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!
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 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 www.aubriecostello.com for details.