Monday, January 31, 2011

An important belief of mine

I believe that we are each responsible for each and every experience in our lives, all of them.  I really do. 

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Six little polymer clay birds

I made six birds yesterday, I am very excited about them because they are so very beautiful.  I made three macaws, one red, and two will be blue, I also made my most favorite bird in the world, our own native blue jay.  Blue Jays will always remind me of my childhood in tidewater, in Suffolk there were mostly cardinals, but tidewater which was more urban had many many red breast robins and the elusive blue jay which I always and still do find beautiful, especially for a North American bird.  The last bird is a quetzal which will be green and red.  This bird is the national bird of Guatemala and is amazing, they even call the currency there quetzales named after this beautiful creature.  As you know I visited Guatemala in August and the experience had a tremendous impact on my self so this is a tribute, the quetzal will be in its own habitat in a little plastic box with lots of tropical flowers inside.  The macaws will be in a similarly decorated box with oversized flowers while the blue jays will be in a box with the standard American flowers, which i am not sure, perhaps roses or something. 

Saturday, January 29, 2011

New Treasury on

One of my favorite sculptures is featured in a treasury on etsy called "face it" check it out

Friday, January 28, 2011

Beautiful Clay Flowers

If you search bcf on you will see some of my beautiful flower creations in clay!  I have just posted two works which are made INSIDE of boxes like some of my past sculptures were, they are less bouquets, and more scenes when "planted" in the box, and I really like it, I can envision some colorful butterflies and North American birds in some of my future ones, along with lots of exotic flowes.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

A little progress :)

Although I painted her white last week, I just started painting yesterday, I would like the entire work to be covered in black lines so I still have a ways to go.  Its interesting that the drawings are broken up into distinctive "panels" which at the moment are four, the chest area, the midsection/abdomen, and each thigh.  To me, she still looks tree-like, but the white makes her more industrial, while the lines keep the organic theme alive.  To take back some of the plant-daphneness, Im going to wash her down in brown paint after she is done in several very thin coats to ensure the black lines are still visible, all the while staining the white shades of very light brown.

This figure ushers in a new age where fantasy meets reality, and where your dreams and aspirations are solidified.  She is the first of what will be a slew of figures which are really dream boards where images are put down to become real for you.  Health and healing in a world where fresh organic plants are available to provide nourishment in a world where greed does not rule, love does. 

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Who is this?

Who is this?
Well, the idea was that she was a drawing I did while in school but that cannot be confirmed.  She is similar.  She is sort of a tree-person a plant Daphne if you will.  Rooty legs and viney arms apparent.  She is a little bit old, a little bit young, inside of her she contains a little Virginia, a little New York-New Jersey.  She has a touch of Guatemala and a hint of nostalgia.  Shes baking at the moment, but in the coming days (perhaps tomorrow) I will paint on her, I will most likely completely cover her body in daydreams just as I used to in the notebooks of 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th grade and my freshman, sophomore, junior, and Senior years of college (especially during philosophy class). 

little storytellers

Some interesting paranormal experiences happen to many people I know, somehow this information is often revealed to me and sometimes it sticks and I use art as an expressive outlet for this impression someones story has had on me.  Such is the case with the story Robyn told me about her mother, father, sister and her experiences beyond this life, but as she says its all right here (presumably on a higher frequency).  I made this work of art because I felt it was like I was re-telling her story through my eyes.  Who are the two figures, are they Robyn and her daughter? Are they Robyn and her mother? One does seem angelic "watching over" the other, mother-daughter connection, purity, innocence and the star.  The star was integral in Robyn's story and really why I made the piece in the first place, because I have a star within a star and wanted a way to give it to her.  The work of art has two nude females because I knew Robyn wasn't prude and wouldn't be offended (some would be believe it or not).  I cant wait to give her the work tomorrow and see what she thinks about it.  Perhaps before the huddle?  Better when im on break, then I can talk to her about it. 

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Blogs Merged! etc

Hi, I have merged PedroRamirezArt with this blog so all my past posts about ceramics and bronze can be found here, also I deleted the mesmeric mice blog, and the beautifulclayflowers blog to sort of consolidate everything... it can all be here when I think about it, even the mice, shit  its my blog, no boundaries! 

Guatemala calls!

I am just now (Four months later) opening my little comfort dolls (I know they are called worry/trouble dolls but I am so very careful not to create negative affirmations that I will refer to them as comfort dolls, for that is what they truly do is provide comfort to the user), and I have noticed that they are exquisite... even more so than little ones i see on hairpins from south america, each one is different and they have inspired me to merge.  I am going to merge the polymer clay figure with the woven tapestry of Guatemala to make a brand new doll-sculpture, very folk art and yet not for actually playing with. I have chosen to go back to Guatemala because I want to pick up where I left off in my discovery of culture and beauty and appreciation of life!

Monday, January 3, 2011


All I can see are amazing positive affirmations in the new year.