Luck of the Irish…..

It is so nice to be back in the swing of things.  I was going to say the land of the living, but that sounded so inappropriate!  It has been exactly 3 months since my Pop passed away.  The desire to be creative is back, the grief has softened, and I feel his presence in all my creative endeavors.  My Pop was 100% Irish, with a last name like Boyle, and the first name of Patrick it was a sure thing he was full of blarney.  The leprechaun was the first creative urge I had coming out of my funk.

The basecoat was on last time I visited this project.  I had drawn out his facial features and was ready to transfer them and get to bringing him to life.  It is very hard to create dimension on a flat surface, obviously I hear you say.  I still have always preferred to work on this surface.  Once again, I am using the water based acrylics to paint with.  Slowly layering the colors.  The use of a spray sealer in between colors has always allowed me to wipe off any new layer of color with out ruining the layer below.  This has saved me many times from having to start all over because I have messed with it too much.

leprechaunfacestartedSo far so good!  Still a long way to go.  Not to worry though, I have a whole year until I will need him to grace my candy jar, LOL.  Now I would like to get the hair and ears finished and make him his green top hat with the gold buckle…………….. Cyn


About designbycyn

Sonoma County, California ceramic enthusiasts Cyn and Steven Gradek have worked in the clay medium since 1996. They had a retail store where they held classes and provided the essentials for fellow ceramic enthusiasts. The business evolved into producing for other retail outlets and artist. Which quickly grew and they closed the retail storefront and concentrated on the wholesale business. With their 3 children raised and on their own, they had time to pursue their own creativity. Cyn learned how to embroider from her Grandma Cirner at a young age. After that she found sewing, cross stitching, crocheting, well you get the jist, LOL. She hasn't met a craft that she hasn't liked. Blogging was suggested by her youngest daughter, Colleen. At first it was a battle to get her to try it, but eventually Cyn started to enjoy the exercise. The blog on Cyn's website was limiting, so Colleen got her started with Wordpress. Hope you enjoy her Adventures with Creativity!
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