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‘We Don’t Kill Easy’

30 Apr

Rash mold-making shortcuts left me with a gooey mess of uncured silicone. In utter despair, I tossed the mold, original stuck firmly inside, out in the yard. After a few rainy nights and warm days, I was going to throw it in the trash when, miraculously, the original popped out. I poured some Rockite into the tatterdemalion mold, and got THIS! With luck, this un-dead mold will now produce 60 or more copies just like this one, which proudly bears the title “SFb001”, destined to go down in Kenny Smillie history as The Sun Face That Didn’t Kill Easy.

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Spray Paint

21 Apr

Some of my concrete castings definitely need color to distract from the marks left by my rookie mistakes in mold-making. I was cogitating about air brushes, air compressors and all that expense & hassle when I found this stuff called spray paint. It comes in a can. You press the button. The color comes out of the can. Let the proceedings begin!

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And Yet, Another Face-Pot

21 Oct

Just couldn’t resist making one last face-pot before calling it a night.

Summer/Spring Globe Face

17 Jul

Totally finished, this new globe face gives me all kinds of ideas for garden art: seasonal groupings. Candle lamps for all seasons, not just Halloween. Why not make groupings of four? Maybe they could tie in with my plant pots. Now I have more than enough ideas to fill every minute of clay time until the art shows next spring. I can hardly wait to get my hands back no the clay.

Portrait Bust

16 Jul

Having fussed and fussed up close over this one, I’ve got that familiar feeling that I’m losing the ability to really see it. Rather than fuss over it more, it’s time to slap a bouffant on that sucker and call it art.

Creepy Face Pot

8 Jul

This is a pot for plants I’m working on. I’m hoping that once I do the eyes, it will be more cute than creepy.

Planters

3 Jul

Since I’m making sphere-faces anyway, why not open up the top, put a little hole in the bottom and use them as plant pots? I can make matching dishes for them later. Who knows, maybe it’ll work. Also, further evidence that I’m extremely easily entertained: I’m quite proud of this new improvised armature post made of stuff from a nearby True Value store.

New Portrait Bust

29 Jun

After some time off for business– such as it is– and house– putting together IKEA furniture– It’s back to the clay. I’m just trying to keep it real and wondering how much longer I can procrastinate trying to learn how to make ears. I haven’t yet decided what genre of head covering to make … faux Renaissance wimpled Biblical, Heian-period Japanese Buddhist, Neoclasscial Greek, Fantasy Princess Leia, classy Audrey Beehive or maybe something Dita Von Teese. … But I digress.

New Sphere

9 Jun

I made a new sphere face, trying to work out how to make a smile. It’s not as easy as I thought. Now I know why I’ve been putting it off for so long. Subtle expressions are the kind of thing that could take a lifetime to learn. Pardon the fuzzy cellphone photos.

Green Man

26 May

My Green Man is basically done, now that I added irises to the eyes. Next, I have to learn how to make a wistful gaze as opposed to this creepy glare.

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