We All Start Somewhere.

I was going back through pictures of my old work today and came across a picture of the first head I sculpted about ten years ago. I didn't know much about sculpting at that point, but I was eager. I kept the head (which is about 3/4 of an inch tall) because I wanted to remember it. I am glad it's small because it's so awful looking to me now :].

Circa 1998: It's a beautiful young woman.... do you see it?

2008--one of the newest heads I've sculpted.
It's amazing to look back and see how far you can go when you really want something. I am always excited to see new sculptors. Who knows where they will be in 1 year or 5 if they keep at it? It's wonderful to see work evolve and transform.

Puddle Jumping!

It's mid summer now in Washington, I am am starting to miss the rain that falls 70 percent of the year here. I found my Puddle Jumping Bracelet in a drawer and realized it has never had a photo shoot. I made this about two years ago. I sculpted the drops and the doll-sized boots from Polymer Clay. My mom, an excellent beader, performed the actual construction of the bracelet, making sure each drop was secure. The bracelet has a hefty weight, so the construction had to be strong. I didn't trust myself with that task.