Friday, 21 December 2012

Snuggled down at home, a bit of the dreaded lurgy. Soup is on, curry is started, time to do a little social media! Etsy Coupons for WastelandArtisan

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Lise Watier Commercial

So a month ago I got to work with some amazing, creative and beautiful people on creating a mask for a makeup commercial. I got to go to the fitting, meet the model, poke at her face and make a custom mask for the shoot, this is the end result! I should have asked for that gloss too, it looks amazing.

Monday, 10 December 2012

Almost there!

Finished the second to last show of the season, almost wish I had more :) thank you to everyone who came out and supported the hard working artisans ! it's wonderful to see so many people, we're still not there yet, I can pretty much guarantee that walmart is more packed than any craft show but it's getting better every year, so thank YOU for getting it! Every purchase you make from a local artist or craftsperson is voting with your dollar, encouraging the arts and inspiring new artists, showing them that it IS possible to do what you love. Every dollar vote is giving us access to take our art to another level, every dollar vote buys classes and supplies and allows us to network with other creators. and for that dollar vote? you get a beatiful piece, a story, and to meet the artist directly. You get to give our creations as gifts to the people you love, but it's not just a "hey this was on sale at futureshop so here you go" you get to describe the scene, talk about the artist, express the inspiration behind the piece, you get to tell a story about the gift, and that's pretty amazing.

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Post train station

Lovely little venue, alas, not enought traffic so for now, I can't really do it again :( If you stopped by and wanted to see more (and find out how to purchase) check us out at www.facebook.com/claycave yep, I'm saying it again! :)

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Just a quick note to let you all know that we'll have a teeny little kiosk at the Beaconsfield train station this Thursday, Dec 6th from 3:30 to 7:30 PM. It's a first for me and I may or may not do it again so if you find yourself in the area, stop by! 104, avenue Elm, Beaconsfield, Quebec

Monday, 3 December 2012

So I have this thing, see? I'm afraid to look at other people's masks because if asked, I want to be able to honestly say my ideas come from my head. Even if you don't conciously do it, isn't it possible you might accidentally be...inspired? also, I get upset if I see stuff that's SO BEYOND what I do, I have to sit back and remind myself, I've only been doing this for months, not years... I just had a big question about riveting...and I solved it while typing it out... now all I need is an anvil! (because riveting inside a beak sucks)

Thursday, 29 November 2012

the many ways to watch

I'm not sure how many of you are actually reading this, and I know these things take time, so I'm going to keep going... and if blogger isn't your thing, there's always: Tumblr Twitter aaaand Facebook So connect with us and good things will happen (like discounts, free tutorials and give aways)
my "awful squid-head with writhing feelers"

Friday, 23 November 2012

This is not an ood. Definitely not Zoidberg, this is a Cthulhu inspired cephalopod mask..okay? :D
Wanna keep up to date on what I'm doing and where we'll be? Like my page on facebook! Www.facebook.com/claycave

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Pre Show Update!

There is SO much going on, I apologize for being a terrible blogger. I've been working on a project and I'm terribly behind on the holiday prep, my first show of the season is this Saturday! I'll be at the Dollard Civic Center this Saturday and Sunday from 10-4. that's here : I promise to get organized...i do :) Now, I leave you with a delicious looking mini poutine, made in clay, coloured with pastels.

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Stylized sugar skull?

And an update, two more attempts...not there yet, but getting close!

First attempt, its...very...stylized.
But I've learned a lot, and that's what matters? :)


Saturday, 3 November 2012

Painted masks?

I'm no painter, and more than a little allergic to cats, but here we go!
painted and sculpted leather cat mask, I think he's pretty cute, and hypoallergenic.


Monday, 29 October 2012

Peelable rotten skin?

My son has some zombie contest at school so we're experimenting with makeup using craft supplies.

This is after it was removed, looks ever more disgusting.


Tuesday, 16 October 2012

So a few days ago I decided to do some work on simple, but well made barrettes. Its difficult to make inexpensive leather items, but I think they turned out pretty cute :)
Today? Beads! I've missed making them, not so much sanding...


