Sunday, November 30, 2008

Merry Christmas

I caught these two looking for eggnog.
"'Cos I look like an egg" said the first,
"and that's what birds drink at christmas" said the second.
"Gross, that's like cannibalism or something" I replied.
We stopped talking to each other after that.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Celebration Owl

Last week I made some Aardvark fish and this week my owl seemed to have caught something from the fish, there's just a tiny weeny touch of influence there don't you think?

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Aardvark fish!

The Underbitey and Shovelnose. I made them yesterday from a tutorial purchased from Aardvark glass who makes wonderful cranky cactii and colourful masks -and fish!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Ginger Cat

Here is a ginger cat, I have made three... the first two were hideous, this one I love. I was commissioned to make him for a work colleague and I knew what I wanted to do, but it still takes time getting the right knowledge to achieve a good result.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

The three amigos...

These little fellas look like they hang out together and they're just so darn cute! I achieved a few things with my owls this week...
  1. A different design, I like to keep expanding the portfolio of shapes and styles, I've tried primitive, folk, simple, profile, long, short, tiny, big head, little head, played with wings and frit. This week I did experimental head sizes.
  2. Consistent 'bright' eyes and solid knowledge of how to do it. I still get surprise when I see the final result because I like to mix up the eye recipes, but the consistency is in the intensity - not all owls turn out the way they're 'supposed' to, some of the eyes are boring or clouded or too bubbly/fizzy, overcooked, too patchy. I have a bunch of them sitting here, I'm sure someone somewhere would love them.
  3. The BIGGEST eyes I've ever made on owls and they're pretty (well I like them!)