Saturday, November 5, 2011

Saturday Sharing - Art - Nancy's Sculptures

border collie dog sculpture
I don't do this nearly often enough, however, part of this blog is supposed to be about art so here we go:-) Today, I wanted to share some of my mom's (Nancy's) recent sculptures because, well, they're just so darn amazing to me! Yeah, I'm her daughter and biggest fan, but just ask her, and she'll tell you I'm her worst critic. I'm a bit... ummm... shall we say anal? ;-) Oh well - I do it with my own art, too. I know there's no such thing as perfect, but doesn't stop me from trying.

The first sculpture I'm sharing is a custom dog that she just finished. She did this for Wendy and Charley, the owners of Critter Corner. They recently made space for some of Nancy's pieces in their shop. So, as a thank you, she did this sculpture of their 14-year-old Border Collie, Katy. We delivered it yesterday, and they seemed thrilled with it and the likeness. Even Katy gave a sniff of approval:-) I'm including a couple of the photos it was based from.

This next piece is the first regular horse my mom has done. It's a Gypsy Vanner foal. She's done carousel horses before, but this little one is more 3-D and realistic.

gypsy vanner foal, horse sculptureOh, and this cutie is the first little girl that she's done:

girl and puppyThe last two are boxes that she's done recently - these are wonderful for storing lightweight keepsakes! I know, because I have my own:-)

barn owl sculpture
cheetah sculptureI'm always in awe that these pieces started out as a lump of clay! That, and it would seem no subject is off limits for my mom. If you happen to be interested in a custom sculpture of your own, give us a holler:-) You can also find out more about the non-custom pieces above by clicking on the photos. Hope you enjoyed this art stroll, and stay tuned for more art and photos to come!