Hi Sweeties, and happy Friday to you! Do you all remember this little guy?
My poor, broken, patched up mess of a clay bunny? I told you all I would keep you updated on his progress, and I’m happy to report that he is now finished. Truthfully, he is still as much of a hot mess in his final state, as he was in his work-in-progress state. But he’s been a good learning experience for me with a medium I’ve never worked with before. If there’s one thing I’ve learned….it’s that air-dry clay can be really touchy stuff.
I recently got my hands on some antiquing medium and clear-coat varnish, and I’ve been slapping those puppies on everything, like Mr. Bunny here. Also on Mr. Pumpkinhead, who is now also in his finished state.
So just like that, several of my recent worktable works-in-progress are now completed. But of course I’ve got new projects going on the back burner. The girls and I have been playing with fabric again. This time, we made some oh-so grungy and creepy voodoo dolls.
This time around, I’ve made a serious attempt to create a base armature for my piece before beginning the paper mache process. Unlike Miss Rebecca Rabbit who was just a wad of folded up newspaper. I think I’m learning a little bit as I go. :)
I’ve also been working on a very secret surprise for my dear friend Joanne. This month, Joanne turns the big 5-0, and the girls and I are slipping off to the beach this weekend to celebrate. Just for one quick overnight, but I know it’s going to be a ton of fun. To commemorate the event, I’ve been putting together a little craft project for us to work on while we are there..
Grungy, primitive kitty cat dolls….all primed and ready to be dressed up and embellished. Totally inspired by this adorable ladies-night-out project created by Julie Collings from The Adventures of Bluegirl blog. The girls know I’ve put together a craft project, but they have no idea what. Cannot wait to see how these turn out. Of course if there’s alcohol involved…there’s no knowing what we might end up with! ;)
I’ll keep you all posted!