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Old 08-08-2012, 06:22 PM
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ONe day I will make one with the look that Neccy Beccy gives me when she is full of humor and playing her "prank". She stands with her head cocked turned towards me, butt facing me, her muzzle almost to her shoulder, you can see the whites of her eyes for she has her eyes rolled to the side, and she is just about to "skitter" down the sidewalk. Every day I see it and think THAT is what I want to do. It always makes me feel happy inside to see her not only happy but more than that. For an old girl, and one that has suffered so much, that look is priceless. I would also love to capture Victor's alligator look which is his full of mirth and oneryness. Those will be my next two goals I think.
I am sick of being sick, I am tired of the whole business of it, but as long as I can still get my donations in I feel like I am still doing what I am suppose to be doing. I said last year that I was going to do old dogs and I did. I knew what I wanted to do just as soon as I had finished the totem. Expression to me is everything I love and each one builds my skill level a little more. Fingers crossed that next year I can produce what I want. Now to figure out which bird and fill out all the paperwork and drive them into the clinic.

I do not like to do other people's dogs because I do not have the dogs here and working from a photograph always looks to me like I did it from a photograph and it's too easy to make mistakes. I was able to lift Victor's leg and say ok, if it bends like this that muscle does that or his back curves here and his ribs start there. YOu can't get that from a photo no matter how hard you try. I made a greyhound once and was horrified when I finally got to be around a real one how far off I was on the length of that nose. Anyway. THe lyfe so short the crafte so long to learne or something like that. Maybe one day I can, but not yet. THere is a huge difference in working 3 dimensional compared to 2 and that's before you get to learning all the particulars of drying processes, clay bodies, and firing techniques. There is no guarantee that something will turn out the way you want. You can work on something for a week, the power can go out, something else can go wrong, and it's all a bust. Literally.
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Old 08-09-2012, 09:00 PM
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I dropped off my donations at the clinic today. CAme home to find Victor has done something to his inner eyelid. At first his eye was all watery and when I pulled the lid back to check, it looks like there is a tear or a blood blister or something on the inner eyelid. THen he had a bit of bloody drainage. IF he wasn't white it wouldn't be near as noticeable. I put a warm compress on it, he won't let me see well what is really wrong. So back to the clinic first thing in the morning we go. I can't express enough my gratitude in this not for profit service. THis is what I mean when I say without them, I couldn't have my dogs at all. He was perfectly fine an hour ago. I heard a yelp right before this started. I don't know if the cat got him, or he was playing with Pepper, maybe she got him accidently somehow. I wish he would let me see. IF you have a vibe for it to be nothing serious please.
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Old 08-10-2012, 08:27 AM
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Vibes sent for Vic.
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Old 08-10-2012, 04:12 PM
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An eye exam to make sure the pupil did not have an ulcer, a tube of medicine. We got there when they opened so only about an hour wait. 38 dollars and a much relieved me and a happy Victor.
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Old 08-11-2012, 04:57 PM
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finished Taffy. She is up for adoption. I had hoped for darker, and I did try stainging it, but I din't like it so I removed it and left it the way it came from the kiln. There is a small bit of kibble left in her bowl . Title, Mawr Paweese.
That's 4, and that's it for this year. I can't wait to see how well the auction does.
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Old 08-20-2012, 10:09 PM
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Taffy has been adopted by an HSGKC volunteer. I sure hope my little sculpture of her somehow finds her way to the new owner. Awesomenesss. I really liked the way she looked. She had everything I like in a dog. I wish Taffy and her new owner...owners, the very best of a forever life. YAY.
THe auction is Friday night and I can't wait!!!!! SOOOO excited. My son is going to come, and Hyia will be there too.
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Old 08-21-2012, 08:54 AM
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anxious to hear how things go!
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Old 08-21-2012, 10:20 AM
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That Taffy sculpture is just adorable! <3
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