Today I get to start painting so I will be absent for a few days as I mix and apply paint on the new pieces. Before I get too deep into the paint, I thought I would show you the nightmare piece of my studio this month...the Bunny Bowl. I had this crazy idea of making a fastmache bowl instead of using the papier mache bowl I purchased to build on. (That would be the Virgo in me) It actually went pretty smoothly and I was pleased with the lack of shrinkage and warping.
What I hadn't figured out in my sketch was how I was going to translate that drawing into a three dimensional figure lounging in the bowl. I wanted him to look like he was in a round bath tub so he would be charming when the bowl was empty, as well as when it was filled with jelly beans so that he would look like he was bathing in them. It took some tweaking and a little grumbling, but I think he kind of got there. I'm happy with the hand dropping down off of the edge and the other hand looking like he is holding on to the surface. He seems content.
I don't think you will be seeing too many more of these figures in bowls. They are tough to create on a concave surface and I thank my friend (you know who you are!) for whining at me until I made at least one. I learned some new things on this piece and that is what it is all about so we will call it a good experience...even if it felt a bit like a nightmare.
Have a great day (we will be in the 60s....hooray!) and happy creating!
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