Saturday, December 12, 2009

Out of the Frying Pan...

Well, it has warmed up a bit. We are no longer threatened with burst pipes, but now it has started to rain and it hasn't really warmed up all that much. The weather people are predicting it to freeze and cover us with a blanket of ice tonight. Isn't winter fun? :-)

I made another little pod face, this time in a seashell. The shell itself is 2" from tip to tip, and the little face measures just 3/4". Sculpting on such a tiny scale was a challenge, but also a good learning experiece. There are at least half a dozen things I will do differently next time, but I'm still satisfied with this little practice piece.


I want to make a little faux-coral stand for him, and maybe hang some pearl dangles off his tip. I didn't intend for him to look as if he has horns - that's just the way the shell is!

10 comments:

Linda Fleming said...

I love him! Wonderful work in such small scale. He looks like an ancient sea spirit.

Louisiana Momma said...

that is wonderful.. and I think a small scale in most mediums is difficult.. my fingers usually dont want to cooperate!!

Jennifer Rose said...

very cool looking :D could be part of a fantasy story with someone trapped in a shell.

oh yes winter is fun. love the ice and how I fall on my backside ;)

Serena said...

WOW...amazing work, Judi!

MaryO said...

I've commented on this little guy elsewhere, but thought I'd remind you that he's welcome at my house if you get tired of him!!! (:o)

Shashi Nayagam said...

Wow Judi he is lovely. He looks like a spirit looking out of a shell. Love the embellisments.
I have not touched anything arty lately. The run up to Christmas is very busy and I am so behind with posts. I don't think I will be able to catch up before I leave

BumbleVee said...

are you baking pod people instead of cookies? .... this is a cute little guy.... love the pearls, they look like bubbles...

HElen said...

it is such a lovely piece! love the pearls and embellishment, very nice done!

Serena said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family, Judi ~ xo

Shelly said...

This piece really caught my attention. It is just wonderful. I see spirt in it. How amazing. Great to follow your work...Shelly