Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Meet Valentine

Meet Valentine, my newest mascot. He was begun in an online class by Alison Marano in 2003, and completed just this morning. Actually, it isn't quite accurate to call him a Un-Finished Object, as the only original piece of him I was able to find was a single ear... Once I tracked down the origins of the ear however, I had to make the rest of him.

And hey! the ear is no longer under my cutting table. One more UFO completed!

It isn't often that a project comes together without a hitch, but this one came close. OK, well I *wanted* him to be blue, but no, the blues I picked out for him just didn't suit him. So, red/orange/fuschia it is.

This is also the first time I am completely satisified with a needle-sculpted head. My bio-rhythms (remember them?) must be in a good alignment or something.

Thanks, Alison, for a wonderful pattern.


Shashi Nayagam said...

Oh he is marvelous! Yes you should be proud of the needle sculpting. You did great and it would have been a shame if you had not finished him.

Judi W. said...

That's tenacity - building an entire doll from an ear! Or is it obsessive - for keeping just an ear in your UFO pile? LOL. Whichever it is - he is just grand! The colors suit him so well. I just love Alison's pixies! He makes me smile!

Sue said...

Oh, my goodness! I just found a spare ear on my worktable. I put it in a bowl. Don't think I could track back and figure out what it belongs to!

He is wonderful. What a great outcome, and I think that veering away from the blue was an excellent decision. You both seem pleased. :-)

Linda said...

He certainly put a smile on my the pose, the colors...the big smile

Linda said...

He is adorable! Love the colors you used.
Linda F from FL