I've missed my monsters! In the spirit of trying to get back in the swing of things, here is the result of setting a plastic cup too close to a burner on the stove. I want to start posting on a semi regular basis again, but I can pretty much guarantee that it won't be every day.
Tuesday, May 03, 2011
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Face Jug #1
polymer clay, watercolor
So while I had the sculpey out making my first monstryoshka, I decided to play a little more. I flashed back to my beginning pottery class years ago and started making a small pinch pot, as I don't have a pottery wheel, real clay, or a huge amount of the material to begin with. I remember the amazing designs of the more experienced artists in the studio where I was learning: among other things, I was fascinated by the face jugs of one of the artists working there. I decided that it would be fun to try a mini version with my fistful of polymer clay. This was a lot of fun, and I think is something I'll explore more.
sculpey, acrylic, googley eyes
Inspired by matryoshka nesting dolls. As it's been a very busy week and I'm running four days behind on my monsters, I figured this was a good way to get caught up! :)
I'll definitely need to work on proper fitting: the inside of the green guy is just a little too tight to hold the purple perfectly. I carved him out a little for a better fit, but until I find my rotary tool, the job was taking way too long. Also, next time I'll try adding something to the inside to hold the top and bottom pieces of each monster together when you pick them up. Right now each top is just resting on it's corresponding bottom.
Saturday, April 09, 2011
Friday, April 08, 2011
So I was sitting on some mats at the theater after final dress rehearsal, just kind of absent-mindedly twirling my reading glasses around and I noticed the lenses made cool effects with the shadows of my hand on the tile below. Lo and behold, just the right placement of all of the elements created a variety of monster shadows that are begging to eventually become plushies!
Monday, April 04, 2011
Another suggestion from The 365 Daily Creativity Journal back from when I put out that call on Facebook for random numbers:
45: Create an image with masking tape or any other kind of tape for that matter. Try making it on a non-traditional surface. Extra credit: leave it for others to find.
Made from used blue painter's tape and some foil from a Moe's burrito. Or maybe Chipoltle...I'm not really sure. And for extra credit, I made it on a column in the work room at the theater.
(The room is a bit of a mess because our next production opens Friday!)