Saturday, January 15, 2011
Beginning the Fairy Gourd
Here's a photo of her head and shoulders. I baked this part first then added the body, arms, and legs. The wires are to let me get a good bond between the different parts. I'm not worried about the sculpting on the body because it will be covered with her dress.
My concept for this piece is that gourd will be like a little natural "house." I will paint the bottom part with trilliums, violets, and ferns. The roof will probably be "petals" from pine cones that I will glue on individually. I will paint the area right around the opening like the scar around a knot hole. And my plan is to cut away the skin from the mid section of the gourd and carve it to look like tree bark. So many plans! What will the reality turn out to be?