Tuesday, June 22, 2021

"Autumnal Voices..."


This guy was originally designed 
with a soft body in mind...

But as I worked on him...
I soon realized that he was "destined" for more...
(more than a mere body!)

He began emerging from a combination of
mulberry papers, wire and theatre gauze... in a cocoon!

Inspired by some of E. E. Cummings poetic phrases...
I just found out that this little guy will be in 
the upcoming special edition of Art Doll Quarterly!
Blessed... beyond measure...

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Raven Finds a Home...

Raven was "sitting pretty"... at the opening of the show:
"The Messenger of Hope"
I believe he sold the night the gallery exhibit opened,
for which I'm ever grateful!
I was pleased with the way in which the undercoat; 
using oxide ink sprays "surfaced" (and not too subtly) 
after adding the final black top coat...

Sigh... he's found a new home!

Friday, March 5, 2021

The Messenger... in the Making!


"The Messenger"... a mixed-media & paper maché Raven!
Adding more primary and secondary feathers 
to his wings and tail, later today...
He is headed to the Associate Artist Show
at Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts
later in mid-March.

I love the process...

This was a new approach for me:
Designing a 3-D body armature using cardboard.
Yup... enjoyed every moment of cutting, fitting, refitting,
taping, recutting... (you get the idea)!

"In the beginning..."

Thanks for stopping by... be blessed!

Saturday, January 9, 2021

A Bird on the Head... is Worth Two in the Bush! Right?

Cat and grey bird are on their way to the show:
"Black & White"
(and every shade of grey in between)

Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts
22 North High Street Millville, NJ

The show opens January 15th and runs through March 13th.

Monday, January 4, 2021

W.I.P.: A Bird on the Head is Worth Two in the Bush!


New Year's Blessing to You and Yours!

I'm working on a feisty, new feline friend...

When he's finished...
he will be headed to the Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts
show: "Black & White"

I just added some modeling paste and decorative papers...
after building up his nose (4x larger) and adding
some "baggage" under his eyes, along with 
new, heavy eyebrows. 

Paper Maché texture... and toes!

Newspaper, toweling tubes and masking tape...

Wood bead eyes and wire whiskers!

Leap-Frog anyone?

Our humble beginnings in life!

Saturday, November 21, 2020

New Post... New Bear


Bear was just dropped off yesterday...
hours before the show opened!
Yes... his scruffy little face makes me smile!

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Pre-Show Sales!


"The Keeper of the Keys"... my newest mixed-media raven.
Just received word from the Director 
at Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts
that he sold today; and the show doesn't open until next Friday! 

Paper Maché, theatre cloth, tissue papers and so much more...

Raven has something to "crow about"!!! 

German Mohair and black glass eyes.
Aged and grunged... giving him the well-loved look!  

"You Found Me..."

Teddy also sold today... before the Artful Giving Show opened!