Thursday, January 30, 2014

Goosey Lucy

A blog friend made me laugh recently when she told me she was amused by my recent interent purchases. Rocks, feathers and fly cutting scissors. Thank heavens for Etsy. It was the first place I went to look for white feathers.

I chose silk embroidery floss to cut into flock. It acts completely different to the Alpaca I have used on my cat and dog sculpts. Silk flock tends to clump when it is cut into dust. At first I thought I wouldn't be able to use it. It looked awful!!! Finally I found a way to get it to smooth out. You might not be able to see it in these photos but it has thick luxurious surface. They are a little over 2 inches tall.

What better to have in front of an English cottage then a couple of geese.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Cookie Please

Kilmouski is always in his high chair right next to me while I'm working. Which is a huge wood tray affixed to a tall kitchen stool. The tray has a thick cushion with a baby blanket over it.

Long ago...I taught him to shake hands and sit up by grabbing his right paw then giving him a treat. I had no idea when I did that I gave him a voice. Now when he wants one he puts up a paw. If I ignore him he sits up like a rabbit. That is my breaking point. When he does that, I have to stop working and give him a "cookie". 

Asleep at last. I am getting close to finishing two pieces I have been sculpting. I will post some photos in the next few days.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Meissen Reproductions by Olszewski

I had forgotten how wonderful and detailed the old Goebel Olszewski pieces are. I bought both of these on eBay last week. "The Poultry Seller" was in mint condition still in the plastic bag. The Parrot was described as being in excellent condition and still in its original box. I was very lucky in both of these auctions. Buying each of them for less then the original price was in the late 1980's and early 1990's.

They were sculpted out of jewelers casting wax and cast in bronze. Then they were painted once the castings were cleaned up. The detail is just wonderful. Far better then my photography skills can demonstrate. 
If you are interested, have a look in eBay. there are quite a few in there now up for sale and auction. Be sure you are buying a dollhouse miniature. Some of the pieces he did are not.