Archive for December, 2009

Beautiful Broken Legs

Saturday, December 19th, 2009

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Here is the next bird I’m working on. It’s based on a little blue heron, and is the largest bird I’ve attempted so far — it’s about life-sized. The head has been fully beaded, and it’s heavy! I was really pleased with the way the legs came out, but in putting them into the body I’ve managed to completely break them. Aaargh!

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Now it’s time to make a new body and some new legs and try again. The really tricky bit will be to weight the body in such a way that the bird will be free-standing and that means counter-balancing the weight of the head.

Welcome!

Monday, December 14th, 2009

I’ll break out the camera and share some work in progress tomorrow. In the meantime, here are a couple sculptures that are currently being shown at Woman Made Gallery in Chicago. They are mixed media, with fiber, wire and glass beads which are hand-sewn to the sculptures.

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Something New

Sunday, December 13th, 2009

Welcome to my blog! Here is where I’ll share my finished art, work in progress, musings and creative things that happen. Please check in often to see what’s new!