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Christmas Angel Finished

2 Dec

The clay original of my Christmas Angel broke up during the mold-making process. Plenty of time to restore and salvage it later. The trade-off of a really good working mold is very much worth it. I can crank these out by the dozen now. God help us!

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Portland Cement

17 May

After experimenting with different kinds of plaster and cement, I’ve found a fantastic new material: white Portland cement– basically sidewalk. And at $20 for a 94-lb bag of powder, it’s virtually free. Here’s a moon I cast in cement with a little pillow of steel wool mixed in and no sand. I sanded it smooth and used Johnson & Johnson floor wax on it. Voila! Next, I’ll try to see how closely I can imitate the look of real sculpted marble.

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Ogilvie and the Gold of the Raj

7 May

This is one that I tossed off pretty casually while listening to an audiobook and letting my thoughts wander. But now it’s growing on me. I think i’ll try to make more like this one. After careful consideration, I’ve isolated the one factor that must have made this moon face work: “Ogilvie and the Gold of the Raj.”

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More Failed Attempts To Capture the Magic of Marilyn Monroe

23 Mar

I’ll just keep trying until I get it right. Some day I’ll have the hippest sun-moon pair of all, Sun: Marilyn Monroe … Moon: a youngish George Sanders.

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Crescent Moon

22 Mar

Here’s a moon face that I tried to make so that the personality or expression might change depending on light & shadow. Full disclosure, this is in fact yet another failed attempt to capture the magic of Marilyn Monroe.

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