In heaven, surrounded by new beginnings.
Little did I know when I sat in Stephanie Lee’ class that first morning, that my heart would be opened wide. Like I had come home.
That first morning, we were all like sponges, watching, listening and inspiration surrounding us.
It brought me back to my art school days of wire & wax scultpure.
Then another memory at university, when I made models and molds for my ceramics.
It brought me back, to realize how much I love this stuff!
After lunch when we were let loose to try everything out, It was like an overflow of ideas….my hands didn’t stop, one after another I made dishes, plaques, a boat bowl, inspiration tree.
A creative prayer had been answered, my calling, my medium, my friend. I tried everything Stephanie had shown us on that first morning and for the next 2 1/2 days I was in plaster bliss.
Here are just a few….
Plaster bowl with a leaf molding. *Love*
Quite simply, plaster, wax with engraving and raw umber paint
My “Boat” dish made from cardboard, plaster, wax + mark making.
Stephanie said this was her favorite.
I love how the plaster and wax look like a creamy marble.
A selection of my burlap & plaster pieces.
Of course! I just had to make a tree. An inspiration tree.
Made from carved foam, wire, plaster wrap and lots of love.
“Mediation Tree” plaque. Hand-made from cardboard, plaster wrap and acrylic paint.
Here’s a small selection together at the Show and Tell.
When I got home after An Artful Journey and a wonderful trip on the Big Sur, I jumped straight into finishing my new art series with some plaster and wax added! Some of my beloved plaster pieces are now hanging in my solo show for March in NYC. (more on my show soon)
Are there any new techniques or mediums you have fallen in love with lately?
Louise these are just great. Its wonderful seeing you so excited by this new found creative stream. Just great!
Oh I LOVE all your plaster creations!!!! Truly beautiful! This medium does really seem to suit you. I have been waiting, oh so impatiently, for Stephanie's plaster book to come out. It's a medium I've been wanting to explore for quite a while now so seeing these pictures….ooooh, now I really can't wait!! Thank you for sharing this and I can't wait to see more of this from you! So inspiring!
Oh so pretty! I love your meditation tree.
Dear Louise, what a beautiful post. Your enthusiasm is so infectious! I love your creations especially the inspiration tree! its so "You"!! Thank you for the Show and Tell! Wini xo
This looks so gorgeous! And I love the energy I'm feeling in your post – makes me want to go out and buy plaster! (Not that I would know what to do with it 😉 )
Wow, these are fantastic! I'm totally intruiged asto how you can mix plaster and wax…and I'm completely LOVING the idea of getting those hands dirty :)Your joy and enthusiasm just seeps through your words here Louise..how wonderful to have found your plaster love :)xx
i love that your so passionate about plaster! it's so fun to see that photo of you smiling with your tree! it's all so beautiful!
i've been loving painting with the paints i got for jesse reno's class and using oil pastels and lots of layers 🙂