It was out of boredom that
After Sloan and her husband lost their rental management business due to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, money was tight, she said. So on that night of boredom, she started making art based on the materials she found around the house, including a few Walton Suns.
"I took some newspapers and made some paste from flour and water and went to the front porch and started to paper mache," she said.
Sloan grew up in a large family in
"It's been like therapy," Sloan said.
Growing up in dreary
Sloan spent a couple of hours a day working on each piece. Including the wait time for each layer of paper mache to dry, Sloan estimates one piece takes about five days to complete.
This weekend, you will get the chance to check out and purchase some of Sloan's work made of various media, including her sculptures made from The Sun at the Furry Fest at
"Places like Alaqua basically survive on donations," Sloan explained. "It's important that the community is behind no-kill shelters. That's how it should be going forward."
For more information about Sloan's artwork, you can contact her at 259-7459.
WANT TO GO? The Furry Fest at