Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Sneak peeks and such!

Happy sunny and bright Wednesday to all my art and animal loving peeps!

Here are some new WIPs as well as some of the ones i posted before...the chick on the sheep has been a challenge. I have never sculpted an animal on all fours!! They are always stanging upright like humans. Go figure! The piece in front is going to be the party chick train!! I think it will have a patriotic theme and the chicks will be holding mini flags. The frog holding the pumpkin will be on the next SpookyTime Jingles update.





Here is a 6 x 8 gallery wrap canvas painting of my catfish sculpture. A fun project to do while the clay dries....



I just took a break out on our back patio with Missy, one of our feral cat tenants. Well, as you can see, she's not so feral anymore....i can pet her and rub her tummy any time :). I force her to let me pick her up. She squirms and rolls that round body around, but i know she really loves it. Tee hee. Isn't she beautiful?

I made this mosaic table a few years ago at a class at the John Campbell Folk School in Brasstown NC (a fabulous place...check out their site!). We learned how to make ceramic tiles and sculpted pieces out of clay, fired them and then incorporated our handmade pieces into mosaics. I etched one of my favorite quotes into the center piece. "I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good, therefore, that i can do, or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now." One of the cats is usually sitting smack dab in the middle of this table, so I thought i would get a photo in while i had a chance.

10 comments:

Chicken Lips said...

I LOVE the party chick train! Can't wait to see it complete!!!!

Village Gift Shoppe said...

What fun! I love your pics and that table is gorgeous!

Thanks for signing up for my blog giveaway too! =o)

Happy Wednesday!
*Lori

Carolee said...

Love the new pieces! And OMG, you did the Folk School??!! I've been dreaming about that for years now, and absolutely drool over their catalogs. I soooo want to take woodcarving or some sort of fiber class.... or dulcimers, or pottery, or....hehe!

~ Carolee

Pattee said...

All those WIPS look like they are going to turn in to something magical as only you can do...
I've had feral cats before and yes I really think they do love affection, they sometimes just don't want to tell you..

Janell Berryman artist-owner said...

Great pieces! I love seeing this clay in its raw form. I am also loving that sheep and its rider! Your work is wonderful and so full of life!

Jill said...

I absolutely love your table! What a beautiful job you did. And Missy is such a pretty girl ~ love her coloring. Can't wait to see the finished Chick Train! ~ Jill

Melissa the Holiday Queen said...

Looks like the circus is coming to town. Can't wait to see them come to life!

*retro-rudolphs* said...

Hi Carrie, thank you for the kind comments you left.

Cannot wait to see these lovely pieces done!

Love all your work, but especially loved your owl on Etsy - so sad I can't spend any $. :(

Lori

Jenny said...

Boy am I playing catch up. Have not been here in a while. I love the table!! Te kitty is really pretty. I bet they are loving the warmer weather.

GraceBeading said...

After seeing the handsome 'boys' in your post today, I had to come find Missy - she's a beauty.

I love all your art projects, but your cats and their stories really touch me. Thanks so much for sharing them!