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New Life Close Up by Slersk
New Life Close Up
This is the first of three projects I completed for my sculpture class this semester.

Made entirely from plaster and painted with acrylics, this is a piece of wet driftwood with a small suculent plant growing out of it.

OMG THIS TOOK FOREVER. Carving the driftwood took about 15 hours and then carving the tiny leaves (which had to be done individually and then glued together because of the nature of plaster) took about 12 hours. I also made a "wet sand" base with mdf, spray adhesive and sand from my yard(took another 2 hours), but placing the piece out in the sand itself is a way better way of displaying this piece.


Anyway, the driftwood is supposed to symbolize how I view myself; it's been on a long journey, it's worn and weary, but still has some natural beauty and can be very strong and useful. The succulent symbolizes the new beginnings I have been struggling to make as I've moved across the country and started a new school and new life here in Corpus Christi.
It's been a struggle for me as my new school only accepted some of my credits and has different core requirements so I basically wasted two years going to school and have to take another two years here instead. As well, I've bounced through three different jobs here before finally finding one that works for me, so that was stressful. On top of that it's been really difficult for me to make friends here as the majority of the people who live in this area are of very different backgrounds/political alignments and have very different interests than I do.
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New Life by Slersk
New Life
This is the first of three projects I completed for my sculpture class this semester.

Made entirely from plaster and painted with acrylics, this is a piece of wet driftwood with a small suculent plant growing out of it.

OMG THIS TOOK FOREVER. Carving the driftwood took about 15 hours and then carving the tiny leaves (which had to be done individually and then glued together because of the nature of plaster) took about 12 hours. I also made a "wet sand" base with mdf, spray adhesive and sand from my yard(took another 2 hours), but placing the piece out in the sand itself is a way better way of displaying this piece.


Anyway, the driftwood is supposed to symbolize how I view myself; it's been on a long journey, it's worn and weary, but still has some natural beauty and can be very strong and useful. The succulent symbolizes the new beginnings I have been struggling to make as I've moved across the country and started a new school and new life here in Corpus Christi.
It's been a struggle for me as my new school only accepted some of my credits and has different core requirements so I basically wasted two years going to school and have to take another two years here instead. As well, I've bounced through three different jobs here before finally finding one that works for me, so that was stressful. On top of that it's been really difficult for me to make friends here as the majority of the people who live in this area are of very different backgrounds/political alignments and have very different interests than I do.
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Noms by Slersk
Noms
The last photo of the tiny tomato. I just had to get a picture of it sliced open with a tiny knife and fork!XD
The knife is about an inch long. Real tomato! I ate half of it and then split the slices among my doggies.
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:D by Slersk
:D
I love Nebuchadnezzar so much.

Neb is a Hujoo/Aileen Doll Penny.
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We've finally made it into a house of our own!

I am very happy to finally be done moving and staying at friends' houses. Corpus Christi is gorgeous and the puppies are very happy to be out of all the bad weather up north.

There's tons of work to do on the house though, as the previous owners left the place a mess. We've made some progress in cleaning up the inside and in removing over grown plants from the yard. There's a list of things that still need done about two pages long though.

I start classes in May at Texas A&M and am very excited to get started as the classes I get to take are so awesome. I will post more about that later at the end of the month when I've registered for my classes.

Munchkin has healed very well from the last time she hurt her back. In fact, because of how nice the weather is here, she's been getting more consistent exercise and is probably in the best shape she's ever been in since she was a puppy.

Wiggles is also doing great still! She isn't coughing much at all anymore, going for days or weeks at a time without breathing problems. :)

I gave Molly a bath yesterday in our back yard with a water hose! It was Molly's first time to have a bath with a water hose, but she handled it pretty well. I think she may have even enjoyed it. It took half as long as it does in the bath tub and it was a bright sunny day so she didn't even get too cold.

I will post a few pictures here and there of the puppies and of our progress, but I am going to be super busy for a long time so most of my arts and crafts projects will be on hold or will be completed more slowly. I will also not be able to spend as much time online so I've had to trim my watch list a bit so that it will be easier to sift through my updates less often. I apologize to anyone I've had to remove, and wish you all well, but I'm afraid real life trumps cyber space any day.:P

Hope everyone is doing well!!

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KNK88 Featured By Owner May 13, 2015
Hello random deviant! :)
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Slersk Featured By Owner May 14, 2015
Hello.
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KNK88 Featured By Owner May 14, 2015
How are you today?
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little-cruel-thing Featured By Owner May 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you for the fav :)
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Slersk Featured By Owner May 11, 2015
No problem! I love your stuff.
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little-cruel-thing Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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TouchedbyLavender Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you for the favorite and watch! Your dolls are beautiful!! ^_^
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Slersk Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015
Thank you for the watch as well!! :D I can't wait to see your new etsy shop, I'm sure your dolls will be very popular. :)
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TouchedbyLavender Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! Hug I'm so excited! I'm just waiting for my new "logo" to come in. The artist making it has been sick lately so its a couple weeks late >.< But I can't wait to start listing them! And making more! :D
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pin100 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the llama!Love 
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