It’s almost 2014! Boy, this year went fast. When I got up this morning it was -12° F, with a 10 mph wind. I just checked, and it’s now 1° colder! Brrr! It’s a perfect time to stay inside and work on a new paper mache project.
Do you have any projects planned for the new year? Whatever you have planned, I’d love to hear about it. (And then, of course, keep us posted on your progress over on the Daily Sculptors Group Page.)
As I look over the year we’re now leaving behind, I can remember several things I intended to make, but didn’t. Do you do that, too? You get a great idea and you can see the finished sculpture in your mind clear as day. But, for whatever reason, you get distracted and do a dozen other things instead? No big deal, though — those projects can go on the to-do list for next year. 😉
While you’re thinking about what you’d like to make in the coming months, I hope you’ll also send me some advice about what you’d like to see next for this blog. There are tons of tutorials here already, but there’s always room for more. I had fun making the video about painting a dog’s eye, so I thought maybe I’d do another video about painting paper mache – this time about an easy way to get realistic fur. But that won’t take long, and with this winter weather keeping me inside, I need more than that to keep me busy. Do you have some ideas for me? I’ve even thought about doing another book, so if you have suggestions about a specific crafty subject that would fill up over 100 pages and keep me occupied inside for a few months, please let me know.
That’s it for today. (If you’re wondering, the flying piggy at the top of this page first appeared on this site back in 2009. You can see the post here.)
OK, one more thing. A lot of people have asked me what happened to that dragon I made a few months ago. He’s out on my front porch, waiting for the weather to warm up so I can paint him. I couldn’t bear the idea of splashing all that paint around in my dining room. I’m thinking about giving him a coat of concrete sealer before I paint him, and maybe putting him out on the front lawn, if I can figure out how to keep the local college kids from throwing him in the back of their pickup truck and taking him home. 🙂