Monday, 27 February 2012

Out of the mould...

Things out of the mould at last. These are 10x10cm square blocks - about 2cm deep. Wishing now I had made the mould deeper - will have to make another one. And I need a 16x16 mould too for welding some of the larger squares and text frames together.

... shift as the sky
across the sea
reflecting in the
changing sea
all greys
all colours...

Monday, 20 February 2012

In the mould...

together forever after 6 years of wandering

Using some of the new moulds today. Once I start pouring the stuff I can't stop - just one more... So lots of new things are happening. So good to be able to spend the day working without so many layers on I can hardly move.
Think I'll do a bit of studio repair tomorrow. I have holes in the floor to fill and dirty walls to paint.

The painting thing needs thinking about. I need to make a leap and work bigger. Time to look back over my painting sketches and decide what it is I am trying to do and where I want to go with it. Ordered a table top easel for my inside work place and now its getting warmer plan to paint in the garage at my big easel - something to do when I have to wait for resins to go off. It is frustratingly slow sometimes and sometimes I don't wait long enough.

in the mould

Now this is a secret. My daughter is 13 soon. She had the idea last year of making a mould of a bath duck so we could make resin ducks. She suggested we make lots of them filled with weird and wonderful things then  give them to people as presents or sell them. Well I never got round to it of course - until I had a bit of spare silicone the other day. It was just enough to do a duck so I quickly made it ready. Yesterday I poured the first duck. Surprise present on her birthday. Maybe I'll do lots.

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Had the sun pouring in through the garage door today as I was preparing some new moulds.

Finished a couple of things that I've been working on for ages. So now I can get on with the new pieces and work towards the Open Studios in June.

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Small things...


Been really busy with Cornwall Wildlife Trust and illustration work over the last month. Very little time to work.
But I'm on holiday for a week now - time to get going again. Its very cold in my garage but ignoring frozen feet I went out this morning and finished something. 

Working on some resin pieces without frames and looking at ways to mount them on the wall so the light gets behind them.

Small things...