A few little sculptures left for Christmas...

The little bugger spreads cheer...! Tidings of joy and a big o'l froggy grin...!

Wrapped with a festive bow, the little palm-size bronzes make a wonderful holiday gift.  Only 100 of each will ever be cast - which is actually a rather large number in the world of bronzes but since I rarely work small scale I want to be sure there is enough of the solid bronze little sculptures to go around.  I have 2 "Wee Bunnies" one "Frog" and 2 "Little Birds" fresh from the foundry.  Purchase on my website (I will deliver them myself if you life around here).

 

One year ago today...

One year ago today I posted this photo on Facebook. I didn't realize quite what I started when I began the series of palm-size solid bronze critters.  The beginning-of-the-year time for reflection mini-sculpture project has developed into a fun way for more people to have a bit of my spirited and spiritual Montana mountain life in their home. Tying each bow, writing each little note is done with love and a smile while feeling the joy and support from my collectors throughout the year.

Midas

King Midas is known in Greek mythology for his "golden touch."  Last year I was commissioned to paint a skull gold for a small reliquary sculpture and then asked to use gold for the reliquary to hold the golden skull.  Honestly I was a bit frightened of the power of so much gold in a small sculpture.  But of course I commission-to-please so; gold happened. I loved it.  I have more exploring with gold to do but meanwhile here is the latest venture (not a commission):

Love'n the GOLD...!

  

Palm-size bronze for 2015

The first few weeks of the past two years I have created a small collectable sculpture for the year.  The critters are cast in solid bronze - making them heftier than they look in photos but I love the way they feel in the palm of my hand.  First "Wee Bunny" was created, followed by "Little Bird" (you and see them here) Now....for 2015...

Ya gotta start somewhere...

The Calm Before the Storm

mini reliquaries Immediately after I finished carving the new mini-reliquaries I cleaned the studio.  The photo was taken before I left for Texas to visit TD Kelsey last month.  Cleaning and clearing is an important step between stages in a project.  The last weeks have been a fury of creativity – too focused to share.  Starting a whole new series is as engaging as the intimate journey with a new lover.  Precious.  Scary.  Exciting.

Intensely engaging.

I have been sequestered daily with the new work (for many weeks now) and am just beginning to be at a place where I can begin to share…