Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Knight Arts Challenge WINNER!!!!!!!!

I am super excited to be named as a Knight Arts Challenge WINNER!!!! Please check out www.philadelphiasculpturegym.com for more details. And here are a few fabulous links:

Laura Graham's Journal
Flying Kite Media

The full list of winners is pretty amazing and I had the pleasure of meeting quite a few of them last night. So many great ideas...congrats to everyone!!!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Who does she think she is...

Any artist/mothers out there, check out this link to a film that the fabulous and wonderful Savannah sent me: http://www.whodoesshethinksheis.net/

Monday, May 2, 2011

Studio Tau: Inspiration of the Month

A huge thanks to Tau for having me as inspiration of the month over at her blog Studio Tau. Please check it out!

How to pack a baby deer...

I may have posted photos last time I shipped one of these out but here it is again for all who are interested in how to cavity pack a baby deer sculpture...

Step 1: Have husband build you an awesome double walled cardboard box. (See box below)

Step 2: Have Courtney (intern extraordinaire) cut many pieces of gray foam to fit inside the box.

Step 3: Place 1st piece of foam in box.

Step 4: Place 2nd piece of foam in box. This piece has been cut so the deer will fit into it.

Step 5: Place 3rd piece of foam into box. This piece was also cut so deer will fit into it.

Step 6: Line cut pieces of foam with Tyvek...This protects baby deer from scratchy foam (which I'm sure would be itchy).

Step 7: Nestle baby deer into his little Tyvek nest. Awww...

Step 8: Place another layer of foam. This piece is also cut out to fit the baby deer but the piece that touches his legs is covered in Tyvek.

Step 9: Add another piece of foam, also cut out to fit baby deer (notice as there is less of him to cover, the deer sized hole gets smaller and smaller). Tuck him in with some acid free tissue to cushion and protect him. The small white lump to the right is a bird that was included as a bonus.

Step 10: Add another piece of foam, also cut to fit the last part of the deer that still sticks up. Fill extra space with more acid free tissue so piece doesn't jostle around during shipping.

Step 11: Add top layer of foam and a note to the buyer.

Step 12: Close box.

Step 13: Tape box shut using brown packing tape. Label with directional arrows and the word FRAGILE as many times as it will fit.

And you'll be happy to know that this guy made it to his new home safe and sound. Yay!