I Wonder

I wonder.... That was the theme of the weekend, the thought very special guest, Craig Campbell (ala The Hobbit and Monument Guys)posed to a very enthusiastic and uber talented group of my favorite peoples last weekend. From the same beginning, everyone came away with a spectacular array of diverse sculptures. Monsters and angels, gladiators and superheroes baseball players and even a portrait of Craig were just a few of the works born amongst some spectacular sculls just in time for Halloween. Check out just a few of the photos below, and we can't wait to see you again in June Craig. What do you have in store for us next, I wonder?

Breaking the Pose

Breaking the Pose

Yikes a snake! 

Yikes a snake! 

What're you looking at?! 

What're you looking at?! 

Playing Ball! 

Playing Ball! 

What a beauty, and nice sculpture too! 

What a beauty, and nice sculpture too! 

Happy Halloween! 

Happy Halloween! 

Thank you all for taking a risk and being wonderful!  

Sold!

These are a few of the pieces I sold last week at the Loveland Show— to old friends & new friends! 

Free  She is now where she belongs! 

Free She is now where she belongs! 

My Colorado models back in Colorado where they belong! 

My Colorado models back in Colorado where they belong! 

RiverGod  now lives in Nebraska  

RiverGod now lives in Nebraska  

Sojourner  Still a little piece of her in Boulder

Sojourner Still a little piece of her in Boulder

One set off to Oregon & one to Lincoln Nebraska

One set off to Oregon & one to Lincoln Nebraska

Florence  is in Colorado Springs hoping to become life-sized one day! 

Florence is in Colorado Springs hoping to become life-sized one day! 

Loveland 2015

What a fun and productive show. It was so great to see so many old friends and make new ones.
Yay! I sold some pieces Here are a few shots from the show...

Honore & I — my favorite piece!

Honore & I — my favorite piece!

Student sculpture &drawing show

Thanks one and all for your involvement in the show, the opening was a huge success I couldn't be prouder of all my peeps, the work looks amazing, and congratulations to Carol, Ivonne and Jane for your sales! 

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Awesome raffle thanks to all our sponsors     

Awesome raffle thanks to all our sponsors  

 

Dude, Have a totally rad 2015

I love the new year. For me, it's a fresh start, a new page a clean slate. I've always made major life decisions and changes on and around the new year, it was never intentional, it just played out that way. In December 1987 I graduated art school and moved to summit county Colorado and took up snowboarding (Dude,it was so rad!). Seven years later, I couldn't complete a sentence without the word dude (or rad) so the day after Christmas, I moved to Chicago to get a 'real' job I ended up on the trading floor where I met my future husband(totally rad Dude!)  Our first date was New Year's Eve. 19 years married and were still going strong.  I took my first sculpture class January of 2000(yes, tots rad!).  I could go on but those are some of the best ... So, that's why I love the new year so much. This year, I'm grateful my classes have been filling up so consistantly, with peeps I adore, so I am adding a new session at the Palette and Chisel on Tuesday evenings. The first one, I think I'll call chop shop, each week we will focus in depth on a feature, eyes, ears, mouth,and my favorite the nose, I hope to see you guys there, it will be totally rad dude! 

A New Years Musing

 

Desiderada

"Go placidly amid the noise and the haste,

and remember what peace there may be in silence.

As far as possible, without surrender,

be on good terms with all persons.

Speak your truth quietly and clearly;

and listen to others, even the dull and ignorant;

They too have their story.

Avoid loud and aggressive persons;

they are vexatious to the spirit.

If you compare yourself with others,

you may become vain or bitter,

for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.

Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.

Keep interested in your own career, however humble;

It is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.

Exercise caution in your business affairs,

for the world is full of trickery.

But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;

Many persons strive for high ideals,

and everywhere life is full of heroism.

Be yourself.  Especially do not feign affection.

Neither be cynical about love;

for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment

it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the council of the years,

Gracefully surrendering the things of youth.

Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.

But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.

Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.

Beyond a healthy discipline,

Be gentle with yourself.

You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars;

you have a right to be here,

and whether or not it is clear to you,

no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore, be at peace with God,

Whatever you conceive Him to be.

And whatever your labors and aspirations,

in the noisy confusion of life,

keep peace in your soul.

With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,

it is still a beautiful world.

Be cheerful.

Strive to be happy."

Author Unknown although some maintain that this piece was written by Max Erhmann 

Happy Horse

My friend Katy made this collage using a picture her best friend took of a rescue pony, along side my happy horse which I just finished,  I did not use any reference at all for my horse, he came out of my imagination, I think its serendipitous!

Sculpting without a muse

If you don't have the time to attend a studio or the $$ to hire a model, this may be a helpful reference for you.

www.posespace.com

This site has nude Art Models for Fine Arts, Illustration, Crafts, Drawing, Painting, Sculpting  & for anyone with a serious  interest in the human figure. These large full-color photos of model poses were photographed specifically for artists. Our goal is to contribute to the execution of art of the human figure. To that end, we are dedicated to providing the highest quality figurative art nudes of a variety of female and male models for artists in any media.

 

Do You?

I'm replacing all my cat images with images of my work, because none of y'all love my cats like I do- it's ok, I understand! Here is 'Do you?' A nice open ended title in honor of a favorite niece. They are currently on display at the Jackson Junge Gallery. 

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slug mating

Was my first back to nature moment in Washington.  I will spare you a 3 minute slug mating video narrated by winos, and instead post one of my paintings, by the way we also saw two dragonflies doing it, 2 bears(not doing it) and, a sea lion eating fish guts that fisherman were gutting on a fish cleaning station, designed by  Maya Lin.

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