The other night I was playing around with the kids. We did more polymer clay sculptures to pass the time. I ended up making this guy, but only painted him tonight. Yes, it is somewhat macabre...in fact, it's actually kind of disturbing if you think about it...oooh but it was fun to make. Enjoy.
I'm still trying to figure out what I'll do with the little guy. I put a few holes around the edges, maybe I'll hammer him onto a wall in the garage, or glue him to the front of the mailbox. That should brighten up our postman.
Tonight I made gnocchi for the first time in our family. My wife and I love it, but my youngest...we'll that's a different story all together. You see, it looked different, it wasn't breaded or deep fried, there was no cheese over the top of it, nor was it covered in chocolate, which meant that it wasn't good. After we coaxed, begged, pleaded, threatened and force fed, he finally realized that he did not only think it was edible, but likable. I did this little sketch after dinner while he was playing in the yard.
Many years ago I got on this kick of making papier mache masks. I remember wishing that I had a kiln so that I could do ceramic stuff, thinking it would be fun. Well, today I found some polymer clay that fires at a low enough temperature that you can do it in your oven. I made a tiny little head, and I'm hooked. I'll definitely be doing more stuff like this.... (my wife is upset that I put horns on the guy so the next one will have to be a guy singing in a choir, or paying tithing or something...)
I took some pictures of the thing in my hand to show how small the little guy really is:
As a tribute to a squirrel so skillfully drawn by Mr. Tommy Kane, I wanted to play around with the idea of taking something fuzzy and cozy and adulterating it a bit. Definitely not in the same caliber as Tommy's stuff, but I enjoyed getting back to the pen and ink and watercolor.
I love to write and draw, hence the creation of leakingmindjuice.blogspot.com and sketchpot.blogspot.com. I write and sketch to fill a void, but if it proves interesting to others then it's good for us both...Enjoy!