Thursday, September 11, 2008

Anne of Green Gables

I noticed it had been a while since I posted any sculpture in progress, so here is what's new! It is for a commission to do a doll of Anne of Green Gables, which couldn't be a more perfect job for me because I've read every book by L.M. Montgomery and I'm a redhead, myself. The characters in Montgomery's books encounter alot of adversity in pursuit of thier (usually creative) dreams and I find that the inspiration of that takes on new meaning for me as an adult pursuing an artistic life.
Phase 1
Sculpting

Phase 2

Painting (my favorite)

Freckles are great

In other news, I'm getting ready to show my work at Essex Studios here in Cincinnati. It's going to be on Oct. 3 -4 at their open studio walk. There are so many factors to consider! Lighting, packing my work to travel, hardware for hanging, fabric for tables - the list is enormous. But I'm really looking forward to this first opportunity to show my art and to talk to people about what I do.