Forest Scarab by Linda Starr
Thunder and lightening storms have held up my firing plans so I decided to tackle a few mixed media projects on my to do list. Here's a sneak peak of works in progress. The scarab is one of an entomology series I've been working on. I've surrounded the ceramic scarab with moss and acorns to see what it would look like. I'm working on the frame so it can be hung. Little pieces of moss are everywhere.
Mermaid of the Shells by Linda Starr
My mermaid will be mounted on wood, surrounded by seashells, and hung on the wall. This is one of several trial runs with the shells I have on hand. It's not right yet; I need smaller shells in various shapes and colors. My cat Betty has taken to knocking shells off the work table and batting them around on the floor.
Tea or Coffee by Linda Starr
I made lots of tiles to test slip and decided as long as I was testing I might as well practice my drawing. I like some of the test tiles so much I decided to mount them in frames. I plan on painting the frame black for the Tea or Coffee tiles.
I just received a handmade brush from Brandon Phillips. I'm sure my slip work will be much improved using this hand crafted natural bristle brush. I can't wait to try it out. Check out Brandon's blog to read all about how he makes these brushes and here is a link to Brandon's Etsy site if you would like to purchase one. Be sure to check out his salt and wood fired pottery too, there are some beautiful pieces there. Thanks Brandon.
Back to work, I've got shells and moss to clean up. Comments and suggestions are welcome.