worry, worry……

I’ve got till mid july to come up with 3 sculpts that I feel are the best i can do….. I’m approaching the last steps of jurying into an organization that i really really covet…. I just have to try not to mess up and offend folk, and try to come up with good work. as usual i’m running off in all kinds of directions instead of staying focused. I’ll post some pics of pieces i’m working on later….. Its interesting, when i post pictures, i see flaws that i don’t see when i just look at the piece in person….

but in the meantime – i’m sidetracking on some pieces for fun… and working on a piece to repay an incredible bjd customizer – Armeleia – (when I find the link to her customizations, i’ll post it) for a couple of wonderful pieces….

anyway – she asked for something steampunk and it turned me in a not normal direction for me… and i kind of suspect she might have wanted one of my more usual type figures. This was a good experience for me, I haven’t actually tried to do a “commission” type piece before – usually what ever pops to mind when i sit down to start is what happens… It is good to learn about trying to aim a piece towards someone else’s expectations…

just hope i can do something she will like eventually!

steam punk boy started...

I’m having fun looking for pictures of boots (trying to sculpt buckles and straps in 10″ scale in paperclay is going to be a challenge for me…. but fun), goggles, frockcoats and aviator helmets…..

and thinking about tiny steampunk wings in honor of the little steampunk automaton Armeleia did for me….

and meanwhile i’m playing with a tiny (6″ tall) bjd centaur creature named Pip!

pip!

I want to have him done in time to take with me in July, just in case i need some cheering up….
its friday, I need to head to my day job and i really, really wish i could stay here and squish clay…..

2 thoughts on “worry, worry……

  1. Again, thank you for sharing… can hardly wait to see these two pieces completed. Steampunk? Geeze i lead a much sheltered LiFe… *G*

    ~joanna

  2. Pat, i posted after quickly reading and having to respond to my dear husband’s shopping list for Wally~World.

    Try not to worry, i can not see any of your work offending anyone at NIADA. Your work is so refreshing and the detail is exquisite. I am amazed that you do see flaws, but then again, i think that we on our own art, are our worst critics.

    WiSH you could quit the day~job too, and just squish clay… you are a fantastic squisher… wish i could squish like you…

    ~joanna

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