Google Translator

Recommended Links

Thursday, January 7, 2010

New Years Resolutions

Normally I never make resolutions since I never keep them. We'll see if this year'll be any different.
In 2010, I want to become a better figural sculptor. I started to teach myself anatomy after my first sculpt looked more like an ancient elf than a baby. My second head sculpt actually looks like a child..... a bit big and more work needed but I'm happy with my progress.
The other big goal is to work my way thru both of Angie Scarr's books. I only hope this won't conflict too much with getting into a bikini this summer.

Starting off easy:
My cheeseboard... made of cernit (granite), is 1-3/8" in diameter and 1/16" thick. I added an inner ring for realism.

Yorkshire Wensleydale Cheese with cranberries....mmmmm, highly recommended! Mild with just a hint of sweetness.

Here's my tutorial using fimo:
waxy covering:
4 parts bordeaux red to 1 part navy blue.
cranberry pieces:
4 parts bordeaux red to 1 part navy blue and a hint of carmine red. Bake and grate into slivers.
4 parts white to 2 parts champagne to 1 part light yellow. (I used a half inch ball of white to make 1 cheese)
Condition well and include some of your baked slivers. Roll into a ball. Flatten to 1/4 inch thick. My real life cheese is approximately 2-3/8" high and has an 8" diameter.
Roll out the waxy covering and cover your cheese smoothing out all seams. The easiest way is to cut a long piece the height of your cheese sides and 2 circles for the top and bottom of the cheese.
Chill in the fridge for about an hour.
Slice & lightly texture the cheese (not the covering) using a crumpled ball of tin foil.
Bake at the recommended time for your brand of clay.
When cool, paint the waxy outer wrap with a matte varnish.

Bon appetit! ....oh and don't overindulge, we have Camembert/Brie, Edam, Swiss and Danish Blue Cheese coming up.


  1. opk.. lets make a deal.. I will teach you anatomy.. you send food...K?

  2. Good going, I applaud how you worded you resolution. You are now treating yourself with the proper respect you deserve, you are indeed a sculptor, therefore you are an artist.

    If you sell your work you will be a professional artist instead of an amateur artist. Only difference is money just the same as athletes. Remember that you can win the Olympics, be the best, be world famous and still be an amateur. It is a respected term and should not denote lack of ability.

  3. Wow - both the cheese board and cheese look amazing! I haven't set any mini goals this year... probably a good idea to though! Good luck with sculpting! I can't wait to watch all the goodies you make! hugs, ara

  4. I agree with Ara- the cheese and the board are amazing! Great job! I wish you the best with your sculpting- my Dad always told me the best way to get good at something is to keep doing it :) I look forward to watching your progress-- you will probably inspire me to try- I am scared of sculpting!

  5. Wow...they are both amazing.

    Good luck with the sculpting...I am trying as well.


Always love hearing from you....