Thursday, November 22, 2007
Upon recalling the assignments of that day, I actually made a realistic connection of the work to some pragmatic situations. Tomorrow I will be presenting a workshop to art teachers at the provincial Special Area Group Conferences. When I did this last year, I had prepared such a lengthy and detailed presentation, I realized that this year I will have to limit my projections due to a number of uncontrolled factors..time, lunch arrangements, etc. So, it will be a rather basic presentation of some fundamental techniques in polymer clay, making some rudimentary canes and utilizing those in some derivatives like the light switch cover and other items that we'll be working on.
Today I am up to here loading boxes with pasta machines, tools, clay that I've divided into twenty bags, handouts etc., and will be happy when this is done. I am looking forward to the atelier and am excited to present but ....gak...the preparation is a LOT of work. Sort of like teaching, lol.
So if any teachers in my province are reading this, I hope you have a wonderful day tomorrow and best wishes for an enlightening conference, no matter what event you will be attending.
Saturday, November 17, 2007
J'ai nommé cette boite "Le Coffret Secret" parce que c'est possible à ouvrir. À l'interieure on peut mettre une petite chose, comme un clef, une photographie, ou quelque chose du choix. C'est fait de la pâte polymère en noir, or, et rouge foncé avec des détails uniques. C'est 7 centimetres par 5 cm. approximativement, et on peut suspendre sur le mur pour garder des scents, ou porter comme un bijou.
SVP, excusez le niveau de mon français, lol.
À la prochaine...
Friday, November 16, 2007
But at least I had time to finish her attire. And get the finishing touches of Mr. Beadman done, as well as a couple of coffrets.
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Her fan is a piece of excellent Japanese paper that I have been saving for eons...don't go there in that closet! It attaches to her left hand little bracelet by a wire and I needed to take it off while I was doing her "makeup". Sadly, she doesn't appear that well made up, but she is a Geisha in disguise, so can't do much about the normal features. And I have her hair sticks ready to put in, but they angle obliquely and those did not rest well on the background fabric.
Photography isn't going well as the battery in the Camedia D-40 has died (again!) and I had to plug the sucker in to take this shot. Hopefully the battery will be replaced later today, and/or we'll find out if it's the rechargeable type.
Her sisters are still in limbo, not quite ready for publication. And the name Yum Yum is only temporary. She might still be Peep-Bo or Pitti-Sing, depending on which of the finished three little maids turns out to be most "bridely" oriented.
Monday, November 12, 2007
But these Geishas are very modest, and won't reveal their kimonos until every bit of detail is done.
Yum is desperately searching for her netsuke, and Pitti is determined to find her zori, and Peep needs to get her fan back from the repair shop...there was an electrical black out during last performance and hers wasn't working. Talk about sweating in that big wig!
I haven't decided who's who yet, but time will tell..."Three little maids from school are we, filled to the brim with girlish glee..."