Monday, September 29, 2008

Brent Sumner - Darjit!

Brent Sumner

We were invited out to see Brent's mom yesterday before she boarded a flight back to her home in New Zealand. It just so happened that Brent was holding one of his outdoor Darjit! workshops among the trees near Los Gatos in the Santa Cruz Mountains (where little green men dart about indiscriminately).


Darjit! , by the way, is the sculpturing and plaster finishing compound developed by Brent that is made from about 90% recycled materials. It sticks to just about anything and is very easy to work with. I've written about it (and Brent) on this blog previously, as some of you will recall.

Brent's personal project was this soon-to-be-completed sassy wolf in women's clothing. He smiled when I said it reminded me of someone I know...





As always, we had a delightful time. There is just something about being away from the harshness of the city..the grit and grime...that makes us feel so peaceful when we visit there. The weather couldn't have been more perfect...sunny, breezy, and Brent's students and friends were all occupied with applying Darjit! to their armatures. This is Barbara, who was working on a base for a bird bath.



Brent kept a steady supply of Darjit! mixed.


This student was working on a peace prayer goddess:



...and here, we have a Darjit! turtle in progress.


See how lush and green it is out there?



Brent made this hand-formed leaf to go into the secret garden that is beside the house where he is currently staying.



Rob and Santoshi, good friends of Brent, and owners of the property, were working away on some Darjit! sprinkler covers.



As we were leaving, Santoshi asked us to stop by the secret garden because they had made many changes made to it since our last visit there. As you can see, it is peaceful and serene there also, the perfect get-away!






Brent's Mom and Santoshi had been working on this Darjit! wall and water feature over the last few days. It includes the blue ceramic fish that you see here that came over from New Zealand.





We couldn't have asked for a better day! Thanks, Brent, Rob and Santoshi, for sharing your little slice of heaven with us.

If you are interested in learning more about Darjit!, please take a look at the information HERE.





3 comments:

Kim said...

Ooh looks like you had a wonderful day!!! I soooo want to try out some Darjit! What a great workshop that would have been...

Sandy said...

Looks like you had a fabulous day!
Love all those creations!
Have a wonderful weekend.
Blessings,
Sandy

machinarex said...

I SOOOOO want to play with that stuff!

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