Saturday, April 23, 2011

Anister is Born!

Baby Anister has arrived!  He's been a labor of love for several weeks now, and he's finally spread his wings.  I was able to capture a few photos while he slept.  It's not often that I venture out of my Santa sculpting comfort zone, but once in awhile a fairy begins to buzz around in my noggin, and I've just got to get it out!  Anister is a rare Dragonfly (Anisoptera) Fairy.  I took these just before his wings unfolded-




And these were snapped just after his wings began to flutter-

Friday, April 22, 2011

Off to the Oven Again- Cooking Fairies is Hard Work!

Off to the oven we go, hi-ho-hi-ho...skip, skip... hi-ho-hi-ho...it's a good thing the cat doesn't judge me...or at least he keeps quiet about it. For those of you checking back to see how Skeletor's Child is coming, she's resembling more of a fairy in the latest photo.  Still work to be done, but better than a few hours ago.

Truly a Good Friday

Some of you that don't know my Savior personally, might not understand how the death of someone so dear to me could possibly be considered a "Good Friday." 
For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive by the Spirit. 1 Peter3:18
 It is through His death and Resurrection, that I am made righteous before God.  He bought me with his blood.  There is nothing I can do to repay the cost, but I am so thankful for the gift.  It truly is a Good Friday!

I've had some quiet time today to work on my little fairy again...the work-in-progress is always a little scary to me -
I'm never sure if I'm going to end up with Skeletor's child...

She may end up as a paperweight!  She's got some flesh now and is cooling down in the oven.  Hmmm, now that sounds a little gruesome, doesn't it??  Anyway, I'm off to sculpt another wee little hand.  I had one sculpted that I'd worked, oh, 30 minutes or so, on, put it to the side, and...
 laid my arm on it...ugghh...
Check back later today to find out if she's survived the day.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Baby Anise Sculpture Update

Well, after mooshing my fairy babe's face around for awhile, I am much happier with her.  She looks a little less like Mr. Magoo, and a little more like a baby.  Off to start the body!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Baby Fairy WIP

Since spring is upon us, and it's already over 95 degrees here in West Texas, I've allowed myself a little sculpting time.  I've been watching the insects make their appearances, seemingly out of nowhere, and this little sleeping babe just might hold the key to their secrets.  She's a long way from finished, but I thought I'd give you a peek into my workspace, so maybe you can stay on me to finish her!