Thursday, December 22, 2011

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Im really proud that Kenneth Cole owns one of my sculptures.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Prayer Request

Hey, are you reading this?
You know who you are, you that asked for a "prayer request", I almost laughed at first, but I made you this.
The butterfly people are here to help you and honestly, they always have been.  I hope it gives you inspiration, I hope it helps you carry on for the next couple of days, I know you have been working hard and I want to tell you that you are doing a great job, and all of your goals will be achieved!  I would also like to suggest the following: just let the universe do its thing, breathe in deep... and... release, give all your problems to the great universal mind and be at ease, hand them over and be free of them all in this moment, flow with life, find any reason at all to smile, in fact, smile right now as you are reading this!
Love you.
Here is your butterfly person.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The Butterfly People?

I love this.
The butterfly wings are back!
This is phase one, she will be altered.
Actually its phase two but I didnt take photos of her before.

Pedro Ramirez thinks of Butterflies

Pedro Ramirez does indeed.
Today I found myself in NYC with an hour before I had to work so unlike previous days where I just went to work early, I instead walked to central park, while watching one of the street vendors I had a vision of what the new girls will look like.  They are woodland nymphs, they are fairies, they have real butterfly wings, and they are tiny.  Perhaps its a bit of the trip to the Catskills, or the dream with my mom in it from a couple of nights ago, maybe even the realization that the gimmick which was the real butterfly wings on the girls has finally caught on to the last person to accept it which was me.  I love the IMAGINATION aspect of creating tiny people with wings, it ignites something inside, inspires a sense of wonder.  
As many of you know it took me a while to stop the censorship, that was the criticism of what is art, what is craft, and the difference between high and low art and the material one works in.  Well, my polymer clay fairies are back and there here to stay. 

so stay tuned for the new girls with clera glass-wing butterfly wings, I have them all planned out in my head, they are painted, they have 'parts' of nature in their boxes, and they are wonderful!  And as of now they exisit only in my mind. 

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Hello David

Hi, this is David.  David is the cool new fairy.  David enjoys apples; especially giant honey crisp apples.
David's hair is made of leaves.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

brown lady with handpainted black design part 2

I just wasn't feeling the figure so like the painter with their canvas, I altered the surface, creating a figure with a little bit of history, and a new mask.  She still may not be finished, but I do like her more this way.  Some hair was broken off during the rigorous scrubbing.   I wonder could all of the figures undergo such a transformation... after all the are called Butterfly People aren't they? 

Monday, November 21, 2011

Blast from the past flower head

I was snooping around the internet and saw this creature that I made in 2007
Haha, I love it!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Inspired by me

It is equally wonderful to not only come up with fresh ideas from your inner source, but also to take what you have already done and inspire yourself, this is why many artists have a "style".

I found these photos of some of the figures of the past which were painted with lines in various forms, some resembling henna, others literally words, and still more just lines!  I have some ideas of how I would like to frame the body and fill in with lines, all new ideas, but of course drawing inspiration from these past works.