Thursday, May 21, 2015

One Day Off

Field of Crystal dreams.

For weeks now I have been implementing a "One Day Off" or "Get OUT of the Studio" day in which I force myself OUT of the confines of my studio and I tear myself away from work. This idea started in the winter when I began to feel a little burnt out from the normal day to day, in and out of working at the same spot for hours. This idea has helped spark new ideas and new creativity for me and in the process has actually helped my regular work.

Today I found myself with good friends searching and digging for crystals in a local field. This was the very first time I had ever done this and to my surprise I am enchanted with the idea of going out and finding beautiful crystals in the ground. Yep, I guess you could say Im a little bit of a rockhound I guess!

Crystals were just waiting
to be found!

Mother Earth was so
very generous to me today!

The tiny ones were, of course, my favorites.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

New Mane & Tail

Resin receiving a new mane and tail.

This resin's owner had a request to have a new mane and tail sculpted on the piece. In order to be on the same page with the owner I sketched out my idea on paper before starting. The owner approved the sketches and I am excitedly creating the changes with Apoxie Sculpt.

I am documenting the change.

New mane.

Side view of the mane change.

Tinfoil application in order to
"flesh out" the tail shape.

Tail shape feels much like
the sketch.

Adding Apoxie from the bottom up.

Tinfoil fully covered with Apoxie.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015


Pinholes filled and sanded.

No matter how diligent and well one preps a resin there will always be those naughty pinholes that show up unexpectedly. They love to pop out as soon as a little bit of paint has been layered onto the resin.

This Eberl "Forte" resin had quite a party of fun pinholes that popped up without notice after about the third layer of paint was added. What do to? Well, deal with them with some filler and then sanding.

Unfortunately, one also has to deal with reapplying paint after all that sanding and this piece took about six or seven layers of paint to get the sanded areas to match the rest of the body. I documented the process cause it always looks scary, but with persistence it all turns around to a pleasant finish.

First layers of color.

Many more layers.

Looks good as new!

View with the reference in the background.

Monday, May 11, 2015

One, Two, Three, Four?

A Working Girl Resin.
She's for sale! $225 plus ship.

Four months without a post? Seriously?
Yep, looks like it and in all honesty it was yet again, another much needed break. What can I blame my laziness in keeping up the blog on this time? Let's go with Winter! Winter lasted way too long and after my February post it went on to snow up until APRIL! Craziness!

In all that time much has been accomplished. Perhaps sharing a few pieces here will be the best way to ease back into all things "bloggy." Here they are. Enjoy!