My dad and his Starbucks cup underway.

Just joking around I saw my dad recently with his customary Starbucks cup and I kidded that if someone were to make a statue of him they’d have to put a Starbucks cup in his hand and do he said I should make him one. Since his birthday’s on Wednesday I thought I’d hurry up and try. Mind you I have never attempted a person nor anything this large. But here it is thus far… I am not sure if I should paint it when done.

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Art with Joel. This is the picture he chose

A nice young man entered an art contest for which he had very little time to prepare. His mother brought him to me and we worked first in a clay sculpture and then with acrylic. He brought a nice picture of an old rock structure in a field with hills in the distance. Since he had very little experience with painting I showed him how to water down the paint and out on washes of background shapes. This is a very shape driven painting. My eyes first land on the triangle if green field and then to the house. He left to finish his painting. I couldn’t leave mine undone so had to finish it up. May you win that contest Joel. You are an artist!

Since I’m thinking of all my art right now as backgrounds for my owls.., talked a few into posing in front. Of course they had no choice.

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The last owls. Count is 72.

Who knew that there could be six dozen owls in a 2 1/2 pound bucket of Crayola air dry clay? That and there were probably also a couple I molded and had to throw out as well as a little pig and a newborn pig and a newborn horse. All were under 2 inches tall.

My craft supply store did not have any more Crayola products in the clay section so I got some new Clay and I hope it’s as good to work with as the Crayola.

The last of the owls. Drumroll …

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Today’s owls

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I may not do any more if the quarter inch owls. The painting is difficult as holding onto the little guys is difficult. Yesterday I dropped one and it was betweenthe carpet fibers.

Almost done! About 2 dozen clay owls are almost dry enough to paint. Then I am moving on to make the display. The owls have been easy to form with really only using my fingers. However yesterday I formed some that I pressed in my sizzix embosser which is a whole different look. Tomorrow I will sidetrack to making some hair bows. My goal is to fill up a craft booth and the teeny owls don’t cover much square footage.