Ok, I admit it--I've been checking my computer all day to see if I am the winner of Melanie Miller's free Jasmine resin. In case you have no idea what I'm talking about, take a look at this entry from Mel's blog: http://chinookstudios.blogspot.com/2008/11/jasmine-contest-reminder.html. While you're at it, you really ought to check out the entire blog. In addition to pictures of in progress models from her studio, Mel also posts a lot of really excellent tips on sculpting and finishwork. It's one of my favorite blogs and well worth adding to your reading list. I would love to win a Jasmine resin. Not only is it a great, performance friendly sculpture, but I've had the pleasure of meeting the real Jasmine. She's a molly mule belonging to Colorado hobbyist, Emma Loofburrow. I took these pictures a couple years ago at Jasmine's then-home in Littleton, CO. Isn't she cute? I just love her eyelashes. She was very patient with James and me during our visit. I submitted a few "Friday Tip" ideas to Mel so there is a small chance I might win... I'm not counting on it, but my inner optimist remains hopeful!
So, I guess I'll just keep crossing my fingers and hitting the refresh button!