Thursday, September 3, 2009

Finally Finished!

I just finished posting all of my new clay creations to Etsy less than an hour ago...I'm pooped!

It was so fun to photograph them- I may just end up making photo cards from the photo shoot of "Oz"...they are so cheerful.

I didn't even realize when doing my Wizard of Oz research that at the end of September it will be the 70th anniversary of the exciting!  I must have had a hunch, who knows?

Lions, & Tigers, and Bears, Oh My!

Just got finished baking the Wizard from the Wizard of Oz...whatta evening I have had!  I feel that my newest clay set is complete, yet my sister mentioned, "You should make a winged monkey, too."

I am thinking this project will culminate with me creating the entire Emerald City!  So far in the past two days I have created:  Dorothy (two versions- the first one I didn't like so I had to make another), Scarecrow, Tin Man, Cowardly Lion,Wicked Witch, Glinda, the Wizard (who I had also forgotten-the namesake of the story, sheesh!), Toto, and the 3 boys from the Lollipop Guild, or as I call them the Lollipop Kids.

So it's been a busy time!  Tomorrow I have TONS of photos to take, but first I need to think of a backdrop.  I may have to create a yellow brick road and a rainbow, etc...I knew this was going to be a big one.  But it is so much fun and I just love that movie and the books.  I am not creating the backdrop in clay- if someone wants to special order that, that would be another project in itself.

Maybe in the future I can create more characters, but for now I think I am done.  I will see how I feel about the monkey tomorrow.  The monkey would look cute with the witch! I will post the photos on Etsy as soon as I am able- may not be til Friday because I am visiting some friends and may run out of time.  But for now, though, it's simply goodnight and zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.....

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

King Auger

Yay! Someone on Etsy just picked my new "King Auger- Mergnome of the Sea" design and is featuring it on her Etsy Treasury!

Here is the link...

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Gnomes, etc.

Today I finally took out this huge multi-pack of Sculpey that has literally been kicking around in my posession for three-plus years. I thought that it had probably gone stale and was afraid to even open it because I felt guilty about the possibility of having to discard of it.

Since I have been making so many prints lately, I figured I needed a new diversion. Which brought me to the package of Sculpey...I thought, if it's stale, then it's less clutter in my art room. I opened one section up and kneaded it between my fingers. It was super pliable. I tried two initial designs- one of a flat mermaid which I thought could be made into a magnet (but her head fell off and now needs superglue), and another of a little sitting girl...but I just wasn't thrilled or enthused with how they came how excited was I when I realized I could make an army of gnomes?

Yes, gnomes. I think they have started to pick up in popularity again. I realized this on Etsy after the fact! I hope mine stand out enough though that people will see my design is somewhat different than the others. I thought up the design from my head and then saw similar- here I thought I was being so original- oh well.

After I made my initial design, I called both my sister and my friend and asked them their opinion via cell phone pictures. Both of them told me that those gnarly little gnomes needed noses. I tinkered with the design some more and came out with batch number two. Then I thought, since I am on a roll, why not try sculpting some other creatures?

I also sculpted a bumble bee (may be hard to ship, it's antennae are pretty fragile) and a sunshine which included a hook for hanging as an ornament. Tomorrow I will have them uploaded to Etsy after I have a "gnome photo shoot". The initial photo shoot went well, but those were with the old designs. Out with the old, in with the new, I say!

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