I wish I were here.....
But sadly I am here,
This was the view outside our studio yesterday.
Still pretty snowy here in northern Michigan,
and there is not a lot I can do about it.
Except create art that reminds me of warmer days.
In My last post which was oh so long ago... ( I have been sick in bed with acute bronchitis for two weeks for the second time this winter!!!!)
I said I would be tackling a mirror sculpture and so I have.
I am very pleased with the image and overall scene especially the beach chairs and umbrella.
I was very hesitant to try and sculpt Adirondack style chairs
but I think they turned out pretty good.
( This might make a really cute print or greeting card...hmmm.)
I had some difficulty
with the armature I chose to sculpt on.
Medium density fiberboard also known as (mdf).
As it tends to warp as the pulp shrinks and drys; I was concerned this might happen
so to try and prevent it I sealed the mdf with varnish first,
to repel the water that would leach from the pulp.
I must have missed a spot or two...oops live and learn, oh well it will look cute in my guest room.
Now that I am finally feeling better and have had a couple of days
back to work I have a few other new pieces to share.
Another Bodda Bloom...
in yummy shades of pink, vanilla and brown.
Makes me think of cake and ice cream!
But come to think of it lots of things make me think of cake and ice cream, hee hee.
Our signature Cocoa Cottage in Buttercup yellow,
mounted to a scalloped wood plaque that is painted in fun colors, so sweet.
And some spring Birdie Sugar Cookie ornaments just in time for Easter.
All this fun springy stuff will be headed to our Etsy shop in a couple of days,
I will keep you posted.
I hope it's getting springy in your world!