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January 2, 2017

Well, it's a new day, a new year and things have been moving quite quickly. I'm about to open an Etsy Shop to sell some of my stickers and art prints/originals. I'm also kicking around the idea of crowdfunding the first run of prints of my book, A Little Snog, time wil...

October 31, 2016

So, I've really been using my molds and cranking out Snog figures. It's fun, I'm learning and I'm even building a bit of confidence in what I'm doing. Was building confidence, that is...

So I made a batch of both big and little snogs Friday evening. I did them quite qui...

October 26, 2016

IT WORKED!

I was able to pour more silicone onto my half-way-done-oh-no-i-messed-up would-be mold, and it worked! Almost too well... The silicone of this cast encased my new figure so well, I had a hell of a time trying to pull out the clay!

I ultimately was able to get...

October 24, 2016

So, I sculpted a second Snog figure, this time really planning for how it will be pulled from the mold. I want to create a mold that will be able to maintain its integrity and ultimately let me cast many figures from it. I learned a another important lesson in this att...

October 18, 2016

I decided to paint my first figure, to polish some of the imperfections. I chose to use a stark black to give some nice contrast and a retro feel. This was a bit of an homage to the greats like Mickey and Snoopy.

I was even able to cast 2 more figures from my broken mol...

October 17, 2016

I used Smooth-On Mold Star 16 Fast to cast my clay sculpture, regretfully, I didn't take any photos of the clay figure. The silicone took about 30 min to cure, and I learned some very important lessons regarding appendages and spacial reasoning. The ears broke off and...

September 24, 2016

All in all, it was a success! I was able to show off draft copies of my book, A Little Snog, and the support I had from friends and family was great. I was actually surprised at how many showed up to see me.

Advice for future graduates who happen to read this, make sure...

September 22, 2016

I'm prepping and organizing all the things I'll be bringing tomorrow. The air is definitely full of a strange mix of nervous butterflies and excited determination. Honestly, I still haven't prepped a reel of any sort. I've got so much printed materials I plan on bringi...

September 15, 2016

Alright, Graduating Senior Portfolio Show is one short week away. It will be in the lobby area of the

Art Institute of Houston, located at 4140 Southwest Fwy, Houston, TX 77027. Prospective employer hours are 10:00AM - 11:00AM and is open to all friends and family from...

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