Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Work Work Work

  I am still hard at work in the shop. This little birdie has been waiting to be photographed. I made this oversized humming bird by request for my Aunt Becky. It hovers ready to drink some nectar from the flower, which is a botanical invention of mine. That is I didn't copy a plant from nature. I engineered one to meet my needs for the piece. Although it is trumpet shaped, like most of the flowers that humming birds actually drink from.
I like doing sculptures of things that other people like and i wouldn't usually choose to build myself. It is a good way to test my skills. I usually am very happy with the end result of the project. Sometimes to my own surprise I want to keep it for myself. 
Most of all I really like making work that my customers are really going to love. I love making people smile.
I gotta get back into the shop now. My internet/coffee break is over. 

Friday, October 24, 2008

Wine Sculpture

I have just finished this piece and couldn't wait to get a photo of it. My current set up in my studio isn't big enough to shoot this one it's too tall for my bag drop. I had to take it outside and get some snaps of it. This is the only one that is good enough to put up here. I am trying to keep away from putting snap shots on this page, but i had to show this one right away.
I did this as a custom design for my step dads sister. She wanted a bottle of wine pouring into a glass. She told me how big she wanted it and let me decide how i wanted it to look. This is what i came up with. The glass and bottle are represented only by several distinguishing features and the rest of their form is suggested only by the swirling "vino". 
I really enjoy doing custom work. It helps me to flex my skills and challenge me to exceed  my customers expectations. I am running to the end of my current orders, so i am looking to get some more work. You can contact me at kellensmetalart@comcast.net if you are interested in having me design something for you. I will be working this way until i can get a proper website to sell my work using paypal or something. 
 More sculptures coming soon!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Working to show you work

 I've been busy in the shop working on some pieces that have been sitting for a while waiting for me to finish them. I have also started a few new things that are nearing completion. I've got a pair of life-sized roadrunners in the works and I can't wait to show them to you. The sunfish above is on of several that I have made. This lone bluegill hides in the grass waiting for a snack. He is looking for a good home too. If anyone is interested contact me kellensmetalart@comcast.net 
 I will be posting more pieces soon. Keep watching.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008


Hi. This is my first blog. I am totally new at this, but i need somewhere to show my artwork. This is somewhere to start i guess. I am currently archiving my old stuff that is worth showing. Basically I will be posting photos as i take them.