Monday, February 13, 2012

Domestic animal sculpture depicting an industry

I have been blessed with the pleasure of having several commissions for the beef industry which has put food on my table for years and I admire ranchers and farmers tremendously.
USDA Prime
This depicts a finished steer and the pride of an industry and the work put into a steer over a period of 120 days or more.
Sheep Industry

This is a desktop of an industry that I see a lot of in Colorado and was honored as well to do some work for these nice people.


This piece was created for a feedlot and depicts two steers looking through the pipe fencing and is perfect for a desktop depicting your office decor and an opportunity to show a customer that you are committed to reflecting your lifestyle even in your office.

All of these pieces as well as others were done on location and viewing the animals up close.

I always challenge any industry to welcome an artist to do a piece either for entry or office to depict the very industry they represent.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Another great powerful read!

Just finished The Power of Who by Bob Beaudine and as always I relate it to the art field regardless of what I am reading. If you have been following me you have read how much my art friends mean to me and how they support me...they are a few of my Who. Ok now I admit I am beginning to sound like a Dr. Seuss book.

"A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words." author unknown

Everyone has a group of people that they turn to for advice, encouragement and support in their lives and this book clearly gives them credit to the development of your creativity. Loved this book!

"A who friend will call a halt to fearful thinking. When you are in fear of losing yourself call a who, a who friend will redirect you to the light when on a dark path. A who friend knows your true identity and won't let you forget."

"When you move forward and find a closed door just remember that door was not meant for you so look for another one opening to lead you forward. Don't take life as it comes."

"A who will confidently listen, care and help strategies with you."

"Take care to get what you like or you will be forced to like what you get". George Bernard Shaw

"If you want to have something you've never had before  you've got to be willing to do something that you've never done before". author unknown

Quite often I begin an art day dragging and really not into my work (other things digging into my brain and ruining my focus) but I have also learned that if I stick with it and go at it from all different directions then I find in a few hours that I am working and pleased with my progress. Then it is hard pressed to get me to come up for air or food and water. Pure Joy!

When I am down, not because of burn out or boredom but just because the price of copper is rising and I can't quite get a handle on the kind of wire to use on tiny antlers without having to do a lot of wax re-work or the marketing end of art is driving me nuts....I turn to my "Who"....hopefully you do also. This post is dedicated to my very special "who" and I feel in the description above they will recognize themselves.