Hello, everyone. I hope you had a great holiday, and that you’re looking forward to the New Year.
I haven’t been working on any paper mache this week, but I should get to start some big projects as soon as I move into my new house in the middle of January. In the meantime, I’m keeping myself busy by rewriting a book I started back when I was waiting for my last house to close. It’s called “How I Sold My House in Six Days on Craigslist.” It isn’t as much fun as sculpting, but my little rental house just doesn’t have enough light for any serious artwork.
The nice deer on this post is eating out of my step-mother’s bird feeder, right off the deck at Pete and Dianne’s house in Bellingham, WA. (The only wild animals that come up to my deck are cotton-tail rabbits). My dad said he took the photos just a few weeks ago. There’s a foot of snow here in South Dakota, and they’ve still got flowers in their garden!
He also said there are two different deer in the photos, but I can’t tell them apart.
Several people lately have mentioned that they want to make a sculpture of a deer, and Pete said we’re welcome to use his photos. Two of them would be perfect for creating a pattern for a paper mache sculpture, because they’re taken from the side and have the full outline of the body in profile. Thanks, Pete!
If you do decide to use these for a sculpture, be sure to post a photo of it here on the blog. I’d love to see what you come up with. I may even make one, myself, after I get moved. It would be fun to put a deer that doesn’t eat the shrubbery in my new garden. But I have a few more books I want to write, first…
The photos get bigger if you click on them.