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Sculpture of…Stoner Jeff Spicoli?


Hello Friends!

On Sunday after I finished my Picasso inspired mixed media piece, I still wanted to play. Last week I printed out a picture of Sean Penn’s character, Jeff Spicoli, from the movie “Fast Times at Ridgemont High”. He was my favorite character when the movie first came out, because back then, I was a stoner, too! Yep, I spent 10 years of my life partying until I got burnt out on it at the age of 27. True confession. But hey, some of us have a sordid past.

Moving right along, I find sculpture to be as difficult as oil painting, but more fun! And obviously, this does not really resemble Sean Penn or his character! But after I finished it, I grabbed some old wrapping paper (that actually represents the 1970s), but I like the colors, and it kind of reminded me of the poncho he wears in the movie. So I set it in front of some construction paper and took a picture!

I just love being spontaneous and creative. It sure is healthier than some of the stuff I used to do!

Have a wonderful day! 🙂 



Clay Halloween Sculptures


Hello Friends!

The last couple of weeks I have been watching two seasonal shows. One is  called Halloween Wars. The other is called Haunted Gingerbread Showdown.

It was pretty fun to see how bakers built huge sculptured Halloween-themed scenes with baked goods, candy, and anything else food related. But on Haunted Gingerbread Showdown they had to sculpt gingerbread combined with other various ingredients to create large Halloween-themed scenes.

So this inspired me to get out my clay and play! I wanted to form some Halloween themed figures and use my largest googly eyes for fun, too.

As I hope you can see, there is a ghost, a spider, a pumpkin and a bat. The bat was the hardest to create because I didn’t try to mount or elevate it to make it look like it was flying.

Lastly, though, I had to smush them all down again so they wouldn’t dry out. This is not the type of clay that needs firing. It will harden but I don’t  want it to. But if it does, I can put it in a plastc bag with some water and it gets soft again.

I find that the fun thing about clay is that it’s easy to use…easy to clean up…and I don’t have to find somewhere to store the sculptures! So it’s great. It takes me back to the days when the kids and I used to play with Playdough for hours. That was also my favorite part of teaching preschool years ago.

I am hoping that in October at least a couple of the instructors in Let’sFaceIt2020 will do Halloween-themed portraits! But even if they don’t, I might!

Have a wonderful day! 😀


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