The Day After Valentine’s Day…
(this is a reprint of an entry from my wordpress.com blog dated February 15th, 2012)
I have had an incredible week . Dropped off Relax! and Itchy! at Deb Bakel’s so they can get their patinas and picked up the 4 Looks! she had completed.
Aren’t they beautiful? – Here is all 5 together and they love their new patinas – as do I. It is hard to see from my poorly done photo here, but they have browns and blues and greens with white veining underneath…about 7 layers of color done with heat and mineral and paint. Their feet are left plain unfinished bronze as are parts of their manes and tails. These came out so wonderfully. I am so excited to see how Relax! and Itchy! look in their new patinas…I get to see them tomorrow morning!
Watch! is in wax chasing in Loveland – in the more than capable hands of an independent business owner/artisan named Kathy Page. She and her husband, Bob, own Page, Inc. in Loveland. Bob is a metal chaser. (Why are these people running after wax and metal?- you may wonder). Meeting them last Friday was great fun.
I have made the decision to wait on finishing the last sculpture in the series of seven, called “Wait!” Since the original is about 3 feet high it will be more expensive to cast. As I am in the B.S. state of sculpting and reproducing the sculptures (B.S. = Before Sales) I want to keep “Wait!” on the back burner. Little did I know how appropriate his name would be.
A couple of nights ago I imagined a beautiful girl horse walking around the edge of the big oval jetted tub in our bathroom – perhaps the way she might circle a watering hole before wading in and taking a drink. She is very dainty and has the sweetest face.
I made a “sketch” wire armature for her yesterday (about 24″ tall) and will have her complete the series of seven instead of “Wait!” I don’t know what her name will be yet and may ask everyone for help with her naming in an upcoming newsletter in a month or so.
Hope this next week is good to everyone.