Remember in June when I was in Waupaca, WI? I lectured at the awesome guild meeting, and the did some really fun antiquating? (Here's my rug I bought there!) Well, I totally loved the town and area... The town even has a foundry!!! A creative person's delight!
Well, Wauapaca is having, Arts on the Square, downtown Waupaca, August 17th.. and they are having people carve sandstone tiles which they will then POUR AND CAST at the foundry, and add them to a town sculpture. Many fo the quilters in the area are participating, and it was mentioned, and of course, I was like, YES! I want to make one! Thanks Peggy for sending me one!
I started by drawing my idea on the sandstone.
Found some household objects that would be interesting to carve with.
Set about, carving some sandy dust... ;-)
Off to a good start! I haven't done anything like this since college... My ideas were swirling!
You have to remember that what you carve will be RAISED when the cast is actually done. So, you have to keep thinking the opposite of the way your working...
Done. That was just the creative distraction I needed...
Now I must go finish cleaning my small sewing studio here at my house...
You can see what I've been up too by my papery mess on my floor! This is why non-carpeted floors are divine in my studio... easy to sweep up and look all clean again!