Tuesday, January 6, 2009

A couple of new things...

First off, I want to whine a bit. While eating dinner Sunday, I chomped down on the inside of my mouth. It then, of course, swelled up just enough for me to bite down on the same place twice more. Grr... I took it easy after that and have had to swish with salt water and be extra careful. It is still quite bothersome and not healed yet.

The real reason for today's post is to show what I've been working on. The first is a drawing that came to me while watching a disaster type show on the Discovery channel, called Destroyed In Seconds. It was showing skydivers and such, and storm chasers and tornadoes, so I thought I would combine the two and came up with this.

I know that it is crazy to think that a group of skydivers could drop into a disaster area, during the storm, to try to help...but that's what art is all about. We can make all kinds of things happen!

This next shot is the polymer clay that I worked on yesterday. I did another version, much smaller this time, of a seahorse pendant.

I also started a piece, made from black polymer clay with lots of glitter kneaded in, that I embedded watch parts into and then cured. After the first baking, I covered the watch parts with UTEE (Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel) and put it back in the oven, at the same temperature to melt and to hopefully give a resin or glasslike appearance. I highlighted the edges in copper paint pen, but still haven't decided how I will use it. I'm thinking about a really junky, metal chain with funky things on it, keys, etc. to follow through on that Mad Max/Thunder Dome kind of look, which I think is so cool.

Well, that's all for now. Remember to tell the ones you love, how special they are to you. Take care.


Crafty Gal Linda said...

Sorry to hear about your mouth. Mine is still not feeling right either but more tolerable then yesterday. I LOVE the steampunk pendant. You could attach a bail to it and put it on a dog tag chain. That would be cool. I hope you feel better soon.

Suzie said...

I hate when that happens. I do that a lot when I eat to fast. Yuck

marni said...

I LOVE all of the drawings that you've been posting! The watch part piece is intriguing.

And, yes, I can't stand when I bite myself...totally ruins the experience that is eating...something I enjoy all too much. :D

Fran said...

OUCH! I know that hurt. Done it before and it hurts. Hope your mouth is better soon.

Your drawing is great. I love your drawings. Your clay pieces are great.

Susan said...

Thanks to all that commented, my mouth is much better now and I think I am going to be just fine. I am always so pleased when you like my art, thanks for being so sweet. Take care, Susan