Monday, June 4, 2007

Happy June!

Summer is here, and the 4th of July Holiday is right around the corner, so I am working on Americana pieces, and some Halloween pieces for PFATT'S Halloween in June party that opens on June 10th! Please remember to stop by and see all of the wonderful Halloween art being offered, and you will also have the chance to win door prizes, so make sure to sign up for that! I have donated a Halloween Optical Lens pendant as a door prize, and you will be able to see a picture of it, and all of the door prizes available on the PFATT website in just a few days.

These are pictures of things I'm working on for PFATT and my first show of the year coming up this Sunday. One of these pieces is already finished, but I wanted to show you all what my pieces look like while they are in process....these are hands and feet....can you guess who they belong too? These are some wonderful old shoes I'll be filling.....I just love antique high button shoes ! They all have a story to tell. Here are some heads that I have sculpted....they are waiting for paint and crackle!
Here is an Americana piece that I am in the middle of. I bought a few antique children's blocks, and this one was just perfect for a patriotic piece!
And here is the head and torso of a piece......his little hands and feet were pictured above. If you guessed monkey, you were right!

I will be back later with pictures of these completed pieces. If any of you are in California please come by the show this Sunday June 10th at the Hillview Community Center in Los Altos. We will be set up in the courtyard next to the museum from 9am to 4pm. This folk art show runs in conjunction with the California Country Show, the best antique Americana show on the west coast! You can find more details on the show by visiting the events page on my website.

Here is one last picture for you today....my girl Carrie! She is always right next to me while I'm working. Here she is sitting on my chair....silly kitty, she thinks it's her chair!

19 comments:

Bonnie Jones said...

Hi Sylvia:
Your WIP is so interesting; I love to see how an artist works. I bet that one piece will be a little drummer boy. Will return to see the finished pieces. Love your work!!!
Bonnie

Elaine Thomas said...

Hey Syl,

I love the face on your monkey piece. I can't wait to see the completed piece. I know he will just be adorable. Talk to you late.

Elaine

Sylvia Anderson said...

Thanks gals! I will post pictures of the completed pieces later this week...I am working like crazy to get everything finished up! :)

Wendy said...

Oooh Sylvia--- that monkey looks great!

CARole said...

Hello Sylvia! I love the old shoes too. As you might know, I have some in my country store, but there are some that I just can't part with, so I keep them in my little favorite room, it used to be Missy's before she moved out. Carrie is beautiful! She looks part Siamese, is she? Maybe Persian too?
Looking forward to seeing your finished art.
CARole

Sylvia Anderson said...

Hi Car, and thanks for your comments! Yes, I love the old shoes too, and have some that I will not part with either. I would like to get a little display shelf someday to keep them all on, but for now they are stored away.
Carrie definitely has Siamese or Himalayan markings, but her personality is not Siamese at all...she is very loving and sweet, and doesn't yowl or make noise like most Siamese do. She must be mixed with something....she was a rescue kitty, so we aren't really sure. She's a sweetie pie!

Thanks again! :)

Sylvia Anderson said...

Thanks Wendy! He's pretty much finished, and I'll be posting his picture soon. :)

~Tonya said...

Oh Sylvia, I can't wait to see it! I would love to be able to create from paper clay and such. Someday.

I am so looking forward to seeing the update on PFATT! All Hallow's Eve is my VERY FAVORITE time of year.

Carrie is so very sweet. She is just like my Lou Lou. He is always near...

Smiles,
~Tonya

Lorraine said...

Oh Sylvia, I can't wait to see them all done!

Kitty Forseth said...

Wow, you've been having fun!! (AND working hard). I can't wait to see all of the completed pieces. I am crazily trying to finish some Halloween for PFATT, hoping to get them don in time.

I didn't realize that CA Country was this weekend, yikes! I tried to get an application, but never received one, grrrrr. I LOVE that show!! I'll try to come :).

Thanks so much for linking to me, this is so much fun.

See you soon,

Kitty

Kitty Forseth said...

Ohhhhhhhh... and I love your beautiful kitty cat!!

First and foremost... said...

Lovin' the monkey Sylvia!!

Suzanne said...

Sylvia~
Thanks for all the "process" photos...it's fun to see how it all comes together. Your monkey is adorable!
Sounds like a fun show, wish I could drive over to CA!

Suzanne

Once Upon A Notion said...

Sylvia,
Great work! Thanks for the in process pics - I hope to work in some paperclay this week! I guess I should just dive right in.....

Steph

Mica said...

Monkeys!!! Love!!! So nice to meet you here in Blog land. I have followed your work for sometin=me now, it is just so whimsical.Hope to get to know you more. Mica
From Garb-oodles

Sam I Am said...

holymoly girl!!! you've been a busy bee!!!!!!
i LOVE the monkey!!! How CUTE!!! :)


(i read about your donation.. did you send that?? cuz i haven't rec'd it yet..so now im worried.. )

Lana said...

oooh Sylvia! Your studio looks like fun! I'm always amazed at the pieces that you do ~ can't wait to see them finished!

Lana

Hallowed Hill Primitives said...

Sylvia, I love seeing all the bits and pieces and can;t wait to see the finished products. I'd love to see some pics of your studio!

Sarah

Rachael said...

Sylvia~ WHERES the pics of your show~ your killing me with anticipation girl! My box got here today~ thankyou SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much~ youre a lifesaver! xoxoxox