May 26, 2019
Big trip to the soapstone wholesaler, Gian Carlo Chitto Stoneworks, last month, and got 500 pounds with some extraordinary colours. This is the pile! (scribbled #’s are the weights in pounds)
The top piece became 3 Great Horned owl sculptures;
This big orange piece;
Became a series of cats, a bear and a coyote (started out as a red fox but was tooo skinny!)
Then there was some amazing turquoise blue Indian soapstone;
Oh, and the otters did get finished at last!
Feb. 10, 2019
The otters almost there!
Good weather to be inside working!
Dec. 30, 2018
Found the third otter! Back to work on this finally – after being distracted by bears, other otters, and the whole Holiday thing. (Doesn’t everyone decide 2 weeks before Christmas to make home-made gifts for everyone? In a media they’ve never tried before?)
Nov 5, 2018
My inspector hard at work! The otter seems a bit worried, but I think they passed!.
This little bear is now finished and ready to go
Oct 26, 2018
Into doing otters lately – this pair is about 10″ high. Been trying to squeeze a third otter out of the lower bulge, but don’t think there is quite enough stone there. Stone has a way of re-shaping your ideas! The colour will be a warm, russet tone after waxing.