Back from the sculpting seminar with Deb Wood
About a month ago I took a week-long sculpting seminar with the lovely and talented Deb Wood. I’ve taken so long to write about it partly because I was still absorbing this wonderful experience and partly because I’d rather be working on the fairy I sculpted there, than writing on my blog. ^_^ But my fairy is finished now, and so I write. She is not quite as refined as I would like, simply because we had 5 days to completely finish sculpting, and the class was moving on regardless of whether or not my meticulous tendencies were satisfied! We had things to learn, and learning is most effective if perfectionism is (at least temporarily) discarded. So I took lots of notes and made an imperfect but really cute if-I-do-say-so-myself fairy! (I finished her costume, hair, wings, and base at home after the retreat.) I named her “Windsor,” after the wine-country town we were staying in for the seminar. Pictures are forthcoming at the end of the post.
There were 8 other students in the class — not too many, so it was a very cozy atmosphere and we were all able to get to know each other a little bit. The best part of the seminar was learning sculpting and costuming tricks from Deb; the other best part was being with a fun group of people who understand and share my compulsion to create tiny fantasies out of clay.
And now I have to sculpt alone again. *sigh* But I have some great memories (and a fairy) to keep me company!
Many of the supplies were provided by Judy of OOAK Artist Emporium!
An off-topic FYI: I got 3 commissions in a row almost as soon as I returned home, so commissions are closed until sometime after Valentine’s Day. But inquiries are always welcome! 🙂 See my FAQ for details about commissions.