Sweet, sweet curiosity.

This blog is all about things I have made. You can find intense embroidery, paper quilling mania, crazy gingerbread houses, masks, puppets, steampunk clothes, ornaments, wackiness and sculptures on this site. So have fun and check it out!

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Playwright Series: Oscar Wilde

I like Oscar Wilde, perhaps because he was such a personality alongside of being an enjoyable playwright.  The picture of him made his skin look soooo smooth.

The quote I chose from him : "It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it."

Friday, January 13, 2017

Playwright series: Euripedes

I only had a statue to go off for this one, so  I don't really know if that is what his eyebrows look like, but I took an educated guess.  This hair was a challenge and a bit of fun.

Euripedes quote " Human misery must somewhere have a stop; there is no wind that always blows a storm; great good fortune comes to failure in the end. All is change; all yields its place and goes; to persevere, trusting in hopes he has, is courage in a man. The coward despairs"

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Playwright series: Shakespeare

Ahh.. Dear old Shakespeare. This was actually my first painting in the series... He is a bit blotchier than the others, but I like it a little, so I haven't gone back into it..

The quote around him: "All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players. They have their exits and their entrances; And one man in time plays many parts."

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Playwright series: Moliere

I started doing this series a week before christmas and each one has a quote that connects with me. On this one it is particularly hard to read as Moliere has so much hair that there was very little room for text.  Those crazy wigs.

"It is not only what we do, but also what we do not do, for which we are accountable."

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Playwright portrait series: chekov

It has been awhile since I have sat down and painted something, but I just had an urge right before Christmas to paint, so I have. Three are in acrylics, and are 16 by 16.

I have included a quote by the playwright on each one.. It's hard to read, but it does say:

"Everything on earth is beautiful, everything- except what we ourselves think and do when we forget the higher purposes of life and our own human dignity."

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Puppet heads! the line of Banquo..

Here are a series of puppet heads, I did rather quickly but they are really quite fun for teaching purposes. These are based on the kings referred to by the witches in Macbeth, where he is shown the line of heirs that will be king. These are my kings...

I will be helped by students to make crowns and capes and scepters, but I am still working on their bodies... which will come soon..

I sculpted them on top of Dollar store skulls with celluclay. Which is both an aggravating and interesting medium to work in.  It's like sculpting with tuna. So these are my tuna heads.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

yet still, more masks! El Dottore..

I am not going to lie, this is my favourite character to wear. The minute you seem him in your reflection, you just want to act like an idiot, a bumbling fool.  Super duper fun.  He is the Doctor, obviously, but he isn't very good, and he will probably give you a bad diagnosis, while tripping into the room...