This is a recent commission of my friend's pet cow, Yam. For more photos and information please visit this link:
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Welcome to Darla!
Darla, an Icelandic ewe lamb, was born here Monday afternoon as a result of a unscheduled breeding at Stony Meadows Farm in January/February. I bought her mom, Candice, (pictured with her) uncertain of whether she was pregnant as a yearling.
As you can tell, Darla is teeny tiny! She was most probably born prematurely. Since her mom's milk had not come in, she needed some colostrum. I fed her frozen colostrum from my neighbor's dairy goats for two days. Her mom didn't understand about nursing her lamb, so we had to be a bit forceful with Candice once her milk did come in. Then Candice became a nursing mom.
Now Darla thinks it's time to eat some hay... and she's only 3 days old!!!
Icelandic Sheep have many, many different colors and color patterns. To me it looks like Darla is Mouflon and white spotted. But I haven't learned enough to say for sure. I'll leave it to the experts to determine! One thing's for sure: this breed is born with lots of long curls of fleece!!!
Candice's long fleece has grown since April 8th!
Here are more pictures of total cuteness!!
Monday, June 11, 2012
Please visit this link to see the entire post about my recent Elephant Family sculptures.
Monday, March 26, 2012
Monday, February 27, 2012
Three cats owned by a friend. She gave these portraits to her husband for their anniversary.
I used real fur from each cat in it's portrait.
This is Jooge. His stripes were a fun challenge!
This is Tyson. I loved creating this pose. So inspirational.
This is Tailhook. Sadly, she passed away in 2011.
I was about to give up sculpting cats as they had been quite difficult. However, working on these helped me become more acquainted with the form of felines. So, I'll keep taking commissions for cats. :-)
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Friday, January 20, 2012
This article ran in my local weekly entertainment guide. Andrea Brill interviewed me and did a wonderful job writing this article. She's a wonderful writer and great person. Enjoy!
Monday, January 9, 2012
Last night I made some "toys" for my sheepies! This morning I took them out to their mobile shelter and tied them around. Really, just a couple of empty milk jugs and a couple of old tennis balls attached by nylon cords. Of course they were rather sheepish about having strange things in their pasture! Silly sheepies! But then they started nudging them around with their curious noses. If sheep can have fun, mine were doing just that!