Last week I started to work on the sun and the moon sculptures for my sailboat piece. First I cut out some styrofoam into circles. For the sun piece I worked on cutting out cardboard triangles to attach to the styrofoam for the sun’s rays. And then I drew out a face on the sun with a permanent marker and did the same for the moon. After I drew on each piece, I worked on forming/shaping the features for the face. On the sun piece, I used either wires or aluminum foil to shape the eyes, nose, cheeks and mouth.
On the moon piece, I sculpted the foam itself and only used a bit of foil to form the tip of the nose. It’s been a nice change of pace to work on the sun and the moon sculptures after working on the more “exacting” details of the children sculptures. Plus, I have always been completely captivated by the “man in the moon” image, so it has been one of my favorite pieces to work on.
As the sun sets and the moon glows at night, so I continue my sailboat saga. The work on the children sculptures is ongoing along with the other pieces. This week I should be embarking on a “painting the actual sailboat” voyage, which I’ve been highly anticipating. Stay tuned for more updates as the days progress. Until then, enjoy your own voyage. Talk to you soon! And don’t forget to click on any of the images below to catch up on other “work-in-progress” updates for my Sailboat Saga!