Wednesday, January 20, 2010


I just got a commission to sculpt a larger than life anvil for the Mother Bethel AME Church as part of their Richard Allen 250th Anniversary Celebration. Artist Gail Gaines contacted me (she worked on one of the Boots for the Moore College commission I did in 2008) and said she was working on a project that will be included as part of the celebration and that she needed a giant anvil. The significance of the anvil is that when Richard Allen and his followers started their own church, it began in a blacksmith's shop and the anvil was used as the pulpit. Justin and I are super excited because we both just really like anvils (Justin's actually done some forging...I've done a smidge (A very tiny smidge) but mostly just think they're sexy). Crazy bit is that it needs to be done in a week !!!! Meanwhile I am cranking out foxes and skunks and such (oh my!).
Will post process photos when I can! Should be stressfully fun!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Darla Jackson Gift Guide

Every year when my birthday comes around and Justin asks what I want, I either can't think of anything I want or need or have lost the list of things that I've been trying to keep. This year I'm content to make a list of beautiful and/or fabulous things that I would buy myself if I had any extra money in my pockets.Ecochic ballet flats by TheGeneration

A Rosette Fascinator by Giant Dwarf

French Macaroons

Wonderfoods by Natalie Savona (Because Savannah left in in my car and there are waaaaay too many goods recipes to copy!)

A wonderful dinner at Kaffa's Crossing

mini terrariums by Tortise Loves Donkey

Dregg - antique leather journal with vintage striped fabric by The Black Spot Books

A Haircut at Juju

Homemade Living: Keeping Chickens with Ashley English by Ashley English

Plaid Shirt by Delicia at Three Sirens

Bunny Love Ring by Rabidfox
Felix by Melissa Dixson

Friday, January 15, 2010

Cuteness personified...

Click on the link below to see cuteness personified...aka Capucine trying to out-smart the Tooth fairy...

Fooling the toothfairy from Capucha on Vimeo.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

AC helping Haiti

A close friend (and fabulous studio mate) of mine, Ms. Aubrie Costello, is donating 50% of all art sales to help relief efforts in Haiti. Please check out her website at for details.
The Theatre, 2008

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Cast of characters...

I'd like to introduce the nine animals that I'm sculpting for the Art Alliance show in February...

A Red Tailed Hawk

A little family of Sparrows...

A Skunk!

A Rabbit.

A Black Rat Snake.

A Mouse.

A Squirrel.

A Fox.

And a Raccoon.

Some of these guys are new to the world of Darla Jackson's sculpture and others are old favorites (can anyone say rabbits?). Here's hoping they will all play nicely together...