Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Excuse me- could you pass me my clothes?

I'm naked and I have man hands.

Not really sure how to follow that statement- except with the evidence!

This lady is my haunted war bride in progress.  Its for the ADQ Bride challenge and I have until Dec 15???? I think??? to finish her.  Which considering all I have going on would seem impossible.  I'm starting a new job and I am very excited about it.  I'm preparing for the NCIDQ exam and am very apprehensive about it.  (That's certification for interior designers and its a humdinger of a two day exam that a lot of people don't pass on their first go round.)
But, I don't want to talk about those things right now.  I am just popping in to show you my naked lady.

See, I have to sculpt the body even though it will be covered by a gown to get the gesture correct.  By gesture, I mean the over all positioning of the figure.  What I didn't count on was how therapeutic this work would be.  There's so many things going on that I can't control that at the end of the night when my mind needs to rest but my hands want to be busy...well, this lady gets a foot or a hand or a thicker thigh.  Strange, right?

I don't think it looks as bad in this picture but that's her man hand.  In real life it looks huge!  Maybe not so much when I get the rest of her bulked up more but- right now- Man Hands.  In the last issue of ADQ there was a tutorial on how to do hands so I thought I'd try it. Actually I did do articulated hands on the Art Prize Sculpture but they were fairly easy as they were as large as mine so I had an example- right at hand, so to speak!  Ahhhhhh!  I'm so tired that I find my self even more hilarious than usual.  Please bear with me- 'tis a busy time of year.

Hey- ever wonder why I never have pictures of me?  Because this is what happens when I am not behind the lens.  This is me and the hubs at Houghton Lake, MI on our quick little vacation.  I loved Houghton Lake.  We stayed at a Comfort Inn that was right on the water so this was our view out the window.

It wasn't horribly expensive either!  Hot during the day but cool enough for jeans at night- in August!!!  That's what you get up North, though.  Come September you're wearing ski pants.  Well, Chinamommy would be.  Yeah, who is that?  She's a friend of mine that USED to blog but quit for a while.  I will keep up the good fight.  I like to have a place to post pics and talk about- MEEEEE!

I'm going to have to wrap this up- This is Kayla, daughter/niece who just turned eleven.

The Brookster- 9 1/2.

Pretending to be nice- because that's what I just screamed at them.  Yes, it was a good time!
I HAVE to go- not that I want to but there's a ton of work awaiting me!!!  Feel sorry for me- everything always happens at once in my life....I'd go on.....but....

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

I'm a little side-tracked right now, folks!  I've got some things going on and they are all good!  Can't wait to share but I need just a little more time to nail the details down.  BE RIGHT BACK!