Tuesday, January 31, 2012

collage of capybaras

They are here! Although, I can't decide on a name for this family of capybaras. Suggestions are welcome and appreciated! (The only requirement is that the surname start with "C". )


Capybaras are the largest rodents in the world. They are well adapted to swimming and can stay underwater for up to five minutes. These furry, whiskered creatures can also sleep in the water with all but their noses submerged — they even have webbed feet!

I love them.

(To view the study, sculpture, drawing, and vector graphic for this portrait, please view a previous post.)

Thursday, January 26, 2012

new jewelry display etc.

I thought, "oh, I'll just make a new display real quick." A couple of obsessive weeks later, I finally finished! I used recycled cardboard boxes, found eucalyptus branches, and target bags (the white flowers) to make this 18" wide box-tree thingy. :)

I've also been working on some new wooden earrings, which are hand cut, sanded, oiled, and assembled.

The different types of wood you see here are
Purpleheart, Paduak, Zebrawood, Wenge, and Yellowheart

Yellowheart wood with Bamboo beads

A few more of my favorite new items for sale at Make Good:

matte blue ceramic studs (hand-formed and glazed)

hand-made ceramic pomegranate pendant on an adjustable chain

ceramic artichoke pendant on an extra long chain

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

capybaras people!

Do you realize how awesome they are? Here's my progress on their portrait so far...

step 5: vector graphic (next up, the fabric collage)

step 4: drawing of the sculptures

step 3: photographs of finished sculptures

step 2: sculptures (unfired)

step 1: capybara study