went to NC for the weekend, Laurel Skye's workshop

nicethymeMay 6, 2013

Ciel Gallery in Charlotte was hosting Laurel Skye and at the last moment I thought to just check if there was room... AND THERE WAS! AND the day before I was going down I received word that my House on the Hill had sold too - hence that paid most of this workshop.

I'm still planning something for the top of this so its a WIP right now

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silvamae

Wow, I'll bet that was rewarding! That is so cool!

    Bookmark   May 6, 2013 at 5:45PM
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nicethyme

some new techniques for sure - color me surprised that I'm OK with being groutless

    Bookmark   May 6, 2013 at 6:22PM
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nicethyme

yesterday I glued a little bit of shim to the back of the frame and then I added a half a polystyrene ball, carved it a bit and stuck in wires for the ears, trunk and tusks. then I coated it in Apoxie sculpt to make this

During the workshop, Laurel has one selection of items to purchase additionally and sells Indian trim by the inch. I bought some for my frame, I only needed 2 inches but for some reason I bought 2 more. And that is now on the elephant's head.

I'm going to do some paint on it to move it into a browner tone.

    Bookmark   May 7, 2013 at 9:06AM
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silvamae

That is stunning! I must have some of that Apoxie sculpt. I am flabbergasted. I first thought that elephant was a porcelain head you found somewhere.

    Bookmark   May 7, 2013 at 9:15AM
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texaswild

Blown away by both projects, and especially your sculpting talent. WOWOWOWOWOWOWO!!

    Bookmark   May 7, 2013 at 9:17AM
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nicethyme

LOL I have to say, I'm pretty proud of my elephant!

I did a bit of paint on him so this is done

This post was edited by nicethyme on Fri, May 10, 13 at 18:17

    Bookmark   May 7, 2013 at 5:24PM
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silvamae

That is truly one-of-a-kind. Wow. Wow. Wow.

    Bookmark   May 7, 2013 at 11:08PM
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barbfrizzell1955

Girl you just keep amazing me with the stuff that you come up with!

    Bookmark   May 7, 2013 at 11:15PM
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texaswild

Again - can't believe one little girl can have so many talents. I'd like to see you work w/clay and a kiln. Have you thought about it? Your sculpting ability is something out of this world.

    Bookmark   May 8, 2013 at 8:34AM
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ohtobedone

I'm in awe!! Love your pictures!

    Bookmark   May 9, 2013 at 9:53AM
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nicethyme

Slow, at various times I have taken classes working in clay and inevitable I just end up with a bunch of knickknacks that collect dust

    Bookmark   May 10, 2013 at 6:19PM
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nanatricia

Love it!!

    Bookmark   May 10, 2013 at 9:34PM
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