Hi Gang. Well here are some slices of my newest cane. I have included my inspiration which is a sketch by Leonardo Da Vinci. What do you think? I was trying to get that "sketchy" look. I am somewhat satisfied with her. I think her nose is a little too big and man did I end up wasting a lot of clay. That's because of the way I did some reduction. I was too impatient for my shoulder to heal and I ended up trying to do a rectangular reduction instead of my usual "triangle slamming" technique. I didn't want the clay to look "clean" so I added some embossing powder and some ground up clay. I think I like this but I think I went too light with the color on her forehead and cheeks. (you think I would have learned this from my African woman!) I like her nose (besides the size) which is definitely a hard part. I am actually going to make something from this cane so keep an eye out for some finished jewelry. Rarity for me. I also have some pieces that I have started made from my One Armed bandit cane. I'd love to hear your comments about my canes so please post if you have time.
Meeting canceled - I'm sorry to say I think we can call the January meeting of the QCC canceled. Maggie
2 weeks ago