Thursday, October 13, 2011

Art Open Studio

Cari Amici (Dear Friends),

Well, I guess that I have now been officially sculpting so long that I have little memory of sculpting the child’s portrait shown here. See what a delight it is to be moving and sorting through all kinds of hidden “treasures”? This little boy was probably done around ten years ago, shortly after I took a portrait class with sculptor Eugene Daub at a workshop in Colorado. This piece is water-based clay and was never finished. However, plastic garbage bags do not really keep in the water; they simply delay the drying out. You can see how the unfired clay cracked as it dried: Kind of a cool effect.

So, come on out and see what other surprises there are. I am also having a moving sale and selling or giving away art supplies in several fields (photography, fabric arts, sculpture, etc.)

Kelly Borsheim’s Open Studio and Moving Sale
October 14 - 16, 2011
Friday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day

Borsheim Arts Studio
223 Greystone Lane, Unit A
Cedar Creek, Texas 78612 USA
Tel. 512.303.3929

This second image was taken during my recent book signing at the Community Renaissance Market (CRM) in Austin, Texas. Susan Wenck is showing of her new copy of my book “My Life as a Street Painter in Florence, Italy.” She is standing in her shop called “Renaissance Apothecary” and showing off (on her hand) the big Pandorus Sphinx Moth” that was discovered just outside of CRM.

Incidentally, I am starting to get feedback from people who have received their shipped copies of my book. The wonderful thing is that a few have been so pleased that they have placed GIFT orders now! One new book owner, sculptor Gene Piersa in Minnesota wrote:
Thanks Kelly. The Book arrived in perfect shape, I felt excitement on every page I turned. Bottom Line, I Love the book content and the quality overall.
Hugs and Best Wishes,
Gene P.

P.S. Happy birthday to my sister Danielle who flies into Texas tonight to see her new nephew!