Thursday, June 24, 2010
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
So we're pretty much sleep deprived all the time. Apparently this is common for members of modern society, but we do it without coffee.
Anyhow, I've got a bunch of images of things I've made that I've been sitting on for a while, and I hope to carve a few minutes out of each day to start posting them. I'm not working on any active projects now (at least, nothing pipecleaner related) but that will change.
My sister sent me an image of the first time I ever tried selling these pipecleaner creatures- I don't remember the year, but I would guess I was about nine years old. That's going up first.
Monday, April 19, 2010
This last time, I made the largest, and (at least, I think) coolest dragon I've ever made, and in the process figured out a few new tricks that I've never done before. The scales of the dragon are totally new, for instance. I'm pretty happy with how they came out.
I'm also going to finally have time to post the pictures I've taken of my work, and to comment on them- this is over six months of photos. So while my hands are less busy (with pipecleaners, anyhow) this site is likely to get a little busier, for a while.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
While I enjoyed MACE very much, there was a lot to do there, and I was unable to participate, because I was tied to the dealer's hall. This time my work will be on display on my behalf, alongside the work of other fantasy and science fiction artists, which will allow me to enjoy the opportunities of the con a little more fully.
The theme of the con is 'Steampunk,' a genre I've learned to love over the last year through the excellent ongoing story of Girl Genius, and my failed attempts to master Steamband (a steampunk themed variant of Angband, which, laying aside the complexities of the family tree, is a member of the family of roguelike games).
Once I finish my current projects- a sculpture of Great A'Tuin, the largest dragon I've ever made, and a few other things, I'll be free to consider a new sculpture with the steampunk theme. We'll see what happens, but for the moment, I am excited to attend- maybe get to a writer's workshop, definitely try out a few new games. And hopefully find people interested in my work.
Saturday, December 19, 2009
So whether you are a scientist, gamer, or whatever, dragons are just plain cool. Good thing they were always my favorite thing to make. Heheh.
One side effect of this, though, is that I wind up making an awful lot of the same thing. None are identical, each one a little different from the last, and I'd like to believe I refine the technique each time, but it's a strange line to walk. Sometimes I am an artist, making original sculptures. And sometimes I am a toymaker, asked to make the same popular toy over and over. Which is fine, as long as it remains fun for me to make them, and I seriously doubt dragons will stop being fun anytime soon. (Sports team mascots may be a different story though- I just finished making three of the same mascot in a row, and I'm fine with stopping that one for a bit.)
I've tried to catch a picture of each creature I make, but many got away from me unphotographed. However, I've still got a fair number of photos, which I'll be posting over the next while, along with my thoughts about the experience each entailed.