New area – new snaps

Hi there,

took some pics in the area where I live now, the first short trips by foot & bike were lovely. I especially like the converted buildings of the old convent, the old mill and the idyllic surroundings. They really did a great job by filling the buildings with an interesting gallery and shop, a restaurant, a venue for meetings & conventions, rooms for an adult school and some holiday flats and of course a little museum. The river which runs there is so pretty and all this lush green is so calming. As a real country girl, I feel very comfortable here and enjoy the outdoors, and sure don´t get tired (yet) of taking pictures of trees, rivers, meadows, cows, horses, more trees & rivers, old charming buildings and even more trees.

Just a few miles along the river, there´s an impressive sculpture-park by a local artist who´s been around here since the 70´s, named Wolf E. Schulz – he sure has a great body of work. And it´s an inspiration. He uses different kinds of wood and combines it with metal, I find his creatures really wonderful.

 

 

 

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One done: Mixed media work “color puzzle” finished

G´day to you, dear readers!

So this piece is finally finished. I had to restrain myself because one could actually go on and on and on, adding one more colorful scrap of paper and another one as the process is quite hypnotic and really fun.

But it is enough now, and I am content with the result…

…and so is my beloved dog Miles Mulligan III 😉

Have a nice week with lots of sunshine.

Work-in-progress: Scottish Face

Here´s a glimpse of a work-in-progress, “Dougal” ready to go hunting stag…well, not ready yet but in a while. I´m using the softer SuperSculpey lately and mix it occasionally with the firmer grey stuff, gives you a nice Zombie-colour but a good consistency for the tiny tiny detailled parts

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Picture in the background copyright by Starz.

Tiny desk for a nerdy faun and a glimpse into an artist´s studio….

Hiya, how are you, dear readers?
Here is the covenient writer´s desk of George, the “nerdy” one of the two brothers who founded Faunia.

It has a hinged lid – and I surely would not mind to have such a practical and nice piece of furniture in my studio as well;-)

By the way –  it´s the first furniture-prop I made from wood,  and the tiny book is another “first time try” – I had a great time making those two pieces 😉

 

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And this is my “working” space where all my ideas come to life.
Dull, eh ? 😉
Right there in the middle on my desk you can see a greyish blob – that´s a new piece of work-in-progress of my ongoing “Scottish Sculpture Series” –  a grim Scotsman (Dougal McKenzie of the fantastic Outlander-World) with his brave deerhound (any idea for a really nice Scottish dog name?? Hamish? Graeme?). Do I have any Scottish followers with some inspiration in that regard???
That piece of work will be named “Hunting Stag”. And yes – of course I will return to Faunia, but my heart&mind are still stuck in Scotland and enjoy my “holidays” there tremendously.

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Handsome Scotsman with Dog – starting a Scot Sculpture Series

Hello there,

yes this corner has been quiet lately, but I was and am more than busy wth several jobrelated activities…still, I insist on finding time to do what matters very very much to me: sculpting. Although I finished the writing desk for handsome George of Faunia, there are still some minor works to be done there  – so it will be some time before will show it off here.

Meanwhile, I got carried away to Scotland, not literally but still thoroughly. “Outlander” hooked me. Those of you who might know the books by Diana Gabaldon and have watched the series know what I am talking about – all others: if you like stunning landscapes, great acting, fantastic costumes and a compelling love story , with “Outlander” you are at the right place. Anyway, herewith I start a “Scot Sculpture Series” by sculpting various characters from the story, starting with Jamie Fraser (portrayed by wonderful Sam Heughan – the role of his life, I would say) – my first human made in SuperSculpey , mind! Next one will be Dougal McKenzie (portrayed by wonderful Graham McTavish – I think he was made for this role!). But of course there will be more creatures of Faunia, by and by, it´s a never ending story 😉

So. Here we have the handsome scotsman with dog aka “Jamie with Lucais”. The sculpture is tiny, about 19 cm high which was very challenging for me as my macquettes are usually bigger…but I am really happy and content with the result –  and just love his costume, especially his waistcoat with the binding on the back. The Tartan gave me a headache and I had to leave out some details because it was just getting too time consuming…but it was absolutely wonderful to sculpt it. And yes, there just had to be a dog included in my”sculptural setting”, you know me…and Dougal McKenzie will definetly be accompanied by one of the impressive wolfhounds of Castle Leoch, to be sure.

To be continued… 😉

Oh by the way. I am on Facebook now, maybe you´d like to drop by some time there and connect.

Have a great week.

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Tiny tools for a crafty faun

Hi there,
what would Mac,the crafty one of the two faunian brothers be without his tools – as he usually spends his day building or repairing things.
In addition,  I made him an utility-belt to keep his hammer, knife and such handy. I find it quite nice and practical…wouldn´t mind to have such a thing myself 😉
My next endeavor will be a nice elegant wooden desk for George to write on, and some other little accessoires for both of them.

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George & Mac – the handsome backbone of Faunia

Yay! Here they are: George and Mac, Faunia´s founders.

It took me quite some time to finish them and get the details right. Now I am especially content with how their skin texture turned out, all healthy & sunkissed, and with a nice “hands-on” air about them ready to roll up their (not yet added) sleeves to do all they can for Faunia´s prospering community. They also look as they are quite able to tackle the demanding task of looking after the two teenagers Elka and Francis , eh? 😉

Concerning the story of Faunia, I am happy to tell you that it evolves more and more. Recently I attended a fantasy-writer´s work-shop and will keep on working on the story, sculpting more of it´s characters in clay / SuperSculpey along the way.

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