Tuesday, December 23, 2008

'bout time!

Well... ever since I started this blog, many moons ago, I'd been hinting about my next new sculpt- a thoroughbred. I'm happy to say that I've finally started her! She doesn't look like much yet- her wire is still showing (how embarrassing!). Her pose was inspired by a partially-finished sketch I did during a morning workout at Santa Anita. (You can actually see the sketch on my website here.) It's amazing just how many projects just kept taking precedence over starting a new sculpture, but my goal was to get her going this month, and I've managed that- with a few days to spare! Now the trick is going to be working on her along with my other stuff, but I think I can handle that. Sculpting takes a different mindset to ceramic production, and I find it the difference refreshing. Oddly enough, my mind works better when it is being stretched in different directions. Helps to keep me creative. Getting back to the topic on hand, here's a look at her "glamor" side. She is going to be a small classic scale piece, when she's finished.

Anywho, speaking of new sculptures, here's a sneak look into my damp-box... I'm happy to say that my little mini foal has been molded! Yup- she needs a bit of cleaning, firing, painting, and glazing, and then I'll be ready to debut her! Look for that announcement early in 2009... (Though I may post some more pics here first!).

Okay! That's all for now! Happy Advent & Happy Hanukkah to y'all!


mel said...

Ooooh, a baby! Love it, squeeze it (well, maybe not the china one... )! So many colors, even a spotted falabella baby! Wow! Happy new year indeed.

Joanie said...

Good job, Addi! I want to buy two.. or three... or four....! SO cute!

Adalee said...

Thanks, guys! I should have a shiny one for you to see soon! And yes, it will be rather spotty... :)