake which I must add, had (what my daughter called) Tim Burton candles and we would have watched a movie of my choice but my two year old grand daughter had other ideas. She was running a fever with a stuffy nose and for some reason I was the person with the magic touch. After much rocking and questionable singing she fell asleep. But she did give me something for my B-Day, I now have a wonderful cold. I've been home from work two days. If the baby felt anything like I do, it's no wonder she was grumpy. Must now take some medicine and a nap!
I went to the grocery store earlier today, I saw this and could'nt resist taking this picture! My daughter and I really enjoyed this scene...I wanted to share it with you. I have seen more and more of the smart cars, but this is the first time I have ever seen such creative parking!
Here's something that gets a lot of attention in my shop. I had pictures of my family reproduced in black and white then decoupaged them on a lamp shade. I also burnt the edges of each picture to give them a parchment appearance! Everyone stops to take a peek. It's also nice if you can get access to someones photos unbeknownst to them, make your B and W copies and create them a lamp for a special occasion!
I have found this to be a creative way of keeping me from breaking treasured family antiques and also keeping them in my line of vision. Now every time I look up I think of my grand mother and my Aunt Mary!
A KISS FOR A DRAGON! This dragon first of all is far from finished. It's also a commission and much different than any of my other dragons. My heart really isn't in it, unlike the ones that come from my imagination. But I couldn't resist posting this picture, since Lizzy was in it! Miss Elizabeth Darcey O'Dell. She's two, and my grand daughter! She is smart as a whip and cute as a button, little chubby cheeks and all, she loves Grand Ma Ma's dragons...shes my shortest fan!
Please check out older posts the dragons run wild through here!!!
Dragon Taxidermy Done Here!
Don't forget..have ye a need for a dragon, I know where to get 'em! Please check out my older posts for more Dragon photos. And follow this link to my Art Gecko Studio blog, right now it has only dragons but as time goes on I will add more of my other art!
I have three blogs, one is for my dragons that I make from air dry clay. The other is for my other art... what ever I am into at the time. And the third is for some of my poetry. A friend of mine (Ros, you know who you are) ispired me to post my writings.
I am a retired musician and a barber. I run a shop called Sweeney's in Tucson, with my youngest daughter, and my oldest daughter is a radiology tech assitant and dance teacher! I played music 5 nights a week for 20 years with my husband and step-son, and now I have time for my art! Hope you enjoy it!