Saturday, 22 September 2012

other kinds of art

On top of being ridiculously crafty, we do other stuff, stuff I don't get to talk about much, but some of you might find interesting. Today, for example, was a hops harvest, a first try with traditional, non-hybrid hops, and FRESH too. My hands smell like skunk and i'm scratched and itchy, but I like seeing my invasive hops plants go to a good use, in this case, BREWING!
So anarchy brewing, no idea what might come out of it, a pale, a blond, or an IPA... I'm hoping for IPA :)

Monday, 17 September 2012

facebook like-age

Facebook fanpage and don't forget to like us on facebook! (yeah, that's the old name, but if i change it again it's a huge pain!)

After!

I feel like a jerk for selling out of hero masks and having to turn people away! So here's the deal, if you're here from comiccon and came here from my business card, I will cover your shipping on the masks. Email me at wastelandartisan @ gmail.com and tell me what's on the back of my card :)

Saturday, 15 September 2012

Not another comiccon post

Yesterday was so much fun!and now I'm at home working my butt off making more stock, here's a custom template I'm gonna mask up in the next hour or so :)


Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Last minute push!

Tomorrow is set up for comiccon, I'm a wreck!  I'm rushing though the final pieces, staining and finishing. Exhausted!


Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Happy doodlies!

Comiccon prep continues. Doodlie production makes me giggle to myself like a mad woman .


Saturday, 1 September 2012

Dawn of the comiccon

I'm freaking out people! Prep has been so delayed, a vacation where I thought id accomplish way more than I did. The illness and death of a loved one. New intense back and shoulder pain.  Supplies have not arrived. I'm a stress monster.

Monday, 27 August 2012

another plague doctor mask?

Okay, so it's the thing to do, right? right... well I wanted to breathe, I didn't want to sew, and I don't know how to do darts... so a few months into my leather crafting journey, I finished my first really 3-d mask.. he's still lacking the hardware and straps, but I need to make a trip to tandy for that...soon i hope :)

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Saturday, 7 July 2012

Still at the beach

So I figured id get all kinds of work done here...

Nope.
Everyone deserves a vacation...right???


Thursday, 5 July 2012

Silver-spotted ghost moth

DH runs into the cottage today "I don't know if my eyes are playing tricks on me, maybe it's leaves, but come see this" So I run out, scoop this little lady up and bring her in for a photoshoot. I had no idea what it was, it looked vaguely like a sphinx moth, a silk moth, a tussock moth... turns out it was Sthenopis argenteomaculatus, the Silver-spotted ghost moth. What a gorgeous little creature...

Saturday, 23 June 2012

Katacombes!

So the show wasn't a huge success, but I had a great time :) the heat was out of control though and had to skip my evening plans and come home. I'm sunburnt and sickly


Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Surprise show! Come out and see us from 1-5 at the (in)famous Katacombes !

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Finished shiny kitty

Oooh flashy.  I really wanted an aged look and ...yeh, quickie finish, the shape was off, so I got bored, but its finished!?


Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Murderous kitty mask

I'm having a really hard time with this one. I haven't quite mastered mask templates yet and even after the leather is cut and sculpted I find myself make more rough cuts. Here he is, almost dry (before decorating)


Thursday, 7 June 2012

Skelly heads (yeah i know)

It takes me forever to finish these but! New cutey lapel pins! And they glow!


Monday, 4 June 2012

Nemesis

F you foredom buffer, you throw my beads, freeze my hands and vibrate your own wheel off.


Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Test..ies

Been having trouble posting photos from my phone. Here's a random one of my dog, gardening.



Last of the morrisburg photos

The previous photos can be seen at www.claycave.blogspot.com please change your links as i'm now posting here!
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My favorite sign <3
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our yearly group project, given to the wonderful Moyra!
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Melly's surprise shower for the best baby ever!
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Our beautiful and talented group of ladies on the last day. A little happy, a little sad.