...they first make mad. Or, sometimes the madness is self-inflicted, LOL! Can you count how many "fingers" I had to turn to make the pieces of this tree spirit doll? ("Rock-A-Bye Baby", by Christine Shively) By my reckoning, it was 96. The pattern did warn right in the beginning of the instructions that this is a fiddly project that required a significant time committment...
Fortunately, I needed something portable and fairly brain-free to take to meetings last week. And now I feel like the guy in the old Alka-Seltzer ad -- I can't believe I made the whole thing!
Actually, I still have to make the head and paint the face, oh yes, and apply the leaves... I guess I do still have a ways to go yet.
This little guy came together one morning last week when I got to be a pattern tester, following the instructions from a tutorial by Cam of Thornwoodhollow. Now I just have to decide who he is going to be. I am thinking that he would make a good gardener from "Alice in Wonderland". You know, the little people who were really a deck of playing cards and were trying so hard to paint the roses before the Queen of Hearts would find out and "Off with their heads!" I need to get to the library and find an original copy of the illustrated "Alice". The only images I can find online are the Disney version, and that's not what I want.
It was fun to pull the clay out again. Now that the weather has warmed up a bit I can play with it without having to work so hard to get it to where I can sculpt it. Even though it's still only February and feels like it, compared to the last few weeks, it's almost as if spring is already here!