Sunday, December 28, 2008

Carousel horse anyone?

I sculpted this little guy eons ago, long before my hobby involvement. Back then my 'thing' was carousel horses. I love the creativity, spirit, and all the fun colors He's been sitting in my closet, never cast, after I lost interest in carousel horses. It's a shame to never cast him, since I had already put a ton of time into him. Obviously he isn't as anatomy oriented as the Model Horse Hobby requires, but I think he's fun as an art piece. I would refine him more, of course, but he would mostly be a 'fun' horse, not meant to be shown as a model. He's classic scale (pretty close)What do you all think? Would anyone want a copy if I did a small resin run?

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Time flys

Whoops, where did the time go? Seems like eons since my last blog post.

Since the last post "Miss America" was officially released, we went to Southest Utah for some end of the season riding, filled our freezer with venison, cut, split, and stacked a lot of firewood, got into the daily habit of feeding the woodstove, and gracefully slid from fall into winter. Oh, yeah, I also finished "Doodlebug" (shown here pre-finished as of a few weeks ago):

Right now he's encased in a block of curing rubber, which will be cut open, the clay removed and resin poured into. I will take that casting and work it further than I could the clay, sanding all the roughness out of it and adding veins, refining details, and making any last minute changes. That puts the release of Doodlebug right after Christmas, barring unforeseen cicumstances and distractions, of course :)

We have about an inch of snow, with more coming. This area generally doesn't get substantial snow until after the first of the year, when we get smoothered in the stuff. Fingers crossed it isn't as bad as last seasons 4 1/2 feet.