Monday, December 10, 2012

Holy Cow!

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

A Very Late New Comer!!

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

Monday, March 26, 2012

Evolution of an Elephant

 This is the first member of a family of Elephants that were commissioned by a client in California,
 the Mother.
The next two will be babies!!

See how she grows!

Made of 100% homegrown Suffolk Sheep wool.

Now for some color!

Monday, February 27, 2012

New Cat Commissions Completed

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. :-)

Friday, January 20, 2012

Just A Little Press

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

My Sheepies!!

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!