Sunday, April 19, 2009

Have made some good progress with this piece....she is now base-coated and ready for painting. Things got a little tricky with figuring out how to join her torso to the bottom half of her body, but filling in and adding more roots with paperclay seems to have worked out ok. As she is over 60 cms tall she was much too big to fit in the oven all in one piece, so her head, torso and tree trunk all had to be sculpted and baked separately. The pics above go in order from the bottom one to the top one. She is going to be a nightmare to paint....all those little nooks and crannys, but I've really enjoyed working on her so far.
I'm getting quite anxious to get back to working on my 'goat girl', so I may finish sculpting her before I get too heavily into painting this piece.....then there is the 'fat faerie' that is going to be a costuming dream....and of course the small 'dragon creature' that I'm only halfway through scaling.....oh yes, and the huge Griffon head.
Feels a little out of control wonder I'm not sleeping's that little voice that whispers "FOR GOD'S SAKE, FINISH SOMETHING!!!" at around 3am....every night....on the dot....without fail.
I did find a gorgeous quote from Jim Henson however, so I think I'll finish this post with a wonderful thought that I can really relate to:
"As children, we all live in a world of imagination, of fantasy,
and for some of us that world of make-believe continues
into adulthood."
Till next time.


  1. Yikes! NOW I know why I am frightened to walk in the forest alone! She's brilliant Lorell!

    Susie - Tasmanian at large in the world

  2. Thanks Susie!....last night I had to move her into the dining room and this morning my son (9) asked me to move her back to the kitchen because she is too creepy to walk past when he has to get up to use the bathroom!

  3. She is wonderful but I never want to meet her.

  4. Such an awesome piece. It looks right out of some dark fantasy movie. Can't wait to see her finished. I too suffer from multi tasking in the sculpting area. I usually have three or four things going at once.

  5. Ooooo, she's so creepy. Reminds me of my ex-mother-in-law!!! Only kidding (sort of) ;)

  6. You work is absolutely fantastic. Really exciting stuff!

  7. Judy - thankyou, I don't think you're alone there!
    Cody - great to hear that I don't suffer this alone....while I was waiting for her basecoat to dry I started ANOTHER piece....just a small one...hardly counts really..... :)
    Syren - I'm really sorry to hear that! (not as sorry as she would be though!)
    Charles - thankyou very would get along well with my sister....she keeps spiders *shiver*.
    Keri - thankyou my lovely friend xx

  8. Don't know about that. She seemed at times to enjoy discomforting me and I certainly found her intimidating.

  9. that is really great work, as a high school ceramics student in Yr 9, your work is a great inspiration.

  10. I can't wait to see the finished product!

    I stumbled across your Web site tonight. Your work is so beautiful that I did a blog post about it. Stop by, if you have a moment. I'd love to have you as a visitor. I'll put on some tea. :)