Saturday, August 13, 2011

At the Loveland Sculpture Invitational Show...

Sculpting is calming and freeing for me. So I brought my working in progress, "Ascension", to the show to give me something to do.

Thanks for Mr. Tom Carter for snapping a couple of pix while at my booth today!

"Ascension" is getting a nice reception from the patrons and I'm really excited about finishing her next week and taking her down to Art Castings of Loveland to start the bronze process.

In the mean time, I was happy to find a new home for "Hint of a Smile" today. She was purchased by a lovely lady from Texas. It was satisfying to see her pass my booth, pause and declare, "She's mine!" Makes one feel really good to have created something that she really connected with.

The show is amazing, of course I've known that from visiting it, but from an exhibitor's prospective, I can see that it is beautifully run and the volunteers are the best.

Looking forward to what tomorrow's show brings!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Patinas and bases

I didn't have enough time to set up and properly photograph the sculptures on their bases with the patinas prior to taking them to the show. But I did a rough shoot within 30 minutes, so while not great photos, at least it's something. Didn't get my white balance quite right but I will try to photo them later at my leisure...

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Jet lag and sculptures are not a good combination...

 Bummer.....I'm seriously exhausted, having just returned from Europe and having hubby and daughter sick. I picked up my little gymnast to pack her up for the auction at the Loveland Sculpture Invitational this weekend and dropped her.

While ceramic sculptures can be quite sturdy, this was a wicked drop. I wouldn't mind so much, but I was counting on donating her for the auction and I had just put had the sculpt mounted to this nice stone base. Well, I might be able to salvage the base for future use.

At least I didn't smash any others yet ;-)

I got the rest of them down to the show and will finish the final set-up tomorrow. Then I can post some photos of the booth at the show later.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Sculptures mounted to bases!

Today I picked up 7 sculpts from the base shop. Finishing touches and photography in the morning, then heading down to Loveland to set up for the big show. If you're in area, you might want to swing by Sculpture Depot for their Art & Education Extravaganza. Lots to do, see and learn!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

After Italy...

left Lenno, Lake Como, Italy, probably a few pasta pounds heavier. Avoid was lovley and views more lovely! We rented a two bedroom apartment in Lenno and did a lot od walking and one full day of ferries between towns on the lake. Awe left a day early because we had scheduled our train too close for comfort with getting back to Zurich for our flight out.

good thing, as our travel day was not without problems. first problem is our complete lack of Italian! Second being our inexperience with trains. Long, long day...but back in Zurich. we'll see a bit of the city before catching our plane to Frnkfurt tomorrow and then back to Colorado.

looking forward to getting ready for the Loveland Sculpture Invitational show this week!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Enjoying the food in Italy

Left glorious Switzerland for Italy. We're in the Lake Como region. Sadly we've not been in any museums to see any sculptures. Since we don't speak Italian or know the region, getting around has been challenging. So we've concentrated on walking the beautiful alleyways and eating great food!

Also come to the conclusion that Mario Andetti was simply an average driver from Italy ;-)