Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Quotes to ponder

If you have been following this blog at all you know I love to read and love quotes.  Recently I read John Maxwell's Talent Is Never Enough. "Key choices you make, along with talent you have will set you apart from those who have talent only.  Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice, it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved."

"Intelligence, imagination and knowledge are essential resources but only effectiveness converts them into results."

"Your potential is a picture of what you can become, believe and you can see and reach it. Only with belief in oneself will anyone ever reach their potential.  There are two types of people in this world; those who want to get things done and those who don't want to make mistakes. Which are you?"

Stephen King, "Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.

"Talent Plus...

Belief lifts your talent
Passion energizes your talent
Initiative activates your talent
focus directs your talent
preparation positions your talent
practice sharpens your talent
perseverance sustains your talent
courage tests your talent
teachability expands your talent
character protects your talent
relationships influence your talent
responsibility strengthens your talent
teamwork multiplies your talent"


Thursday, August 18, 2011

ArtFest 2011

These young ladies came to create, enjoyed them and they liked my new edition of the young colt.
Louisville, Colorado had an ArtFest downtown on September 3rd and I along with others did demo's and other fun activities. There were lots of mediums represented and people seemed to enjoy the hands on activities.

Monday, August 15, 2011


I hate to admit I am fascinated with buffalo, their beauty as well as their power.

I am also a texture loving sculptor so the buffalo is one of my favorite animals to depict because of their woolly hair.

This bull was done much the same way the other large laying down buffalo (Keeper of the Sacred Spirit) was, with the blue contractors foam and on a pipe armature set into a large board (remember it has to support the weight later of the mold) with a flange.

Remember how I said previously that I really enjoy heating my Chavant and creating hair with anything handy by swiping the warm clay. This is the very case in point, I used an old scratchy washcloth to create the curls and projections that give this guy his character.

This is also a good example of how to utilize your mirrors in the corner (remember I said that my studio had a corner where two mirrors were placed where with my pedestal placed just so I can view the piece in several directions at once. It is critical to get an animals eyes evenly distributed on either side and balance the piece of sculpture.