Mother’s Day is next weekend and I found myself inspired to make long stemmed roses this weekend. I start with a 22 inch long round mild steel rod for the stem, I taper the top of the stem (hammer to a point) so I can set the five petals on top. Each of the petals are textured by a straight pean hammer to replicate the
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I am compelled to give a “shout out” to Anax Studios (www.anaxstudios.com) for a fine job of photography. I hired them to make professional photos of my new necklaces and they did a great job within a super quick timeline! You can find the necklaces at the Wild at Heart Boutique in Belmar, CO and soon right here on my website.
I recently went to a local community college here in Colorado to see Ira Sherman talk about his eclectic art. Known more for his goldsmithing abilities (one of his gold corsage bracelets is in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian), his passion lies in engineering metal mechanical sculptures that are interactive with the viewer and wearer. Take for instance the “Pavlovian Trainer”. This beautifully constructed
This is for all artists under 35, a great international art entry opportunity from the Victor Pinchuk Foundation. $100,000 for the grand prize April 12, 2014 is the deadline Too bad I'm just a few days over 35.....
The Princess Ayer, below, was installed in a Westminster, CO park along with 2 other sculptures of mine (Lady in Waiting Catrina doll and Heart Wrenching Hands). The address is 3195 West 73rd Ave, Westminster, CO, please go by and enjoy all of the new sculptures that were installed on the same day.
My trike was voted first place in the sculpture category at the Dairy Center for the Arts in Boulder.....inspired to create more!!!!
I have recently attended a webinar that talked about updating your artist bio. This is one of the hardest undertakings for me to do, I am not a writer.....and I actually kind of....dread writing (yes, I said it!). That being said, I am going to "do-over"my bio for this website. This will take a few steps that include answering certain questions for an outline of
My 4th and final decorated bull skull for the local restaurant, The Matador, who will be auctioning the skulls for a local non-profit. The restaurant opening is November 22nd, this week!
Today was a BEAUTIFUL day to make chain links....cloudy/rainy/40's...just the right recipe to work on my third Longhorn skull for charity. The lucky organization that will benefit from this charity auction is The Conflict Center in NW Denver. They teach children and adults social and emotional skills for peacekeeping.
I've been asked to paint a few longhorn bull skulls for a local restaurant, it turns out I'm having a really good time doing this! I'm happy with the results.....wonder if I should continue with them and seek gallery representation for them...Maybe....