ArtistMum: Sculpting in Wire

Wire is a medium that can be daunting to most sculptors and I have to admit that I am one of them. To sculpt an object from wire, one has to measure and manipulate, wrap and squeeze, and look from all angles.

Here is a short video of my wire process when sculpting a pair of wire shoes!

  
Thoughts??? Would love to hear some comments!

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ArtistMum: A Little R & R

Everyone needs to take a rest once in awhile. It refreshes the spirit and creativity. A few days of this will re-charge any soul………
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Again……I am trying to post photos and they crash before I get to choose them…..sorry. WordPress has to take another look at the glitch.

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ArtistMum: Rag Rug Rage

What do you do with a stash of fabric that you don’t plan on using or is seriously out of date? Think Halloween prints or several versions of holly, snowmen, or snowflakes! Yes! That’s what I had in my fabric stash! And I wanted to downsize a bit…..you know……so you can buy some more???

Well, I got to tearing fabric strips and began crocheting them into a wonderful rag rug! There are many tutorials out there on how to connect your strips and how to crochet them. I used a very large crochet hook, size ‘S’, and my strips were about 2 inch in width. The finished rug came to be about 35″ X 51″, which was a decent size.

Here’s a YouTube link which I thought was good for beginners. 

And I would love to post photos, but I have been having problems with WordPress and the photo selection capability…..it crashes. So I have to wait until it’s fixed!

But in the meantime……attack your fabric stash and go make some rag rugs! They’re fun to make and look wonderful too!

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ArtistMum: Off The Grid!

Yes! I have been ‘off the grid’ for awhile but now that I’m back, I’m having difficulty posting photos with WordPress! I’d love to share so many things but until the glitch is fixed, I have to wait. 

So please be patient……I am writing but saving my posts until I am able to pull up my images without WordPress crashing!

Well……I was able to post one photo, but I couldn’t scroll to choose the ones I really wanted!

Anyway! A little R & R at Bethany Beach in Delaware refreshed my soul! We all need it!

  

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ArtistMum: I’ve Moved Back!

I have moved back to artistmum.wordpress.com. 

It’s been a hectic year with lots of new things happening. That’s why I haven’t written for awhile……however……the writing bug has gotten to me and I will be writing again! I have a few things in the making that I will share.

So please stay tuned and visit!

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ArtistMum: Doll Workshop II- Day 5

Today was a day to continue sewing dresses, nightgowns, sleeping bags and to learn a few simple embroidery stitches for the pillow!

I demonstrated a simple running stitch, french knots, and a ‘lazy daisy’ stitch, which is ideal for flower petals.

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One of my students made a star on her pillow using a running stitch. It came out so pretty!

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And here are the girls busy sewing and embroidering!

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I think they are doing quite well!
Next session we will complete any loose ends and then we get to start our fairy dolls!
And I did promise to show some things I made for a baby shower so I promise to show pictures in a future blog! I made so many things and I’m bursting to share them!

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ArtistMum: Art Club II- Day 4

My art students continued to work with the oil pastels for part of our session. I think these oil pastel pictures will take a few sessions to complete and that’s okay!

I also gave them a lesson on one point perspective so that they understand better that objects change size as they receded into the background of a picture. It can be very mathematical and empowering once the concept is understood. Follow the mathematical formula, and you’ve got a picture that makes sense, with all lines returning to the vanishing point!

Here’s some pictures of the one point perspective lesson.

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