Monday, June 23, 2014

Sunday best

It's always a delight to see the smile of a happy client. Liz purchased my "Jack", who was renamed "Danny" after Daniel in the Bible. Liz Van Dyke & Danny will be telling Bible stories to children at their church. There's even a stuffed lion for Danny to hold as he and Liz tell the story of "Daniel in The Lion's Den".

Liz also mentioned Danny will accompany her to the local children's clothing store when she buys him additional outfits. That should cause quite a stir. But he'll need to look his Sunday best!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

New Cheeky

My original 2T cheeky mold has been retired. So rather than have another mold made for the original sculpture, I decided to sculpt a new 2T cheeky character. I'm far from finished, but the personality is beginning to emerge from the PaperClay.

The process is to sculpt, then sand. Then adjust and sculpt some more. Then sand some more.

In the past, I've opted to sculpt a separate jaw right from the start, and leave the jaw off of the head sculpture. This time I'm sculpting the entire head. Then I'll have the mold made, then a casting generated from the mold. I'll cut the jaw out of the first head casting, then use the jaw's cut-away chin to build a complete jaw. After that, I'll have a mold made for the completed jaw piece. And the casting from that separate jaw piece will be used to build the first figure.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Point and shoot

Just back from a trip to Northern California for a family visit.

The threads stripped on my Nikon point-and-shoot digital camera so I could no longer attach it to a tripod. My Canon FS-10 video camera's battery pack died, too. I took advantage of both minor annoyances to purchase a Samsung MV800, a point-and-shoot digital camera that also shoots excellent HD video...all in one.

Now that I'm back, I shot photos and video of my Mortimer Snerd conversion figure and put him up for sale on Ebay. Hope someone gives the little guy a home soon.