Monday, August 24, 2009

Photo Monday and a Work-in-Progress

As a rule, sunsets here in the Valley are not very colorful. However, the farmers in the region are going full blast harvesting crops such as late beans, wheat, wildflowers, and hops, which throws up a lot of dust into the air. I know my little sunset can't compete with Mike's extravaganzas from Florida, but I still think it's pretty.


I have pressed on through the freeze that follows an "I can't do it" panic attack on my Ghost for the Retreat next month. I sculpted those darned hands and the foot. I feel a little silly about that foot because there is no way it is going to be visible in the finished piece, but at least I will know it's there. She is finally ready now for her draping. Her face will be attached last.


Why are white things so darned hard to photograph well?

Anyway, attaching her hair took most of Saturday afternoon. For one thing it was a major headache working around her foot (which is almost touching her scalp) and for another, the superfine silk yarn I chose is maddeningly tempermental. If I had known what I was letting myself in for I would never have chosen it; however, now that it is on, I am thrilled and it is going to do exactly what I want it to do once the Paverpol is applied. (Fingers crossed...)


If only I didn't have to go to work tomorrow!

14 comments:

HElen said...

She is progressing beautifully!

Sunset is wonderful!

Sue said...

Oh, she's just so intriguing! You are one patient woman...

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

Love your doll! Can't wait to see her finished!
Lovely sunset too!

Shashi Nayagam said...

She is turning out to be a stunner. That hair looks gorgeous and I can't wait to see what you do with it. I am sure it will be well worth all the trouble.

What a beautiful sunset. It looks almost as if the sky is on fire.

Jennifer Rose said...

coming along great :D that sky is really pretty, gorgeous colours to it

Linda Fleming said...

Gorgeous sunset! And I love this ghost! The pose is amazing and I love that hair. Will we get to see her completed before you leave for the retreat?

MaryO said...

Well you couldn't ask for more beautiful colors in those sunset clouds! Lovely photo!
I love the gesture of your figure, and that hair! Oh my! Yes, I'm sure it was difficult to work with, but it's going to be gorgeous!

Michelle Eaton said...

It is a beautiful sunset!

The ghost is so cool. Her hair looks great :)

Serena said...

I can't wait to see how your ghost turns out! What a pain for you with the hair though but it looks great!

Btw, I think your sunset looks beautiful!

Carla said...

She is looking pretty! Love your sunset.

Kerry said...

That is a gorgeous sunset, we can't all live in florida, LOL!! Your ghost is looking enchanting, will be waiting to see how she progresses(:

Mike Fleming said...

What a beautiful sunset, great shot Judi.

Bear said...

beautiful Sunset Judired sky at night shepherds delight!

and your woman for retreat wowee I can hardly wait I wanna see how she comes out after you and the "girls" work ya magic on her- oh me shes surely an interesting figure, and congrats on the feet and hands - you are so patient Judi !
love n hugs bear xoxoxoxo

BumbleVee said...

she is a work of art.... and.... do you mean you will Paverpol the whole thing? including hair? that will be interesting to see.....