Sunday, March 23, 2008

BIRD SCULPTURE!


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!?

Liz

11 comments:

sUz said...

hi liZ,
I LOVE them! How exciting to see your sweet little birds in 3-D! I cannot wait to see what else you do; it really opens up a whole new world!
iN jOy,
sUz

coco said...

Your bird sculpture is darling! I can see why you're reluctant to sell it, I would be too!

RAWVOLTA said...

amazing!!! wonderful art!and soo happy that there is no dust flying around your lungs;-)

Pocket Full of Prettys said...

I love the little birds, they do just seem to brighten up a room! And I think the way you look up addresses is so cool. I would never have thought of that. Hugs***Renea

Krissysart said...

Lovely birdies. I can see how they would light up a room. Good advice on keeping art. Sometimes I struggle with it, but it always goes out. I love putting beautiful things into peoples home and hearts!
Krissy

Lina said...

sweet little birdies! i struggle also with letting og of my art, but happy that it can brighten someone elses home!!

annas dreams blog said...

Very Beautiful birds, great work!!!

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

I love those birds!

Happy spring!

Melissa

Casandra Russell said...

I love these blue birds! Any chance you will make some blue birds for your etsy shop? Cheers, Cassandra

Eve said...

Hey, I found your artwork while browsing etsy and I just wanted to let you know I love it! Keep up the wonderful work.

Eve from Germany

spottylover said...

This is very cool! It is amazing what can be done with polymer clay.