Monday, May 24, 2010

And the bride wore Orange

My friend asked me to make a felt sculpture of her daughter and her finance to be used as a wedding-cake topper. I started it last December, using photos of the couple (I'd met the bride, but have never seen the groom.) I was also given a photo of the wedding dress, and was asked to have the groom in shorts, Sandals and Hawaiian-style shirt. The wedding is next month, and I have just finished it - the bride and groom know nothing about this, and will not see it until the cake comes out. I hope they like it!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Under the Big Top (a lesson learned)

Here's a little commission I enjoyed making last month. It was for a fundraiser auction for Camellia Waldorf School in Sacramento. Their yearly auction was to be called "Camellia Palooza -Under the Big Top."
I really enjoyed making it, and sort of went beyond what they asked for. It triggered my desire to do a vintage circus series of sculptures.
Here's a photo of the final piece, along with my little concept sketch.

One disappointing note, although they paid me my deposit on time, I am STILL waiting for final payment, even though I shipped it to them over one month ago! Lesson learned. On commission pieces, ask for 50% down, send photo of finished piece, wait for final payment to arrive, THEN ship it out. I have no doubt that these folks will pay me, but it's annoying, and bad on me for not having proper written policies.