Wednesday, July 20, 2011


   As Benjamin Franklin once said, "Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning."  Whether we like it or not change is an everyday part of life, many of us struggle to face it where as others rush head on to meet the challenges rapidly thrown at us. Change is sometimes drastic, the loss of a job, a home, a loved one, and yet it can also be progressive and positive. Change has been occurring since the beginning of time as the seasons turn from summer to fall and to winter, the leaves turn into a kaleidoscope of dancing colors and then drift to the floor in exhaustion. Although seasons do not change in Florida (our leaves stay green or brown all year long, and we pretty much never get snow) obviously many other things do. My absolute favorite material to work with is clay... I have immensely enjoyed sculpting all of the noses on my bears and I can honestly say that is what make my bears unique and mine. Since I began making bears I have been wanting to combine even more clay into my work but was not quite sure how.... So just like the leaves in autumn I decided it was time for a little change to mix things up. My next creation I will be working on is a soft/hard sculpture monkey in a dress... YES I did just say that. I'm not sure if this will be a complete flop but so far it has gone well I think. Ive attached some pictures of this work in progress, its been quite hard to photograph because the face of the monkey is so tiny.. only the size of one of my thumb prints; enjoy! I hope that you will add a little change to your day too :).
               - Heidi


  1. Beautiful job. I can't wait to see when she is done. I had the pleasure of seeing work from an artist named Terry Antolick. She sculpts animals of clay and covers them in fur. She achieves amazing things this way.

  2. Thank you Joanne :), I am curious to see how she turns out as well! I looked up the artist Terry Antolick and your right her work is stunning! I wonder what she uses to attach the fur to the clay?