Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Unfinished Projects

Oh, poor neglected little bloggie : (

Well, I'm in between projects right now, my monkey in a teapot sold to a coworker. That's ideal...fast payment, fast shipping! If we have a problem with the transaction we can just take it out to the parking lot. ; )

Took an opportunity to cut the tops off 4 large gourds and get them cleaned out. Now to think about what I want to do with them. I also started 2 doll armatures one for my three-eyed man whose head I made over a year ago and the second for a head I made last week, destined to be an albino I think.

I have to lighten up his antiquing a bit and give him eyebrows. Funny, he turned out to look a bit like my late beloved Uncle Ivan (without the third eye of course!).
I always get hung up on the costuming tho', since I'd rather sculpt it than sew it but that would hamper any posability. We shall see...

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Worth the Effort

Sorry for the delay in the picture posting. I did some unexpected babysitting last night. And I'm not one to pass up time with my dink even tho' I have her every weekend.

So I'm very pleased with the way this li'l guy turned out & I had fun experimenting with beeswax. Clicking the pic will link to his auction.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Sneak Peek (continued)

Okay, scratch Dormouse...I sculpted fur on him & he is now too monkeylike to pass for a mouse unless I elongate his face and I am not willing to do that, this face is just too cute. So he is a monkey in a teapot. I'll post progress pics tonight.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Sneak Peek

Here's a sneak peek at a piece I just started.

This was fun because I just grabbed my bag of clay, a coyote gourd and my favorite sculpting tool and started playing without a thought in my head as to what i was creating. I made a wizened little human-like face then played around with what type of ears looked best & settled on mouse ears. I mounted the head on another gourd for a potbellied mouse but he decided to become Alice in Wonderland's Dormouse (after the Mad Hatter & the March Hare stuffed him sleeping into the teapot. He's just awakened and is peering sleepily out of it.

He's actually a good bit further along at this point as his paws are sculpted and he has fur so stay tuned....

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

"Spring" Forward...

As I usually like to do if a piece I create has movement, I made a little video of Chickee's Wild Ride.


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