Wednesday, December 28, 2016

SCULPTURE: "Steampunk Egg"

For Christmas this year, my daughter Jenni's boyfriend, Brad Miller, gave me a carved egg that he had made using a dentist drill tool. Sadly, it was damaged in the mail. 

My Mom had given me a little bag of tiny gears and watch-works as a Christmas gift, and it seemed like a perfect chance to see if I could put "Humpty Dumpty" back together again. I did not succeed...but ended up with it looking more like "Frankenstein's Monster" than Humpty. But it was a fun "puzzle" to solve, and I love Steampunk stuff, so alls well that ends well.
Now my Steampunk Collaboration sits on my mantel with the other egg that Brad carved for me some years ago.

Monday, December 12, 2016

KC Symphony Holiday Card 2016

I'm pleased to have been asked (for the second year in a row) to design the Holiday Card for the Kansas City Symphony! This seems to be growing into a little series featuring the whimsical animal musicians. Last year, I had them playing in the forest. This year...downtown KC. It was an interesting challenge to design something with the KCS logo in there.