February already???? The time does indeed fly. . .
This month, for my first Friday post, I just wanted to share some of my new work.
I mentioned before that we are taking time out to make truly new pieces, explore new ideas and branch out a bit. It's a bit scary as it has meant NOT focusing on restocking favorites in the shops and allowing sales to dip a bit but I was really starting to feel a tad burned out last year remaking the same things over and over while constantly pushing new ideas further down the "to-do" list.
It's worked like a true charm. Just allowing myself to go in directions I want and not worry so much about what might sell has been SOOOOOO rejuvenating.
I hope you enjoy this first peek into the world of my new work!
Thank you as always for all of your comments and support!
|So I have spoken about making figures many times before. This year it may finally happen.|
Still nameless, but here are a few views of a Faun Figure.
|Each little curl of his leg hair is added and shaped individually. He is just over 4" (10cm) tall.|
|Mica powder adds the weathering to the cape and hat. The staff features a Swarovski crystal teardrop.|
|I have not decided on the price. . . or even if I CAN part with him. And this is why I rarely make figures. lol|
|Towers? Yes, that's not new. . . but I have been inspired to build them on the most enchanted and precarious of|
landscapes. Like this precipice! The whole piece is over 7" tall.
|Of course, as I go "bigger and better", I am continually drawn to making things smaller and smaller for some reason as well! That little flower pot is all of 2" wide!|
|With the exception of custom orders, I've stayed away from making large statues for some reason.|
Changing that this year as well!
|I've talked about the thrill of seeing my skills grow over the years. I NEVER would've attempted such a large,|
intricate cobra with that looping body and scales before this!
|And using accessories like the crystal scarab in Bast's neckpiece |
(I know that it's hard to see!) is also something I wanted to try more of.
|Doing all the new things has rekindled interest in the old as well. Such as my miniature Moai statues!|
|Or this particular mushroom fairy house style! Welcome back!|