Wednesday, June 29, 2011

WOYWW - Building a Dummy

I'm at the beginning of a pretty big project (well a new pretty big project). 
I'm attending a five week children's book intensive 


On Saturday I pitched a book, in rough thumbnail form to a class of mega-talented artists who are working on their children's books in the intensive too. I had forgotten how nice it is to be in a safe place with talented people. I get that at job-job but it's in a robot direction. Saturday was remarkably refreshing.

I am playing with perspective for this book and thus, tonight my workdesk is this:
And then some of this: 

I didn't have enough of this clay, and it was starting to bake under the lights. Panic! at the Workdesk.
Then, relieved, I remembered. I have this!
It's special clay that doesn't get hard under lights. I have my BFA in film and once upon a time I owned a bulk of this stuff for claymation. Looking for it was so intense, just now.
OK. So, now my workdesk looks like this:
Run on over to Julia's where things are sure to be less, well... impossible to get off your hands :( 

13 comments:

Sue from Oregon said...

Oh you have some fun creatures hanging out on your desk this week!

Helen said...

Wow, great friends you have playing with you today!!

sandra's crafty corner said...

lovely piccies hunni TFS lovin those little folks
hugs sandra - 59

sasa said...

Fabulous - and so great to read how you work...loving those rough sketches too - the rawness is just lovely...
Hope you will call by Friday for the first My Mojo Monthly. Thanks for sharing today.
Sarah at 6.

Tertia said...

How cute are those little figures? Love them.
Happy WOYWWW

Kathleen said...

The book project sounds really interesting, I love your sketch and the critters.
Kathleen x

Elizabeth said...

What a brilliant insight into how you work and the exciting new project you're involved in - so talented. Your wee creatures are cute from all angles. Have a great week. Elizabeth x #83

okienurse said...

Don't you love finding what you need when you need it! Heaven! I am always surprised at what I have in my room that I had thought on several occasions I should get rid of! Your book project sounds interesting. I look forward to seeing the finished item. Vickie #39

jude said...

Good l;uck with the new project and course.Cute wee people on your work desk.Have creative week
hugs judex 88

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Ah Amber an Pam, a knife with people or green Martians (maybe?) hanging off the end - looks interesting and gives one a smile :) thanks for sharing and happy WOYWW! Shaz in oz. x

angelfish said...

Great to see your work in progress. I'm going to show this to my daughter, she will love it:)

Morti said...

ROFL - I hope you've named them! You do realise, of course, that they'll take on a life of their own and we'll want to know where they are each week?

Kezzy said...

Oh wow those little clay creatures, brilliant. Kezzy x