The annual Retreat hosted and taught by Jean Bernard and Sherry Goshon was once again a fantastic creative experience. I returned home both exhausted and exhilerated, with a mixed-media treasure that I still can't quite believe came from my own hands.
I began with this drawing by my daughter...
After 3 days of intense activity and a little more work at home, I ended up with this beautiful mixed-media sculpture. (As always, if you wish to see mor detail, click on the photo to enlarge to full size.)
Her base is wire lace built on a frame fashioned from a tomato cage, believe it or not. Her torso is a combination of soft sculpture and paperclay.
Her face is drawn and shaded with watercolor pencils, and sealed with a coat of beeswax. Now that was fun!
The rest of her consists of whatever struck my fancy at the moment. Chains, feathers, tulle, glitter, micromarbles, metal filagree... it's all on there.
If anyone is interested, there are still a few slots left open for next year's retreats. You will never be sorry! http://renoiowaretreat.com/