Sunday, March 23, 2008
Many years ago I got into wood carving (my dad carved for many years, now he does bronze... you can see his work at jauquet.com and also at edgewood orchard gallery . My brother is also a carver now and his work is also at Edgewood. You can see his work here: Chris's work).
Anyway, I had to quit carving for various reasons, one of which was that I kept getting sick with bronchitis from the dust, as controlled as it was. So, to be able to sculpt again with polymer is just so exciting, I cannot tell you how wonderful this is!
These little guys are my first sculpture that I've done with clay, and I'm in love with them! They are perched on our mantle. As corny as it sounds, they bring such life to the room! As much as I'd like to keep them, and a few other things I've made over the years, I've been taught by my folks that it is best to sell what you make, if you can. If you start keeping things, well... just isn't good. So I've taken that to heart and it works for me. Everything I make leaves, and it's very satisfying to me to think of my things being all over the country and the world! My favorite thing is to go to yahoomaps and plug in an address of a buyer of one of my pieces and see where it is. How cool is that!?
Posted by Liz at 10:10 PM