I haven’t wasted any time getting back into the studio after our trip to the West coast. I’ve finished one piece for a gallery at the Philadelphia show the first weekend in May. And now I am currently working on another one. More on that in a bit.
I’ve sorted through loads of photos on my camera from the last few days and have chosen a few to give a glimpse into what I’ve been up to lately.
First up, we actually had a couple of days of really gorgeous weather and so we made the most of it. The first break I took from my studio work we walked over to the coffee shop and took a couple of buddies.
When we settled back down to life here in Raleigh after the jetlag had dissipated, one of my goals was to make a pair of wings. I decided to test out a new method for making them which turned out to be quite fun. When I post the finished piece in a couple of weeks, I show you how they turned out.
A few new bears have made an appearance - these two seemed to be saying “Hi! How are ya?! Haven’t seen you in a while!”
The next photos are the first stages of my current project. This is the first time I’ve made a surface like this to work on, but it was fun to do.
I started with a piece of foam core cut to the size and shape I wanted to use.
Then I cut some chip board strips to cover the edges.
I followed that up by cutting a chipboard piece for the top.
Here it is all glued and ready for the next stage.
As it goes in my studio sometimes, I started this piece back in August but other things interrupted my progress. Usually when that happens, it turns out to be beneficial. What I’m doing now is totally different from what I would have done back then which was just a few months ago. I already like it much better.
This photo shows the ‘get-everything-that-I-might-possibly-use-on-the-table’ stage. The funny thing is that I also had a bunch of stuff on my table upstairs too. Of course, there’s no way to use everything, nor would I want to, but I do like options and possibilities. That’s just part of the fun.
Now I’ve got a sunny afternoon and the light is good and the temperature on the porch is pleasant so I better make the most of the opportunity. More to come on this one. Stay tuned!