I have been experimenting with clay recently and decided to try my hand at replicating my balloon art in clay sculpture form.
Here is my balloon fox design in clay!
I am very pleased with how it came out! Not bad for my first try! I intend on turning this piece into a fascinator hat!
Here it is after being baked. I used a picture of my balloon fox bouquet as reference of course. I still need to glaze it.
A couple who are both friends of mine have a mug with two brown love owls sitting on a perch together.
I couldn’t help but be inspired and I have been wanting to make them something for several months now and when I saw the mug, that was it- I knew right then that that would be the perfect balloon gift piece.
I decided to spruce up the color scheme instead of everything being blush, brown and red like on the mug.
I came up with this as a result. I made my patented ribbon stuffed balloons, my personal innovation as far as I know, for the base and decided on this color scheme of rose, hot pink, Caribbean blue, white, mocha brown, goldenrod and lime green which really pops. 🙂
I wanted the chest on the owls to really stand out and look feathery so I made some loop weaves and I really like how everything came out. It stands at 4 ft. tall. For some reason I really like making things that are 4 ft. tall, lol. I think one of my personal balloon strengths are bouquets so I will continue
Hope you like it and Happy Twisting!
I decided to make a collage so that all four of the seasons of my Tree of Life in the World Egg pieces could be together. I feel like I am coming into my own more and more as an artist and am developing my voice. This is what I am thinking about, this is what is important and beautiful to me and this says something about my person.
I am very fascinated and drawn to these archetypes right now especially. Here is some backstory and what these archetypal symbols of the Tree of Life and World Egg represent.
“The shell of the cosmic egg is the world frame of space, while the fertile seed-power within typifies the inexhaustible life-dynamism of nature.”
“The world egg, cosmic egg or mundane egg is a mythological motif found in the creation myths of many cultures and civilizations. Typically, the world egg is a beginning of some sort, and the universe or some primordial being comes into existence by “hatching” from the egg, sometimes lain on the primordial waters of the Earth.”
“The meaning of life is not to be discovered only after death in some hidden, mysterious realm; on the contrary, it can be found by eating the succulent fruit of the Tree of Life and by living in the here and now as fully and creatively as we can.”
“Ancient cosmologies tell of a magnificent World-Tree that grows at the centre of the universe and encompasses all realms of existence: its stem pierces through the world of human affairs, its branches reach high up to the domain of the Gods, upholding the firmament of the heavens and all the stars and planets, while its roots stretch far down into the dark, chthonic Underworld, forming a gateway to the realm of the dead. The image of the World-Tree or Tree of Life is truly universal. It can be found at the centre of archaic cosmological iconography in widely separated cultures all over the world.”