Sunday, August 21, 2016
Making jewelry pieces (done with the Summer Line up, working on a stunning new Fall line up). Many of the pieces I use, I find them at the local Swap Meet and wire wrap vintage found objects into jewelry. No one else on Etsy does this; no one else wire wraps beads as small as seed beads. And not to worry. I am still working on the Sprites drawing series, finding my pencils, just need to find time to finish Shoten Zenjin, and then it goes to Ink! These will be up for sale on Etsy also~ :)
Kimberly M Zamlich
I started off with the Pterosaur exhibit first, then proceeded to my favorite section~the Age of Mammals. It blows my mind to think that many of these large animals lived here~right in California~and that we had the American Lion, which was a third bigger then the African Lion. I drew a lot that day, and my brain was fried by the time I got to the Lions. Check out the progression of skill: Pterosaurs, roughly drawn in semi darkness, had lunch, blood sugar went up, here I get the cleanest drawings in the Dinosaur Hall, then my brain gets tired and the two last pages, the sketches get looser. I've got eye and brain fatigue.
Which is frustrating since we finally get to the Big Cats and my brain is fried! I don't know what it is~when I get to the Big Cats, the Lions, the Sabors, I get teary eyed. They are my absolute favorite. All curves and tapers. Beautiful inside and out. All paws and teeth. Out of all the bones I've ever sketched, the prehistoric mammals, esp. the Big Cats grab my imagination; they are so majestic and are the epitome of incredible design.