Aspring to Exhibit at Aspire Gallery
As my regular readers will know, my (main) new year's resolution for 2018 was to exhibit my creative work in places it hasn't been seen before. When I heard about an upcoming exhibition over in Queensland, it sounded like the perfect opportunity to work towards this goal!
Aspire Gallery is holding it's annual Petite Pieces Competition. Open to any theme or medium, the only specification is that the artworks submitted must be no larger than 40cm x 40cm x 40cm in size. Just perfect for a new Bog Monster creation...
Testing my Miniature Skills
I love the challenge of sculpting miniatures in polymer clay. It can be frustrating at times, but so rewarding. I made the tiniest of stones and was very pleased with how they turned out. I'll be creating a YouTube tutorial on how to create these soon, so if you're interested then be sure to subscribe to my channel now so you don't miss it.
Gulliver's favourite foods are magic mushrooms and leeches, so I had to add those in abundance to keep him happy. The polymer clay Pitcher Plants turned out beautifully as did the Venus Flytraps and Cephalotus (super time consuming but worth the effort). Gulliver Dreams of Travel was a full week of hard work and love.
Bog Monsters Love to Bathe in Gravy Boats
Yes, if away from their natural habit of acidic peat bogs then Bog Monsters will substitute by having bath time in a gravy boat. Vintage is preferred. Surrounded by carnivorous plants is even better and far more homely. I created the lovely neon green bath water using resin and added a touch of magical sparkle.
Gulliver Dreams of Travel
Bog Monsters are an adventurous species, and Gulliver is certainly no exception. He dreams of travelling far and wide, and his wish has just come true! My piece Gulliver Dreams of Travel has been accepted into the Petite Pieces Competition at Aspire Gallery over in Queensland. He has made his journey safely from WA and will be at opening night with bells on. If you would like to adopt Gulliver into your family, you can do so by attending Petite Pieces in person or by contacting Aspire Gallery (for the duration of the exhibition).
Rachel continues to actively and passionately participate in a range of exhibitions, prizes, collaborations and community projects. She resides in her hometown of Geraldton, Western Australia with her partner, two dogs, two cats and carnivorous plant collection.