Breathing Life into Inanimate Objects

I must say I love doing it!

My studio has been a bustling place to be these last couple of days. I taught a friend how to make a mosaic (she is, for the record, totally besotted and has already scoped out her studio in her garage!!! Yay) and then a little 4 year old came over (one of my daughter’s womb buddies) and made a stepping stone. She rocked that mosaic!!! We were done in an hour and she was asking me what we could do next 😉 My kinda gal!

I finished, 100%, my commission-du-jour, Sir Elton. He’s not only grouted, but signed, sealed and on his way to be delivered. It’s rather exciting and then not so… The departure is all too sudden. I know, daft really. After all they are just inanimate objects. Why should I get so attached?! I never feel like I do until I have to say goodbye. So Sir Elton is packed in a box, surrounded by a some kind of foam, that was liquid so it could dry into his shape and mould him all the way to Seoul, Korea. He’s the one on the right 😉

Chicky Babes

Sir Elton

Called on the paparazzi for these pictures (by my sister Lee Grant). After all who knows when we’ll get Liberace and Sir Elton together again?! 😉 I have plans for perhaps extending the series even further 🙂 Why not?! I might as well now and from this day forth be known as “The Chicken Lady”. {teehee…} I’m very pleased how he turned out. Let’s all hope that he makes it over in one piece…

Next on my hit list is the next commission – a big fish, another 3D sculpture. I’m excited about this one. Stuck a few tiles on him today and he’s come alive already. It’s exciting to watch. His tail is broken so I’m going to have to make and attach a new section on. I’m thinking mesh + thinset + *maybe* (if it’s necessary) some polystyrene… A bit of Darjit would be useful! Still need to follow up on that workshop. It’d be fun to do. There was talk about a workshop being held down my way… I have considered organising a one here, maybe even at the Art School at Uni. I think there’d be plenty of people interested. Just another thing to do really and fairly low on my list of priorities, I might add. Almost did one while I was over in San Francisco, as there was a course right after the mural workshop I participated in at IMA. Oh if I didn’t have a life and all I had to do was travel, make mosaics and meet lotsa cool, talented artists! 🙂 Hmmm… actually now that I see it in writing, it’s what I do, just part time! That makes me feel better, I think… I think I just implied to myself that I have no life. Hmmm, time to get some sleep I think. 😉

So on that note: Voila! Here is one of my WIPs (I’m actually working on 4 different projects right now, that’s a little psychotic is it not?!). I think he’s going to be loads of fun!

Moby?!

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11 responses to “Breathing Life into Inanimate Objects

  1. Kim

    Awww… thanks Stace! 😀 xx

    Thanks hhb, nice to see you back 🙂 and you know I just love sparkles!

  2. Jeeze! If you get any more inspirational, we might just have to mosaic YOU! As always, love your work!

    xo
    Stacy

  3. Ooh, sparkly! Gorgeous work K.

  4. Kim

    Oh! Thanks Everyone 🙂

    Jeffz – checked out your mosaics: they’re gorgeous!!!

  5. You inspire me! Love your blog!

  6. Carol ( artist_mama)

    Kim…I am continually impress. I can’t wait to see “The Chicken Lady!”

  7. Great stuff Kim!!! It’s nice to be full of inspiration isn’t it? I know exactly that feeling of sending a commission too soon after completing it. At least you have great pics & can make more!

  8. Susan Walden

    Yep, accomplished artist is right!

  9. Kim

    Oh thanks Berta… don’t know about the accomplished bit but I’ll take the rest 😉

    I am abuzz with a creative storm! Finally! Wish you could be here too…

  10. You’re abuzz with a creative storm, and it’s infectious!

  11. That’s not psychotic Kim, that’s just normal for an accomplished mosaic artist!

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