It is the last day of Art Every Day Month and I am a little sad.
I have enjoyed the ride.
Mostly I have enjoyed getting to know the other artists that have participated. Visiting their blogs, reading your comments, sharing emails, supporting one another, and getting to know you. I hope that you'll sign up to follow my blog as I continue on my journey of becoming, growing, and embracing the artist that I am.
Back on November 9th I posted about carving wax and I posted the photo below.
Well, I've made a little progress since then... (my picture aren't the best, sorry, the BF is still in bed)
I still have a ton of work to do on the flower and plan to make a couple more flowers before I take them to the caster.
Refining, when working with wax, means adding texture if you want it, smoothing if you don't and most importantly sanding. Ideally you want to make your wax piece be as close to what you expect the final metal piece to look and feel like. Don't get me wrong, once cast, you will still have to sand and buff your final metal piece but if you refine the wax before casting the cleanup will be so much less.
What made these pieces particularly difficult and time consuming is the size - at one point I thought of starting over but I have always loved little charms so I am sticking with it.
As I continue blogging and creating, I plan to post a few times a week.
More about that in a future post on Friday so come back to visit.
Thank you for stopping by, commenting, and following my journey.