Sunday, May 31, 2009

making Cowbella, day 15 + 16

here's a little more progress for you. she's got heightened security now- Eddie and Reese!

Moo-ving Art

check out this article by Willow Belden in the 'Arts, Culture and Living' section, Queens Chronicle, Thursday May 28, 2009.

Happy Birthday Margot Miller!

Happy Birthday to the sensational and always inspirational Margot Miller! It's hard to put into words what this little lady means to me (especially when I am this tired) but suffice it to say it's a TON! Besides being one of my dearest, closest friends, she's the creative genius behind my most treasured possession... the Hope Yoga Bag which she made using Swarovski crystals and was for sale on ebay. I bid like crazy on it, didn't get it, and when she found out how badly i wanted it... she made me one!
Here she is signing a copy of the Time Out NY that she was featured in for being so crafty.
Happy Birthday Margot Miller! WE LOVE YOU! xo

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

making Cowbella, day 13 + 14

feeling a bit cream crackered on day 14. Tomorrow is another day!

Monday, May 25, 2009

making Cowbella, day 11 + 12

on the 11th day my husband helped me drill holes into the cow and fit the rough shapes of the wings. Yesterday was day 12 and it was a full day of detail painting... still so much to do! More photos here.

Friday, May 22, 2009

making Cowbella, day 9

slow but steady progress- still painting in details on the first side and lots, LOTS more work to do! Of course Christina was there to guide me through it all and at the end of the day she helped me stack up my colors and put away my paints.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Making Cowbella for CowParade, day 8

Cowbella has her own 24-hour 'cuteness surveillance' team... and some more color!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

On the 7th day...

... there was COLOR! Yesterday I blocked in some color on the cow. It's only the beginning stages and the first of many coats. Will keep you posted!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Mooving along

Yesterday was day 6 of working on Cowbella and I had a special visitor to cheer me on... my sister Charlotte! I've made some good progress: both sides of the cow have their shapes attached and I am nearly finished filling in the gaps between the shapes and the surface of the cow. I can't wait to start painting!

sculpture of Alex

Huge congratulations to my wonderful former neighbors from Chappaqua! Last night Alex Kleinman had his Bar Mitzvah and for the special occasion I made this mini sculpture of him.

Love you Alex, Ben, Maggie and Mitch! xoxo

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Flushing CowParade update

Sorry I've not posted each day that I've been working... I just haven't had the time! As of now, Cowbella has smaller horns (for a softer look), a second coat of pink and many shapes that have been glued to her surface. For more photos of the progress please click on each day below.

Day 1, Day 2, Day 3 & Day 4

Saturday, May 9, 2009

The Flushing CowParade

I was invited to make a cow for the Flushing CowParade, an event to further celebrate the Year of the Ox. My cow is called "Cowbella" and she's a cousin of Angelicow who I made back in 2000. Today was the first day of the open studio in the Flushing Mall in Queens and it was wonderful! I met so many people and made a million new little friends. I even had some helpers! Today I painted the cow pink and carved out the shapes that I will adhere to her surface. Tomorrow it's back to the mall to continue the work. If anyone is in the Flushing area and feels like stopping by, please do! I will update my progress each day that I work. Enjoy!