WOW! An entire week plus, without posting. I've been busily recycling clay....trying to get ahead so I can get some more done on the tiles for the stove surround. I'm using terra cotta, but I want it to all be of the same consistency. Much easier to do a project when I reduce as many variables as possible.
I was looking at more of the little tree frogs. The more I looked the more I want to make them. This little guy is purely experimental. I need to work on the feet. I love the little ball tips of the toes. Also I have made my colors too light. It doesn't show in the photo but my guy is mottled in shades of gray and gray-green.
When I start a project I like to look at the real thing and photos, and perhaps, do a few sketches. Then I put everything away and work from my rather faulty memory. I find I get a lot more personality and gesture if I don't continually reference the actual creature. Next I'll put the photos away again and go for another round.
Just what I need. More frogs!
I like this little guy splayed out in the spring sun. He looks so content.
Meanwhile, what I think is an orchid cactus has put out a bloom. Wish I had seen it earlier. It was at the very back of the plant. I'll try to photograph it each day as the flower gets bigger. More on that later.
We had about an inch of rain last night. The plants are happy, but more mowing is in order.
It's going to be up in the high nineties, low hundreds tomorrow in southern New England.
Stay cool....thanks for stopping by...........*s*