Monday, March 17, 2014

She praises God

I'm proud to say that this piece of mine will be featured as a step by step project in a South African craft magazine next month.  The original sculpture (artist unfortunately unknown) was shown to me by a client and she wanted a similar piece.  Being low on money, I had  to find a way to sculpt this.  I couldn't afford enough molding material, didn't have enough polymer clay and kept the poor lady waiting for a whole year! Must be some kind of record...In the end, I made up a paper clay and sculpted the whole piece.  It is about 40cm in height and about that wide.  I finished the piece after it was very dry with layers of acrylic paint and sealed it with an acrylic varnish.  I couldn't ask the customer/friend to pay for it as she had to wait a life-time, but to my relief, she was very happy with the end product.  Whew! Why do I always agree to make something that I either don 't have the money for or don't have the skill (yet)?  
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