Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Condom boxes

Years ago, for AIDS awareness month, I made a series of condom boxes. I was surprised that they were a big hit. Who knew? Every now and then I will get an order for one or two. Here is a box that I made for a customer. What fun to carve sex on a box. Love it!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Drawing and the Dentist

Like most people I know I hate the going to the dentist. I don't hate my dentist she is actually super sweet. It's the chair and holding my mouth open, people pulling at my lips and poking at my teeth. Basically the whole experience. Claustrophobia runs rampant over my body. I get the sweats, the shakes. It is awful.
I broke a tooth 6 years ago biting down on a cherry pit. It didn't hurt so my dentist agreed to let me wait on getting a crown until this year. She insisted that I get it fixed. So I made an appointment. Canceled that appointment twice. And finally I womaned up and decided to go. In preparation for the appointment, I was struggling to think of how to keep my mind occupied. It finally came to me...Drawing.
So I grabbed my ipod and sketch pad and went. It was tough to draw with my pad on my lap and me laying down but it really kept my panic in check. I won't lie, I still sweat. But it was better.
Here are the results. They make me laugh.

Friday, February 12, 2010

More people....

My new work continues with the same theme.
I am fascinated with the idea of many people standing shoulder to shoulder, going round and round a pot. Mostly I imagine them on a taller skinner pot. A pot that doesn't allow for a continuous story to be seen and told.
There are many reasons that I like this image. The first is easy. When you have a skinny taller piece where you can't tell a cohesive story, taller thinner objects compliment the form. The second is that the stretched human form is fun to carve. Especially the feet and hands. So though I know I need to move on to a different image, I am still carving people. Round and round I go.

I did manage to convince myself to think about spring and the idea of swinging. I adore swinging and can't wait for it to be warm so I can go swing in the park.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Thank you again!

One last thank you to all who bid on these bottles! Together we raised 260.00 for Doctors Without Borders. I am thrilled!
In other studio news....Apparently my obsession with bottles has not ended. Here is the latest series of bottles.
As you can see in the background the snow is sticking around from the last snow storm...brrrrr!
I am so ready for spring!
Bring on the flowers, the light, the flitting birds.

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

2 Bottles up for Auction

Today I put these 2 accordion bottles up for auction on Ebay. All proceeds go to Doctors Without Borders to support this organization who is doing such great work to help Haiti.
We have all been horrified by the earthquake in Haiti.
I want to help.
Please help me raise money for Doctors without Borders by clicking this link and bidding away.

Thanks everyone.
The bottle featured in the post below is up to 113.00! Couldn't do it without all of y'all!