Thursday, May 31, 2012

Red Riding Hood Revisited

A while back I posted about my wolf for a Little Red Riding Hood cane I was working on. Then there was nothing more about it.  Well I finished the cane and I just wasn't that happy with it.  I figured the best thing to do was to just step away from it for a while.  It worked.  When i created the pendant I didn't think that Red Riding Hood stood out enough from the background.  I decided to go around her and other things in the picture with a needle tool.  Then added a touch of paint.  The end result has a carved wood look to it.  I liked it.  For the necklace I made some beads that say " the sweetest tongue has the sharpest tooth".  Another pendant says "As you're pretty, so be wise; wolves may lurk in every guise".

I have plans for some more fairy tales.  My neice, Erin, has helped me with the sketches that I will be basing the canes on.  Stay tuned for those.

Monday, May 7, 2012

The Many Faces of Columbus, Ohio

First so sorry for the long gap between posts.  Geeesh ....Feb was my last post.  You'd think I was out solving the problems of the world.  But I am back.
Just back from teaching a face cane class in Columbus, Ohio.  Thanks so much to my host Jeanette Kandray for making it such a great weekend.  Thanks also to all of my super students.  I worked them hard the first day but most got finished or near to finished with their canes.  I think they did a fantastic job.  I can spend up to three weeks on one face cane so getting this much done in a weekend is certainly a job well done.
Here are some pictures from my class.  I will be teaching this class again in Aug at the Creative Journey Studios outside of Atlanta.  We are close to finalizing a teaching gig in Kansas City in October.  Let me know if you are interested in either of these classes and I will get you in touch with the proper people.

We had a great time in Columbus so why don't you join me for the next go-round?