Thursday, July 30, 2009

When it's too hot to go outside

When it is this hot outside, (108 degrees yesterday afternoon - ugh!) I stay inside. That's OK, because now I need to get to work on my challenge piece for this year's Retreat with Sherry Goshon and Jean Bernard. We are supposed to do something related to Halloween or Harvest, and I knew right away that I wanted to do a Ghost. Not just any ghost, but a White Lady. I'll tell her story later, but in the meantime, here are some in-progress photos of what she looks like at the moment.


I am using the techniques I learned at last year's retreat. I still need to sculpt her other hand and also decide what I want to do with her other foot, but I am so happy with her form so far.

And here she is from the other side.


Her face is sculpted and beaded and ready to apply, but there is a lot more work to do on the figure yet before that can happen. Hmmm... I want more detail in the color of her face I think. Otherwise, so far, so good!


Because there is absolutely nothing on TV, we are watching our collection of "Lost" DVD's again as a family, so I have a lot of time in the evenings to catch up on some beading, so I can give you an update on the white-on-white collar too. I finished beading the segments and got them lined and edge-finished, so now I am ready to add the fringe.


This is the fun part!

9 comments:

Louisiana Momma said...

beau-TEE-ful!!! all of it.. that scuplture is amazing already.. can't wait to see it finished.. your dolls are always so unique..

the color - OMG!! love the detail - and as a beader - I can appreciate all the work you put into it..

I always enjoy looking at your creations :-)

Jean Bernard said...

Well ! What can I say! the new piece SCREAMS JudiA ! I love this figure ! The hands are amazing! the form is so you! full of life and adventure. Great work of art JudiA ! I look forward to seeing her in person. And the necklace? I hope you wear it so I can drool !
Jean

HElen said...

Love the movement! Love the hand! Beautiful!

The beading is amazing, love it ! Love it!

Jennifer Rose said...

great sense of movement to her :D

that bead work on the collar is amazing!

Shashi Nayagam said...

Love the sense of movement you have given her. She is going to be a stunner I can tell. Love the beading which you are a master of.

Carla said...

She looks like a dancer. Can't wait to see it finished.

MaryO said...

Judi, you just keep amazing me! The collar is going to be stunning...as I knew it would be. And the figure is intriguing....can't wait to see this one finished!!

Anonymous said...

This is my first time to your blog and oh my gash, I loved everything. T-Rex is awesome, the beaded pieces are beautiful and such rich colors tones. Then the doll, well what can I say, she is going to be out to this world. I am a doll artist and beader also. Therefore I know the work that has gone into your finger tips and come to life. I truly appreciate other artist work. Water Lady

BumbleVee said...

I'm away at my sister's again.... been here since Thursday....and it is stinking hot hot here too...
We painted our nails the other day and besides trying to keep horses fed and cleaning up their pens...and trying to move them to a bit of shade a couple of times a day....that's about all we can manage....

oh, and... all of a sudden we are having a war on spiders!! I HATE spiders and they are coming in at night..from somewhere ...it is creeping me out and I am getting no sleep at all...an afternoon nap has become a necessity... due to extreme heat and spiders.... I will be happy to go home in the morning....

hope you have a great time at the retreat Judi