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Praise God! My hands are healing and I can sculpt again! Yipee.

by Catherine Jacobs on 04/08/22

This means I am open to sculpting again!

Do you have child  for before 40 weeks of life, that you would like a portrait doll made of?
I can also sculpt a small bas relief sculpt of your child on canvas or paint them in acrylic paint on canvas. 
Hop over to my instagram account at catherinejacobs7999 and see the progress my hands have made. 
In the past three years I have had two major very painful hand surgeries for osteoarthritis in my thumbs. I had to stop drawing, and sculpting. I was not able to do any clay work for  a couple years. Wondering if I would ever sculpt again. But Praise be to God I am able to sculpt again!
Yipee! 
Please contact me if you are interested.
links on this site or [email protected]

New items in the works. Yipee!

by Catherine Jacobs on 11/06/21


Good news is I am healing. Every day my hand gets a little stronger. 

I have been drawing a little; I am still not using my thumb. Hope to start therapy this week.

I will be post my progress on Instagram at CatherineJacobs7999

In the meantime, while I wait for the healing, I have been studying 3-D printing and hope to be making these models once again.

I have really missed being able to use my hands to create models to help people.

This summer I attend three writers' conferences and hope to submit my manuscript and illustrations for my children's picture book I wrote. I have been working on illustrating it as well. The thirty- two- page show and tell how a baby grows inside the mom, written for ages 4 -8. Working title is You Grew.  Actually have a series planned too. More on that later.

If you are interested in learning when the 3-d printed models will be available, or the picture book please sign up for the mailing list that will go out once a month.

If you desire more information or want to see my progress as I go through therapy and work my way through various therapy putties, creating beautiful things, please visit my Instagram page. You can learn more about me personally and be the first to see what new pieces I will be creating.

If you have any ideas of things you want to see me draw or sculpt, please email me. My contact info is on the site. I hope to get back to portrait sculpting of real babies in the late spring. 

If you have a baby born at 37, 38 or 39 weeks pregnancy and have lots of photos and are interested in a portrait of your baby and will give me permission to sculpt your little one and use the likeness like the other models on this site, contact me through my email. [email protected]
You can see some of my illustration on my site www.catherine-jacobs.com.

Thanks for stopping by,
God Bless you and your family,

Catherine

Second Surgery Success so far!

by Catherine Jacobs on 10/29/21

Dear readers: 


I pray you are well.
I retired from teaching elementary art, after 34 years, two years ago, just before covid hit.

Unfortunately I have not been able to sculpt and cast the resin dolls of www.godslittleones.com for several years. I had my first surgery on my left hand September 21, of last year.

This year on October 7, 2021, I had my second osteoarthritis surgery.  This time on my right hand. My surgeon removed a bone full of spurs in my thumb, and replaced it with tendons from my hand. It's a long, painful recovery. So far it has been successful. Praise the Lord.

 Lord willing, I look forward to eventually returning to sculpting. My therapy will start in about a month. I will be using sequentially soft to hard therapy putty to gain strength to be able to sculpt again. It takes many months.

While healing from surgery, I have not been still. 

I am learning all I can about drawing digitally, using single letter shortcuts, and 3-d printing. I hope to learn to 3-d print my www.godslittleones.com sculpts. I am learning at our local maker space at our library, as I do not have a 3d printer.

I am posting my progress on my Instagram page catherinejacobs7999.

Last year I created a channel on Youtube.  Catherinejacobsart. I have videos on me painting and creating art activities for adults and children. Watch for new time lapse demos coming soon.
 
This past summer I have written and am working on a series of illustrated children's books. My critique group and mentors from several Christin writers conferences have help me hone my skills. 
 
The first book is currently called Baby You Grew. I will be posting progress on my facebook godslittleones page  and  my catherinejacobs7999 instagram page.  
I am completing the proposal to send to an agent. 

Praise the Lord, I am a published author and illustrator www.catherine-jacobs.com. Two magazines have published my work so far.  Focus on the Family Clubhouse Magazine and Time of Singing poetry magazine. More info on my www.catherine-jacobs.com site.

I am starting a Glory Forms Newsletter to help keep track of all the progress in one easy place.

If you are interested in signing up for the newsletter please email me with News Letter Please in the subject line and tell me you give me permission to send it to you. It will come to your inbox once a month. I plan on having some digital downloads to help you. Please email me and let me know what you would like or need. [email protected]om.

 I can still paint and draw for short times. My hand is healing and  I will be able to get back to illustrating soon.

You can send me your email at the address above on the contact page of this site, or my www.catherine-jacobs.com site to be the first to learn the progress on my creations and know when they are ready for you enjoyment.

You can look for me on face book as well,  but I am not as active there, yet. 
Trying to figure out how to coordinate all the social media. 

I am praying for you. Please pray for me. Love to hear from you,

God Bless you!

Catherine

Second Surgery Success so far!

by Catherine Jacobs on 10/29/21

Dear readers: 


I pray you are well.
I retired from teaching elementary art, after 34 years, two years ago, just before covid hit.

Unfortunately I have not been able to sculpt and cast the resin dolls of www.godslittleones.com for several years. I had my first surgery on my left hand September 21, of last year.

