Making the Polar Bear Rug!
After a work marathon (12 days without a break) I had a weekend! Saturday, Meredith and I and a bunch of friends went to the Big Chill at the Big House (Michigan vs. Michigan State hockey at the Michigan stadium). It was cold, but we had a blast! Michigan won 5-0! GO BLUE!
Sunday, we caught up with some errands and then I got some much needed studio time. I’m building the main set for the children’s book I’m working on (see the couch in an earlier post) and I decided that I’d take a break from designing the main character to build a prop I’ve been thinking about for a few days. I sat down and started making a little polar bear rug for in front of the couch. The photos below show the sculpted polar bear head, the head and the fur I used to cover it, a shot of the finished rug and finally, a detail shot of the face. Unless it’s a finished piece, I usually only have enough energy to pull out my phone to take photos, so forgive the low-quality.