Tuesday, November 18, 2014

I applied for the Encinitas Street Faire this morning! The show is two days, but I decided to go for the 26th of April, a corner space. Hope I get in!

Yogi Surf Crossing "Opening Day"

November 15, Mom and I gave our Yogi Surf Crossing is a premier display at the Encinitas Community Center. It was a fantastic turnout with fans from high school and the customers from the grocery store (where I worked for 24 years). I am a late starter in the art world, and I can now appreciate the hard work and long hours it takes to be involved in an Art Show. The rewards outweigh the many weeks of preparation. The T-shirts were a great success with a support team that shared their ideas and thoughts on extending the popularity of YSC.

Ocean Dancer Up Date

I am not sure how to edit a precvious post, so I will add it here. A few thoughts before moving on to an wonderful turn-out I had November 15th, 2014 (one day after my 60th birthday!) selling Yogi Surf Crossing at the Holiday Bazaar in Encinitas.

Ocean Dancer sitting on Hard Red clay, this is the mold.

Silicone Painted on in four layers

Creates another mold

Working with Brandon Roy at the California Academy of Sculpture in Fallbrook, California has been such a forfilling experience. He is a kind generous instructor, that shares all his knowledge in a soft spoken tone with patience like a Grandfather. Helen Wilson, is instructing, this semester at Palomar college, which has been a teaching experience for me, as I help the first semester students learn the many steps in creating their “Mask”.
What perfect timing, I am moving forward in creating three small rays; their setting, two  swimming along side each other and the third, peeking through the sandy ocean bottom. The fourth ray is a mini-version of the larger ray which will be named Ocean Dancer II, she will be entered into the San Diego Botanical Garden 2016. Here is a look at the 2014 exhibit….

So many tasks are racing through my creative brain:
1.     How large will the sculpture have to make a “statement in the underwater succulent garden?”
2.     How will I raise the capital to build Ocean Dancer II
3.     Where can I learn more about raising capital?
4.     Learning about “Crowd Funding”
5.     Where to buy the materials?
6.     What is the quantity of materials that I need?
7.     Is there a minimum for such materials?
8.     Where will I build Ocean Dancer?
9.     The slurry; how much time?
10.  Raise money to pay Brandon, at California Sculpture Academy to assist in the process.
11.  Finished processes, which includes;
12.  Sand Blasting
13.  Picking
14.  Using the circular blade to cut and polish?
15.  Patina, the Master Ron Young!

I went to the SDBG and measured the Octopus as suggested by a reliable source. That octopus really makes a statement and the movement is grand. She is about 30” at the base of the main body; the arms are about four feet long. This gives me an idea on the size in which I need to work.

Briefly read about “Crowd Funding and found a source from Forbes which has already research the diffidence in the sites and what they have to offer. Indiegogo is the one for me, they help you by offering manuals, suggesting to “get-the-ball” rolling before starting your campaign.

Grants are another opinion; hopefully I can find help for writing a grant.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Greeting Cards just arrived!

Another Wonderful Creative Week

It has been an amazing week at California Sculpture Academy! Ocean Dancer II is on the move. Did the last coat of silicone today. Also, received an email that I received 2nd place in the Del Mar Art Show AND, the Yogi Surf Crossing shirts are finished!