Sunday, September 25, 2011

Kipling for 2 additional days & new baroque bust!

One of those new faces I promised! A whole photo essay of the 2 part mold making will follow soon enough… however right now I have a lot of backlog emails aaaaaaaand my internet connection has been very patchy this whole week. Add to this that my website server (a totally different company) also had problems this weekend (how long I don’t know) and my domain name is also being still affected there by what apparently was an attack earlier (email still not working)… so in the last 4 days these 2 factors are making my response time quite slow! (And fwiw, THIS is why I have an “” email account – I can tell when emails should be coming in to the domain and aren’t)… Laugh at my cheap freebie solution but it’s effective! :)

"Baroque Horse Bust"
4 and 3/4" tall
Completed Sept 2011 - this copy is cold cast brass

Sooo bottom line is the “making of” this bust (at least the mold of it) blog post will have to wait another day or so. I'm asking many questions of my yahoogroup to decide what sort of an edition this will be. I was immensely inspired by the work of John Sherrill Houser and older renaissance and greco-roman stylings here. This was just something I *had* to do.

(and the last week to reserve a copy here)
I need to ALSO share my decision that with my website/host server's downtime issues late this week/I’m going to extend Kipling’s edition 2 more days to end on Oct 2nd to make up for the 2 days that I know of which were lost this weekend. So sorry if this has caused anyone problems? -sighs-

My online queue is not up to date yet. Since they haven't started shipping it's not really a live "queue" to watch.. however they are casting now (well tomorrow) and it WILL be a live queue very soon so I'll get that up soon.

Any questions please be sure to at least copy my email addy (and the paypal addy of of course still works via paypal... but I can't reply to your payment notices right now still - I'm so sorry!).

In lighter news;
Yesterday I was away for half the day at my first “Meet the Artist” over at the Hollyhocks Gallery. They have a nice write up arranged weekly in the local newspaper events section for the artists who will be sitting out meeting people;

How exciting eh?! Those "Meet the Artist" days rotate through the gallery artists so that won’t happen too often but it’s so nice to get out of the studio! It was fun to meet the local folks and learn about the area. My socialization skills are really falling to the wayside in all this rural isolation… lol! Plus, I have to confess I didn’t get enough sleep before hand (in part due to my excitement insomnia I’ve always gotten since I was little)… aaaaaaand yes, in part because I was fiddling with my last 2 items to go up there – the Iaret mounted to a quartz base (quarts sparks and glows red when being cut! And crazily enough, is almost IMMEDIATELY cool to the touch despite being red a second before…)… and the new bust. This is my final set up and some photos of the gallery;


I'm missing 2 main areas here because my pictures were just that blurry...! Without a tripod I'm nearly useless for indoor still photography... but you get the idea of the whole set up I think? :)

Ok, so in the course of preparing this blog post my email has been trying to send a few messages and they aren’t going anywhere. It's been 3 or 4 hours this afternoon now...


I’m going to do some things outside now & try writing back to folks more in a bit. I prefer to keep it to the one email but if I can’t much longer I’ll use the online account. –sighs- Can anyone recommend a good host? This one had a lot of positives but this has come up a few times now. I need to consider hosts that can at least fix things faster than these guys seem to.

The online patchyness I can’t do anything about. The neighbor said he’s passing around a petition to try & get Time Warner Cable out to this road. I would SO love to sign that. I put in a request for them to consider cable to this area before I even moved down here 2 years ago… in the meantime I’m at the mercy of satellites and sunspots (and space debris!). ;)

~~~OH! ~~~The other “new face” that I’ve been talking about is one that people really haven’t seen online at all before yet…. A totally new medallion I’ve done to benefit the “Our Mim’s Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation”. ( A worthy cause that’s very near and dear to me. It’s not the medallion I posted earlier this past year, this is a racehorse in tack. That’s all I’m saying for now until Cheryl and John have created something to sell and are ready to share! :) Soooo stay tuned for that too! :)

Happy Fall All! To my native CT pals, I’m really homesick for the Durham Fair today. If you’re there, have a yummy greasy fried dough with red sauce for me please!


Carol said...

That bust is incredible! I love everything about it :-)

Morgen said...

Awww thank you Carol! Now that I've relogged in here (and peeked at YOUR blog) you knoooooow I'm over the moon excited about my horse, right? (This being a total first for me to commission a paint job I don't want to seem like I'm lurking waiting for updates & all though - lol! But I luvs him already!!! Thank you!!!).

Kelly Savage said...

Wowsa, that bust is incredible!!!! I've not finished reading your actual post, I should go do that now, but I just needed to tell you how AWESOME I think it is. Congrats on another fabulous creation!

Morgen said...

You're too kind Kelly - I didn't write you yet, did I? I'll bet ALL of my questions are so basic! I should go write that email now while the dang thing seems to be wroking again! :D