Sunday, August 11, 2013

Baby Skeletons Painting

Good Morning All!
Hope you've had a great week!

Work continues on the new mask. I have gotten it molded, poured and trimmed up. I still have some 'cleaning' to do...sanding and such. And then to paint it. I wanted a 'smaller' mask, a half mask but I think it may be smaller than I thought it was going to be. I am happy with the way it has come out, but I'm not convinced of the size...yet. :) On to the photos....
messy mold making...didn't use retaining walls
so there was a pool of plaster

after the clay was removed

neoprene drying in the mold

first pull
lots of plaster haze

haze washed off and drying

flash trimmed and eyes / nose cut out

second pull in white
the black neoprene leaves residue in the mold
that's what all the dark spots on the mask are.
trimmed and cut out

Shaylor trying on the mask
she was spooky  :)

We (my wife) had a baby shower for my daughter this past week as well. It was a nice turn out. I did my best to stay 'invisible' but it was family so you can guess how well that worked out. Here's a few pics, haven't gotten all the photos from everyone yet, so these are the ones that I could scrounge....
Amy and Jenifer....
everyone loves the belly  LOL!

me and my baby girl
still can't believe she's going to 
have a baby

the cake i made for the shower
white cake with pink vanilla and key lime frosting

a photo by Melanie...
a friend who is a professional photographer
she did a series of Jenifer and put them on a CD for her
it was so sweet
you can see more of Melanie's work here

Progress is being made on my latest painting as well. I promised a sneak peak last time around so here it is...
coming along splendidly

I came across some really cool cookie cutters too....I SO WANT THESE!! They're a cookie cutter on one side and a stamp on the other. They're not new, a year or two old, so you may have already seen them. But they're new to me! I WANT, I WANT, I WANT!!!

I hope to go Halloween window shopping soon. Maybe this coming week?   **fingers crossed**
I'll let you know if I find anything worth buying (they sell so much junk lately).

til next time...
Be Good, Be Safe, Be Happy!!!



  1. Aaaack! Mask making looks like so much fun! And wow! You can really paint from what little glimpse I got. Can't wait to see it in its entirety :)
    I fell out of painting right when I was learning some cool techniques. Hoping to get the inspiration back!
    Oh and your daughter is gorgeous.... she definitely has the glow ;)

    1. Thank you Summer, on all levels of that wonderful comment!

  2. So was the mold making of your mask easy or hard, I have been wanting to try it. Your mask looks awesome. looking forward to see that painting. Your daughter looks beautiful.

    1. Thanks Darlene!
      the mold making isn't hard. I've been doing it for a long time so I'm used to it. I would start with some practice molds first though....before you move on to 'the good piece'. Molds have been known to eat sculpts. :)