This blog contains my art and a few ramblings,I make many kinds of art... here are a few. I hope you enjoy them!!
Monday, February 2, 2009
A good thing...
My companions for the day... from the top...Brandon, Freckles,the ever serious, Ezry and last but not least...Space! Nothing earth shaking happening today...I am shipping my most recent dragon off. This was a commission work. I hope the clients don't read my blog(if they do, my disclaimer is "I'm only human!") but it wasn't an easy sculpt. I had a front view photo to work off of, for a three dimensional sculpture. I wasn't even sure I could get close to the picture, let alone capture the creature's essence! The client asked for photos of my progress. I took them but couldn't send them. I wanted to finish it first and see if I'd done it! And then there's the whole thing about copying a photo...it's not from my imagination and that makes it a lot less enjoyable! I sent them finished photos and the reply I got back was "You nailed it!" Gratifying, but I was going to tell them I wouldn't do any more custom work from photos. When an older friend of mine who's dealt with galleries etc. for years said, this is one of the down falls of selling your art. "You can limit yourself, or...do things out of your comfort zone, and in doing so... take the chance of growing as an artist and learning new things!".................Damn..............I hate that when I think some one's right and changes my mind!!!! So needless to say I took the next commission. Now my daughter, whom I work with every day, can listen to me cuss A BLUE STEAK as I sculpt the next DRAGON! Right now, with this economy the way it is...taking any job, is A GOOD THING!
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!