Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Hair

Have a few minutes this morning while it is raining (again) to do the hair on this piece.





 Thanks for looking, have a great day!
Mark

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

New sculpture painted.

Got the chance to paint him this morning. Here he is:



Thanks for taking a look. Have a great day!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Sculpture from Class

Hi there,
 As promised, I have been away for awhile. We held our September class with a wonderful group of artists who were not only a joy to have with us but also very talented.
Dracula rehearsals have begun. I am training the new tech crew and assisting with the directing so my spare time is at a premium.
In addition, we had a bit of an accident here which has required me to do more household duties than normal. Five class members kept me on my toes so I was not able to finish a figure in the class but I have done some work since then in my spare time.
Here is the newest piece which is ready to bake;







Thanks for looking, have a great day!
Mark

Friday, September 9, 2011

TWEEDLES DONE!

Hi all, a quick note to show the newest members of the Wonderland family.
The Tweedle Brothers:
Have a great day!
Mark







Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Scarecrow of OZ

Just finished a new piece. Part of the Wicked set. Working on the Tweedle twin with the walrus as well. Thanks for looking,
Have a great day!
Mark








Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Heads UP!

Wanted to take a moment to give you a heads up about the near future on this blog.
I will be backing off from the writing for a bit. This is due to a number of factors as follows:
CLASS
 Next week is a class week for us here so lots of prep to be done to get ready for the class, then a
week of sculpting class, then crashing after the class. I will attempt to take pictures during the class and post as we go.
DOLL MAKING
Lots of orders for sculpture to get filled so I will be posting as they are getting finished but not a lot of the process.
GIVE AWAY
Looking into the "how" of giving away a few dolls. Perhaps a raffle? We are connected to a few local non-profits who have experienced funding cuts from the government as well as lower donations due to the economy. I was thinking of offering a doll as an online raffle to aid one of these groups. Most raffles are one item so only one person has a chance to win. I am thinking of one item for every twenty people who enter so you have a one in twenty chance to win. Perhaps even smaller items as well like study models or practice heads etc... to increase the odds of winning something. Things to consider are which non-profit group to help, how much is a spot in the raffle, and would anyone out there participate. Drop a line and let me know your feelings on this. Thanks!
DRACULA!
For those of you who do not know, for the past eight years I have been teaching technical theater after school at the local high school (GO PENN MANOR!) for fun. My degree is actually in Tech Theatre We have been planning our fall play all summer. This year it will be Dracula. This production is tech heavy, our first real drama in years,  and we are taking it on tour to the State Thespian Conference after showing it at the high school. This means a lot of transportable sets, lighting, and sound which translates into a lot of me working at the school. On top of all that, we have been without power in the theatre all summer so there is the usual lighting and sound maintenance to deal with which I usually complete before school starts. Just got word that the power is on so I will be living in the theatre for awhile!

Here is the latest of three new pieces I am working on:


I hope you will keep checking in from time to time, and have a great day!
Mark

Thursday, September 1, 2011

GIVE AWAY!

Hi there loyal followers! I just did a head count and I have way too many figures in the Barn (50ish) so I have decided to give one away. Keep an eye here and once I figure out some catchy way to do so, I shall post the details.
Thanks for your support, Mark