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Monday, February 19, 2018

Shoes for a Zombie Princess

I'm currently working on a Zombie Cinderella for Art Doll Quarterly's Haunted Fairy Tales challenge. After this weekend she has hands and feet!

Her shoes turned out better than expected. Obviously they need to be aged and zombified but now she has her "glass" slippers. The best thing is that she stands on her own in her heels!

Next up... fleshing out her body, painting her hands and feet, adding hair and then costuming. I'll be posting some info on her costume later this week.


Saturday, February 10, 2018

2018 Polymer Clay Challenge Weeks 5 & 6

I am on track with the 2018 Polymer Clay Challenge. I have been trying to take some time for myself so that I don't burn our studying!

Her are my sculpted heads for weeks 5 & 6
Week 5

Week 6

I am very happy with how these turned out. 

I have a special project that I am also working on. Zombie Cinderella :0) Check back soon for the progress pictures.

Friday, February 2, 2018

2018 PC Challenge Week 2 Zombie - Painted

Week 2 - Painted

This guy fought me. He didn't like the bruising, he didn't like the color. He really didn't like anything I did at first, so I wiped it off and started over with more yellow, more purple and some red. He is much happier this way. I need to wipe the paint film out of his eyes and then he gets some hair.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Weeks 3 & 4 of the Polymer Clay Challenge

Here are the heads I sculpted for weeks 3 and 4 of the 2018 Polymer Clay Challenge. 

Week 3

Week 4

My week 3 head needs more chin. I'll be adding that this weekend. Week 4 needs a little more chin and a tiny bit more cheeks. I'll work on that this weekend as well.

Overall I am pleased with them both. I'm planning on adding hair to these two and maybe on the zombies. 

Speaking of zombies, my week 2 zombie head is painted and will be posted tomorrow.

Friday, January 26, 2018

Week 3 of the 2018 Polymer Clay Challenge - Soon!

Just a quick update before I run out the door... again.

I have my week 3 head sculpted, I just need to take some pictures and he will be uploaded!! Just a regular guy this time, not a zombie.

I am almost done week 4 as well. I am home this weekend, sort of, so I will get some pictures loaded.

Week 2 zombie is painted, he'll be posted as well.

See you soon :0)

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Sunny Southern California!

As you may (or may not) know, my man is currently working in sunny So Cal. While he may occasionally miss me, the weather there gives him something to brag about. I got to go see him this past weekend and had such a great time! He took me to some of the interesting places he has found.

Mexican food and margaritas - YUM!

Tide pool full of little crabs and a giant red starfish

The beach... also called dog beach

Bird of Paradise at San Fernando Mission

I had such a great time. So much so that I rarely took any pictures. He took me to Knotts Berry Farm - so much fun, the San Fernando Mission (amazing), a cool local brewery housed in a warehouse and so many more places that I can't believe I only took a dozen or so pictures and only 4 worth sharing. I wore my fitbit and did almost 20,000 steps each day that I was there. Yes, we were busy and it was awesome.

The beach was lovely, almost as lovely as the 85 degree sunny weather. The beach he likes to walk on is called dog beach locally because it is dog friendly. It was fun to walk along the beach and see dozens of dogs happily playing on the beach and in the water, no aggression, no fights, just hanging with their humans. It was wonderful.

The tide pool is on this beach, it is at the base of a large pile of boulders. Each boulder is as tall as I am and the lower ones are covered in mussels. It was pretty awesome to see and that starfish was easily as big as a large dinner plate!

I am ready to go back, especially since it is supposed to snow here by Friday morning.

I'll post more sculpting pics this weekend... right now I am still wishing I was in So Cal!

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

2018 Polymer Clay Challenge Week 2

I know I am a bit late posting this but I was in sunny Southern California with my hubby :0)

Here is my week 2 head. It is sculpted but not yet painted. I'll paint him this weekend along with my week 3 head.

The difference the paint makes is amazing with the zombies.
Exposed brain - Of course

Droopy mouth, scars, one exposed eye

I like him. His eyes look too cool to be gross. They are almost bronze looking, I have no idea how that happened. I will be experimenting with zombie eyes again soon. I am thinking more yellow, less red, and maybe a bit of lime green. I'll keep you posted.