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Saturday, June 19, 2010

Sculpting faces aint easy!

I can't believe how hard it is to sculpt a face.  I have to look at a picture of someone to remember where things are on the face!  LOL.  Below is an example of my attempts (she got collagen lip injections). Getting to know some of my favorite artists (as much as one can "know" someone from Facebook) has inspired me to push the envelope with my skill level.  I know I'll get better as I go along, but I'm having a blast with the journey. 

I would love to learn how to use my expensive sewing machine for something other than upholstery, but that will happen in time.  I have so many other ideas in my head that don't involve making clothes.  And yet, there are some ideas that will require it.  Alan Cunningham has given me some tips that involve the library and even paper towel patterns, so I will take them on soon. 

I am experimenting with paperclay and am finding that it is a bit wimpy compared to Sculpey.  'Course, I've only made 3 things with it so far!  

I just met a wonderful boutique owner today when mailing one of my Day of the Dead pieces and she might like to let me sell some of my work via consignment in her shop.  She is planning on dedicating an area in her shop for just local artists.  I love that!  Her website is  Now I have to get back to the half-finished projects on my table.  They are wanting to be completed.  I'M wanting them to be completed.  When they are done, I have some automata ideas.  I know, lots to chew - so little time! 

1 comment:

  1. i know what you mean about sculpting faces!! i've been working on a alice for the ADO alice challenge. the first night i just wasn't happy and thought about her all night and realized i want her young so she should have rounder fuller cheeks, now i can't get her mouth right. we had some angelina jolie going on here too!!! your pumpkin looks great though.