Friday, June 29, 2012

Sketching and Transporting

Transporting the Visitation from the Godtown House studio to the basement studio for finishing and mold making:

Thanks to Andrew and Jess, my moving crew.

Four 10 minute sketches:

Friday, June 22, 2012

The Week in Review

It has been quite a week, and I completely forgot to blog for a few days.
All 45 pavers for Gma's garden have been cast. Yea! Finished the last four this week. Well, almost. One of them came out deformed. So, I'll recast that one, and then they are done.
The Visitation is coming along. More defining and refining the oil clay models. About 3/4 of the way done with the Mary statue, I think. My goal is to have it ready for mold making by July 7th.
Yesterday, I went to the Godtown house (my 2nd studio =) with the intention of working on Mary. Instead, I helped plant flowers for the first hour or so. They had received a big donation for the community garden. Hey, but it's all beauty, right? Not lost time at all.
This is the herb garden and the flowers and one of the volunteers.

Today, I got the opportunity to teach someone else the *fine art of mold making*. Here is Jess - aspiring mold maker. And, in the process, we made another paver mold. Here is Jess in the studio with the mold-in-progress.

Also, received some real encouragement from some of the fine folks at Starbucks who were interested in seeing my work. Sent them pictures.
There is other good stuff to report, but I'll leave that for another day.
It has been a good week. Deo gratias.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Shaping the Clay

Today: shaping and making smooth the body of Mary for the Visitation.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

World's Best Studio

So, here's my studio at the the Frogtown house...

And, here's the other half of the studio... =)

Adding and Defining

Here is the Visitation a little more fleshed out.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Visitation Clay Continues

Finished putting the first layer of clay on the Mary armature for the Visitation. Didn't get any pictures.
So, the armatures are now completely covered in clay. The next step is to shape/add/subtract clay into its final form.
Oh, but I did take pictures of a few drawings of kids from today...

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Friday, June 8, 2012

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

The Three Children Go in the Garden

Here is the first casting of the Three Children in the Frogtown Community Garden.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Armature Progress

More work on the armatures for the Visitation.

And built a little contraption for the transporting the Three Children over to the garden. It used nearly two 60 lb bags of concrete.