Lumps of Clay Make Magic

This Story Begins with a Box of Clay and a Desire to Spend Time Together. And This Guy as Inspiration. Our Thackery. We Begin by Molding an Armature of Paper, Cardboard and Tape. This is Going to Be Larger Than Life. Now the Fun Part. Adding the Clay. Lump by Lump. School Clay is So […]

The Day the Wall Had a Suggestion

And I Listened. The Wall Told Me It Was Tired.  Totally Unimpressed with Its Dressings. Looking Quite Underwhelmed.  And Dull. It Craved Interest and Excitement.     Nothing Long Term. Just a Splash of Fleeting Something.  Fun.  Silly.     And in All Seriousness, the Wall Wanted to Reflect the Family That Sits in Its […]

A Metropolitan Museum of Art Restoration…At Home.

One Year Ago, Miss Doodle 2 and I Created a Clay Sculpture Ballerina. Inspired by Degas’ The Little Fourteen-Year-Old Dancer. We Used a Newspaper Armature, Twig Legs, Clay, and Tulle.  Screws Drilled into her Twig Legs Keep Her Steady. It was a “Mom and Me” Project.  In Clay. Our Little Dancer Was a Surprise Success. […]

Eat your Heart Out, Degas

Edgar Degas.  You know, the Painter and Sculptor of Ballerinas. From France. 100 Years Ago he created Little Dancer of Fourteen Years. Degas was blind when he sculptured the little dancer. He spent 3 years creating this masterpiece.  She stands 3 feet tall. Miss Doodle 2 loved the Dancer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC. And […]