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Making wings for my sculpture, the firefly!

This is a sculpture that I've been working on for a while now, probably for over a year, since the body had to be build twice, and so on... You see, I wanted to make it out of porcelain, very thin, so if I put a light inside it would show through, but my first attempt came out too thick.

As you probably already know, my sculptures are all round, so to make this shape using just a very thin layer of clay is definitely a challenge. So I did a second one, much thinner, but this time I was not taking any chances, and made little tiny holes just in case I want to put lights inside!! I feel that if I go thinner with the clay it would just be too fragile for transportation.

The head and the pair of wings I made out of regular stoneware and applied an oxide on them. Oh, wait! The winds I made them twice, as well. The thing is that my first pair of wings were laid flat in the kiln so they flattened. The second pair came out just perfect... but I think they are too fragile for transportation. Yes, I have to always think about transportation when I make my sculptures, otherwise they won't make it to their destinations.

Therefore, after giving it a lot of thought I came up with the idea of making them out of copper. It's the perfect color and it would add some light to my firefly, don't you think?

I started by tracing my wings into the copper, using my stoneware wings as pattern.

Then, I cut the copper sheet... oh, how I wish I would have worn globes! ...and filed the borders all around, to get rid of sharp edges.

Ready  for some action?

It's time to apply heat to my new copper wings in order to shape them. I've never worked with a torch before, but I take my Mixed Media title very seriously, so here it goes!!!

...and my wings are done!

Thanks to my friend Lilian who stopped by to guide me through...

Finish sculpture coming soon!!!


I've been tagged! In Memory of Grace Lee Korbel

Dear Friends,

When I first started blogging I had the pleasure to meet a wonderful artist and an amazing human being, Grace Lee Korbel. She was the first cyber friend I made through blogging and she was always encouraging me through her comments to my posts.

Once, she tagged me, and at that time I didn't have much time to understand what this tagging was all about... I new very little of the blogging world. Well, I just found out Grace Lee had passed away last year...  I knew her health was not great, though every time she felt well she went back to creating wonderful art. So, to honor her creative life I'm passing along her tag for it to continue bringing bloggers together, and please, take a look at Grace Lee's legacy by visiting her blog at  and her Flickr gallery at

Here are the Rules of this game:

1. Link to the person who tagged you.
2. Post the rules on your blog.
3. Write 6 (or more) random things about yourself.
4. Tag 5 people at the end of your post and link to them.
5. Let each person know they’ve been tagged and leave a comment on their blog.
6. Let the tagger know when your entry is up.

But you also have to write something about yourself, something most people think they don’t know about you. If you don’t want to expose your darkest sides – show only the sunny side of yourself, maybe they’ll never find out the other stuff.

Six random things about me:
1. I've been married for the past 22 years and we have three wonderful children.
2. We had a Golden Retriever who passed away last summer and we missed him a lot. We now have 4 Teddy Bear hamsters, mommy and 3 of her babies, one of which is special needs. They were born Dec 30th, 2009 and we love them all!
3. I enjoy working along with friend/artists, sharing our experiences and building friendships.
4. I also enjoy looking at other artists' works, visiting galleries and museums, whenever I can.
5. I am currently working on getting better with the social media.
6. My dear husband is building me a new and improved studio where I'll be able to create and showcase my artworks. Can't hardly wait!!!

Here are the people and blogs I am tagging:

Sikiu Perez
Jan Blencowe
Aaron Caycedo-Kimura
Melody Lamb h
Lori McNee


Mixed Media Artworks in a little coffee table book...

I'm so excited to share with you a book I have published. It contains a compilation of images of my mixed media artworks and it makes for a nice coffee table book. I hope you enjoy browsing through its pages and would like to take it home...just click here:

...and leave your comments, Thanks!


Interview and more... Awareness!

Ann Nyberg,  a Connecticut TV anchor and a beautiful person, came to my home/studio last week to interview me for her fresh and uplifting blog, Annie She had read my last blog entry about my desire to donate my sculpture "Awareness" (read more here), and she wanted to write about it in her blog.

Ann's blog is dedicated to showcase all the extraordinary people and places in our beautiful nutmeg state of Connecticut. So, it was an honor for me to be interviewed by her, and much more... it helps me to spread my message further to find the right foundation to donate "Awareness" to. Here is a link to her blog post:


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