This year on October 7, 2021, I had my second osteoarthritis surgery.  This time on my right hand. My surgeon removed a bone full of spurs in my thumb, and replaced it with tendons from my hand. It's a long, painful recovery. So far it has been successful. Praise the Lord.

 Lord willing, I look forward to eventually returning to sculpting. My therapy will start in about a month. I will be using sequentially soft to hard therapy putty to gain strength to be able to sculpt again. It takes many months.

While healing from surgery, I have not been still. 

I am learning all I can about drawing digitally, using single letter shortcuts, and 3-d printing. I hope to learn to 3-d print my www.godslittleones.com sculpts. I am learning at our local maker space at our library, as I do not have a 3d printer.

I am posting my progress on my Instagram page catherinejacobs7999.

Last year I created a channel on Youtube.  Catherinejacobsart. I have videos on me painting and creating art activities for adults and children. Watch for new time lapse demos coming soon.
 
This past summer I have written and am working on a series of illustrated children's books. My critique group and mentors from several Christin writers conferences have help me hone my skills. 
 
The first book is currently called Baby You Grew. I will be posting progress on my facebook godslittleones page  and  my catherinejacobs7999 instagram page.  
I am completing the proposal to send to an agent. 

Praise the Lord, I am a published author and illustrator www.catherine-jacobs.com. Two magazines have published my work so far.  Focus on the Family Clubhouse Magazine and Time of Singing poetry magazine. More info on my www.catherine-jacobs.com site.

I am starting a Glory Forms Newsletter to help keep track of all the progress in one easy place.

If you are interested in signing up for the newsletter please email me with News Letter Please in the subject line and tell me you give me permission to send it to you. It will come to your inbox once a month. I plan on having some digital downloads to help you. Please email me and let me know what you would like or need. [email protected]

 I can still paint and draw for short times. My hand is healing and  I will be able to get back to illustrating soon.

You can send me your email at the address above on the contact page of this site, or my www.catherine-jacobs.com site to be the first to learn the progress on my creations and know when they are ready for you enjoyment.

You can look for me on face book as well,  but I am not as active there, yet. 
Trying to figure out how to coordinate all the social media. 

I am praying for you. Please pray for me. Love to hear from you,

God Bless you!

Catherine

Second Surgery Success so far!

by Catherine Jacobs on 10/29/21

Dear readers: 


I pray you are well.
I retired from teaching elementary art, after 34 years, two years ago, just before covid hit.

Unfortunately I have not been able to sculpt and cast the resin dolls of www.godslittleones.com for several years. I had my first surgery on my left hand September 21, of last year.

This year on October 7, 2021, I had my second osteoarthritis surgery.  This time on my right hand. My surgeon removed a bone full of spurs in my thumb, and replaced it with tendons from my hand. It's a long, painful recovery. So far it has been successful. Praise the Lord.

 Lord willing, I look forward to eventually returning to sculpting. My therapy will start in about a month. I will be using sequentially soft to hard therapy putty to gain strength to be able to sculpt again. It takes many months.

While healing from surgery, I have not been still. 

I am learning all I can about drawing digitally, using single letter shortcuts, and 3-d printing. I hope to learn to 3-d print my www.godslittleones.com sculpts. I am learning at our local maker space at our library, as I do not have a 3d printer.

I am posting my progress on my Instagram page catherinejacobs7999.

Last year I created a channel on Youtube.  Catherinejacobsart. I have videos on me painting and creating art activities for adults and children. Watch for new time lapse demos coming soon.
 
This past summer I have written and am working on a series of illustrated children's books. My critique group and mentors from several Christin writers conferences have help me hone my skills. 
 
The first book is currently called Baby You Grew. I will be posting progress on my facebook godslittleones page  and  my catherinejacobs7999 instagram page.  
I am completing the proposal to send to an agent. 

Praise the Lord, I am a published author and illustrator www.catherine-jacobs.com. Two magazines have published my work so far.  Focus on the Family Clubhouse Magazine and Time of Singing poetry magazine. More info on my www.catherine-jacobs.com site.

I am starting a Glory Forms Newsletter to help keep track of all the progress in one easy place.

If you are interested in signing up for the newsletter please email me with News Letter Please in the subject line and tell me you give me permission to send it to you. It will come to your inbox once a month. I plan on having some digital downloads to help you. Please email me and let me know what you would like or need. [email protected]

 I can still paint and draw for short times. My hand is healing and  I will be able to get back to illustrating soon.

You can send me your email at the address above on the contact page of this site, or my www.catherine-jacobs.com site to be the first to learn the progress on my creations and know when they are ready for you enjoyment.

You can look for me on face book as well,  but I am not as active there, yet. 
Trying to figure out how to coordinate all the social media. 

I am praying for you. Please pray for me. Love to hear from you,

God Bless you!

Catherine

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Model search for babies born at 33, 34, 37, 39 weeks of pregnancy. 

A grant has been made to cover the cost of materials for making your portrait doll by www.starkindustries.com

Artist goal is to finish the series of sculpting all 40 weeks of life. 
You can help save real babies lives.
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