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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Dog bits...

This new house we live in is lovely and old.
Which means the house has lots of rooms chopped up and even
though we put in an amazing wood stove, the heat doesn't quite
reach the room which is my studio.
So during the cold months I've been working in the main room where
the heat is but now the spring weather is on it's way
and I am once again able to work in the studio room in comfort.
Sometimes I watch these shows about the Tiny Living revolution and I wonder...
Could I be in a space that small?
I must admit I do love 'my stuff'...
I love to surround myself with lovely things from near and far, old and new and treasures
I've had for years. 
I love to look at art my friends have given me or pieces I have purchased from them.
Anyway, back to work..
I'm currently creating a likeness of a customers dog...
His name is Alexander The Great...appropriately since he is after all
a Great Pyrenees!
 So he's coming along nicely...
 The form is what I am looking for and so far so good...
 Sometimes I start a piece and It's just not taking shape.
I will cut off heads, legs or whatever and start again and 
do whatever it takes to get it just right...
Still got a ways to go...
The finishing touch will be using some of ATG's real fur which
the owner has been collecting...
That's all the news for now.
Hope everyone is well.
Thanks for stopping by!


Jacquie said...

Wow! That's beautiful. What a touching way to commemorate a departed fluffy. I'm with you about the tiny house movement. I love my things. We decluttered so much when we went from house to apt. But I love my spinning wheel and my books and sewing machine. The thought of not having room to get away from each other. I just can't see it. A tiny house studio? Yes. Oh yes.

Kerry O'Gorman said...

Thanks Jacquie...luckily this dog is a new kid and just beginning his lifes adventures on the coast...I have done a few of the Departed and it's always difficult but it helps in the grieving for some.

Lucinda said...

I love your studio!!!! And that view with the beautiful tree! Gorgeous!
Your home is so lovely ... with the wood floors and stove in the corner ... Just beautiful Kerry!
Hope you are doing well!

Tatersmama said...

Your home is absolutely lovely! I always love seeing other peoples treasures, especially hearing the stories behind the sweet little gifts from friends. Due to a pretty severe knee injury not long after we moved into our new house, I still haven't gotten much accomplished decorating-wise, but your pics give me hope that I will eventually get there!

Terriea Kwong said...

Cozy and warm home with pretty setting. Cute and loving felted doggie.