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Feb 02

Smiling Face Ball

I got a new photography setup, so I thought I’d photograph some old pieces I had lying around in my studio.  This piece is one of my favorites, because it’s comfortable to hold and has a nice weight to it, plus the face cheers me up. This is a high fired stoneware ball, b-mix with …

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Jan 24

Greenman Barette

This is a present I made for Jane, whose birthday is tomorrow.  My camera isn’t here right now, so I had to photograph it using the scanner instead.  It would have scanned better if I had done it before gluing on the barette backing, but I think the detail came out well enough.  This piece …

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Jan 15

Altered Book Cover Part Two

After the leather dried, I painted it with acrylic paint.  They do sell dyes for leather, but the guy at Tandy, who was perfectly willing to sell me hundreds of dollars of crap I don’t need, said that acrylic would work just fine. I first painted the sun red, then painted over it with gold …

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Jan 14

Altered Book Cover Part One

Here’s the cover I’m doing for my altered book.  I used a piece of vegetable cured leather, 4-5oz.  I wanted to have the look of cord-bound book, so I wrapped plastic over the book (to protect it from water) then wound it with twine.  I got the leather wet and stretched it over the twine to …

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Jan 13

Altered Book

Altered Book 7 Altered Book 6 Altered Book 5 Altered book 4Altered book 2 Altered book 1I started a round-robin altered book project with three other artists.  Each of us chose a book and altered it in some way.  I chose to alter the structure, and cut windows through the pages. I used paste and scraps of paper …

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