May 9, 2018
Celebrating my certification in Automotive clay modelling from the College of Creative studies in Detroit, Michigan. 5/8/2018 I pulled it!!! I am also learning 3D sculpting using a program called Alias, at Schoolcraft college. This incorporates my background in AutoCAD Engineering, and my passion for sculpting.
The model is 1:4 size. I worked on it from January to May. I spent 20 plus hours a week until mid April. Then it turned into 8, 10, and 12 hours every day. I did not even go home for dinner with my kids for 3 or 4 weeks. The program is very time intensive. The philosophy behind teaching this seems to be to watch the demonstrations, practice, and find your way. I did have some Mentors, and 11 other students in the class to consult with. Each Sculptor has their own approach. I have a very good eye for scale, drawing, and sculpting what I see. Learning the surfacing was what needs the most time. My next piece will be a model with bigger surfaces. This will allow me to spend more time on continuous tangent surfaces and less time on detail. Live and learn. Art is a lifetime commitment.
I was honored to meet some very talented Sculptors and top executives from General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler.Here is some of the process, Enjoy!
I had the best view from the 11th floor
March 29, 2018
In March of 2017 I applied to, and was accepted to be in the Clay Sculpting Certification program at the Center of Creative Studies. Located in Detroit, Michigan, the classroom is on the 11th floor of a beautiful building.
We Sculpt cars out of clay BEFORE the real deal!! Yep. Before Manufacturing a real car, we sculpt them from clay, The clay is Hot and it hardens as it cools. This process is fascinating. I look forward to a job in this field.
This is 25% of the real size, 1/4, 1:4 !! in progress… Enjoy!
March 23, 2015
Music sure can sooth my soul. I am so super Lucky!! I got tickets to see the Grateful Dead in Chicago. The “Fare the well” shows!! Stoked!!! The Dead have given me some free art to work with in the near future too. Pretty sweet!
Check out these tribute pendants at the New Website !! I’m collaborating with all these talented old school Dead heads!! Love it!
Note-I decided that since I’m a One Woman show, and cant make up my mind about anything….seriously overloaded with decisions these days….I’m just going to open the website and roll with it. YUP! BLANK white canvas. Imagine what I could do with that? LOL
Always a work in progress!!
Image by Ronald Morley Words from “Comes a time” Grateful Dead
May 30, 2014
I would like to take a moment and officially try to push the start button on my website (even though it is still under construction). I am new, my life is new. As some of you know, last July My Husband, Ronald Nathe Morley, passed away unexpectedly. I am so sorry for our loss. Myself and my children are healing. Ron saved 5 lives by donating his organs. He hybridized many lily flowers we have yet to see be born. My family and I will be growing his babies to full maturity, naming them after him, and most likely donating to the lily society some bulbs each year.
I am truly Honored to have spent 1997 to 2013 with Ronald Nathe Morley. I am looking forward to sharing his art with you from time to time. (images here are of his art) I am also stoked to collaborate with his art and mine. (This pendant photo below is in progress fusing his art onto glass) Stay tuned for the journey! As I venture back into selling my Art and living this life, thank you for being part of it!
This world is full of amazing people! We are here for each other. It is unbelievable how many people have extended peace, love, generosity,heart felt thoughts……I can’t say Thank you enough for the generosity of others. Thank you! YOU!
My first glass “event” since last year!! I am Volunteering for the Michigan glass project this June 6,7,8. Come out and watch Live glass flame working and blowing. Check out the website http://www.themichiganglassproject.com ….some of my art work will be available for sale there. peace!
March 5, 2013
The past 4 months have been life changing. And every now and then, I would like to share the reality. Life does not always agree with our creative goals.
I am happy to announce to the world that in December, my Husband and I took Guardianship of my Great Niece, Sarah Rose. She is 10 years old. I now have a 12 yr old, Nathe(right), a 10 year old boy, Evan (left), and 10 yr old Sarah (top). Getting the family together and starting some new routines has been a challenge, but with time, we are adjusting. This did take precedence over my art for most of December, and January.
While I started November with goals in place to put some work for sale on line. I ran into issues with my equipment and material. My Oxygen generator decided that its purity was going to decrease. This made making marbles difficult because it makes my clear glass dirty. And to top it off, I ran out of clear glass, and now nobody makes the size I am custom to using. Making marbles seams like an up hill battle.
So, I need to pick up and pay for oxygen tanks. Picking up oxygen is a challenge for several reasons. Moving the tanks is difficult. I have over active nerves and I tend to get way to soar after relocating tanks. (Especially when snow is on the ground). The only hours the Oxy tank suppliers are open are when I am at my 9-5 job. That’s how I pays the bills so I can have my equipment and make art for the sake of it. Also, the amount of money these Oxy suppliers bully out of a glass worker is ridiculous. Long story short, I now pick up oxygen during my lunch hour, and I am totally grinning and bearing the entire process!!
As far as the clear glass, that I can no longer get in stock. I have to peel 100% of the surface of the clear glass I can get. I can peel the “scum” off the surface. I can get to the crystal clear material that lies below the surface of a glass rod. It seams like 50% of my glass is getting thrown out. I am in search of a big pot of crystal clear bubble free molten glass to hang out with!
Life sure does bring on surprises!Your caught up to early January…stay tuned because what happens next is totally Artistically exciting! A story for another “category” of the blog. 🙂