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Friday, November 26, 2010

Wildlife Sand Sculptures That Last And Last

I have long loved sand sculpture but the biggest drawback was the temporary nature of these beautiful works of art. After experimenting with several techniques I've finally developed a process where I can create these one-of-a-kind sand sculptures that can withstand the elements and keep all of the detail without having to worry about them drying out and crumbling apart. Though they are entirely covered in sand they are fairly lightweight and very strong. There will definitely be more of these sculptural creations to come.
Pictured here is a life size head and shoulder bear sculpture that I recently created. Overall dimensions of this piece are 48" high x 39" wide x 24" deep. Please see SnarlingCrow Studios for more info.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Mold Making Instruction: Creating A Mold Off A Portion Of A Yellow Jacket Mascot Sculpture

I was fabricating a one-of-a-kind yellow jacket sculpture a couple of months ago when I decided that I wanted a mold for the head which I had spent many,many, many hours working on. Since time and money was tight for this project a full mold was out of the question but because I really liked how the head had turned out I figured that if another yellow jacket mascot was needed, my having a head mold of this one would put me way ahead on building another.So what I did was release the entire head and about two inches below where the head joined the body. I then applied the silicone rubber, detail coat first followed by a thickened paste which was smoothed out. I then applied the fiberglass for a two part mold for waxes, resins, or plaster.

Once the mold was cleaned up and all the bolts drilled and fastened, everything was broken down and pulled away from the original and put away for future use. Once I thoroughly cleaned the head area,I went back to finishing the mascot sculpture like before.

The final mascot sculpture can be seen above in my banner and at Snarlingcrow Studios website.

Look for complete project progression photos of this mascot sculpture at a later date.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The Hubcap Art Of Ptolemy Elrington

A dog with a steel grip: another hubcap design

If you really enjoy recycled art then you really should enjoy these sculptures that are made from found hubcaps by U.K. artist Ptolemy Elrington.

He said that he lives at a sharp bend in the road that passes by his home and began collecting the hubcaps originally to build a suit of armor but soon changed his mind when he noticed that they were quite marine-like in appearance.

And the rest, they say, is history.

Read more of about his interesting art style at the Daily Mail.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Misa's Handcrafted Jewelry

Shima Cuff
I'm a big fan of hand sculpted jewelry that keeps it from looking mass manufactured.
I think that Misa has made that happen very well here.

Shima Teardrop Necklace with Chalcedony

Misa Hamamoto, the creator and designer of Los Angeles-based Misa Jewelry, draws inspiration for her handcrafted jewelry from her island upbringing in Hawaii and Micronesia. She incorporates her affinity with nature into her designs through sculpted organic forms and precious and semiprecious gemstones from her world travels. Through the ancient art of lost-wax casting, she skillfully carves her designs from wax, which then undergo a casting process that solidifies molten metal.

Misa graduated from UCLA with a BA in Economics and worked for several investment firms, but she always felt displaced. After realizing her love for creating art and jewelry was what truly made her happy, she finally decided to leave the “corporate world” and merged her passion and career into one.

Misa’s unique line of jewelry is entirely handmade in her Los Angeles studio and consequently avoids the mass-manufactured look with her distinctive style. Her love and thought put into each design and years of jewelry-making experience clearly shine through to all of her collectors.

“My goal is to celebrate the balanced union between the beauty of nature and the style of the modern world…the island girl meets the city girl." -- Misa

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Nude Woman Rock Relief

I don't know who created this rock relief or if there has been a little Photo Shopping going on but nevertheless it still creates an interesting look in the stones.

Dominique Regnier Lingerie & Nude Wood & Stone Carvings

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Margot's Other Cat by Arthur Ganson

The apparent weightlessness of this chair is being accomplished with a counterbalance disk and by its striking of the cat on the moving table. The motion of the chair never will follow a set pattern. Its always random.

See more of Arthur's kinetic sculpture at his website.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Simone Walsh Handcrafted Butterfly Pendant

I recently came across this lovely butterfly pendant that I absolutely am captivated by! As a nature sculptor I'm always on alert for sculpted jewelry like this.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Dachshund Bracelet

As a owner of two dachshunds, I can really appreciate what this design is incorporating and I love it! A perfect body for the intended purpose. Visit this page over at FashionablyGeek for more info.

Note: I have attempted several times to locate this bracelet at the above link but it is not available through them any longer. If anyone is successful in locating these bracelets please drop me an email so that I can post it here.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Jewelry Is Hangin' From Tree Branches Around Here

I'm sure that you've heard the old saying that money doesn't grow on trees but this 'sculpted by nature but specifically selected by human' tree branch definitely has money hanging from it.

A great idea for keeping all of those jewelry chains tangle-free while maintaining a sculptural look.

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Monday, September 6, 2010

Susan McGehee Kimonos

"Technocrat Tux"

I've always been fascinated by kimonos. I suppose that its because I've never owned nor wore one. Their overall design can be very interesting especially from a sculptural viewpoint. But none are more interesting than Susan McGehee's. See her
website for more info about her kimono designs.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Teddy Fairy-Mucuska

I absolutely luv this progressive doll making video. See more of Sieve's work at Art Doll Maker.

Odd Dolls

A nature loving lady in the Pacific NW that loves to sculpt. Pattee has all kinds of unusual dolls and sculptures. See her blog at Odd Dolls.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

"Motor Head"

Pretty unusual and cool use of a skull and motor parts, don't ya think?
See him at

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Steve Worthington's Critterville

LinkI've long enjoyed small animal bronzes and apparently sculptor Steve Worthington enjoys them as well. If you like small bronzes with a big attitude check his work out at his gallery.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Needle Felted Sleeping Kitten

I'm more of a dog person than a cat person but this handmade soft wool sculpture of a sleeping kitty by Janice Cordeiro really caught my eye. Looks like it's getting ready to wake up at any moment. Visit her and view the other soft sculptures that she's made.

Recycled/Found Material Motorcycle Sculpture

I really enjoy this guy's work. It's very entertaining and fresh and the fact that he uses found materials only adds to the creativity behind his work. You can see more of Jim Lakey's work at his Etsy gallery.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Original One-of-a-Kind Mobile Sculptures

"Hog-O-Taur" Gargoyle Mobile
4 1/2" wide x 4" high x 5" deep

"Toucan" Whimsical Mobile
8 1/2" long x 4 1/2" high x 3" deep