Sculpture – wood and paper

Small Object Making class: start at the beginning:

I had a pretty productive day working on my Tafe homework. I’m having a hard time knowing when to stop and how much material experimenting is sufficient. I still have to finish two projects and have only three weeks to go. Wow, that flew by fast! I’m expecting a rose in my garden to be ready for picking in the next two days so I can get to work and sew my final rose petal bowl. I also need to buy some wet and dry sandpaper so I can work some glass at home and get my second project moving along. In the meantime I’m trying to get my journal finished. Today I made my last wooden work for my journal, another chop – I just can’t resist them!

Here’s the design, a bare tree with a crescent moon.

Another lesson learned – it’s most inconvenient if you make your chop larger than your tin of pigment. I had to ink this using my finger, hence the under-inked seals. But I’m very happy with the design, I can see myself making a few more of these!

I also needed to do some experiments with paper, as this was the topic the first week that I missed. I made two little forms, one a flower:

The other a little figure in a robe:

I made these using torn paper and a hot glue gun – these are one of the most useful inventions in the history of DIY. I highly recommend buying one with a cordless feature and a stand if you can, they have a tendency to glue themselves to any surface you lay them down on otherwise.

Lastly, look what I found in my garden – the first ladybug of the season! Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend. Don’t forget the Vegan Festival Sunday!

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