Saturday, May 29, 2010

Merbaby has a Bed

I have worked every spare minute on this project this week - it feels so good to be on a creative roll again!   Here is my little Merbaby, wigged and painted, in her finished gourd bower.

The gourd was embellished with apoxie sculpt, then painted. The interior is lined with a velvet cushion, silk and velvet pillows, and micromarble embellishment. I love the way the colors turned out.



Here is a close up of little Merbaby. I see now that her wig is a little messy, but the glue isn't quite dry so I won't try for a tidier style until all is stable.

Now I am wondering if she needs a little blanket. Does she look cold to you?



I took me 3 days to sculpt MerMama's hands and they still aren't quite what they ought to be, but I want to finish this project some time in THIS decade, so I have declared them "good enough" and attached them to her arm wires. I still need to sculpt her arms and tailfin and give her a wig and headdress, but I am on track to get that done soon too. Woo hoo -- getting closer!

11 comments:

BumbleVee said...

wow.... what a lot of work Judi..and looking great!

I tried to put some more paperclay on my face that I started a month or so ago.... two hours later...I just scraped off the lip area and started supper. Hours ...and no lips.... sigh....c'est la vie.....

Healing Woman said...

This project just gets better and better. Maybe you could put the blanket in the Mamermaids hand so that she can look like she is getting ready to cover the baby. That way, you can hide anything on the hand, just slightly, that you may not like. It's not cheating.

MaryO said...

I hope you won't tidy the baby's hair, it adds to the composition and I love it like it is!
It's all looking fabulous, Judi!

HElen said...

What a wonderful work of art!

Serena said...

I totally agree....this project just keeps getting better and better! Love it!

hoppa said...

Oh Judi what a wonderful piece! I would not add a blanket to cover it up

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

Judi, she is precious! I love her.
Hugs

Shashi Nayagam said...

Woo hoo. She turned out wonderful and I wouldn't alter a thing. This is one awesome piece!

Karen Becker said...

Love your little mermaid Judi! Also love how the big one is coming along. Can't wait to see them together and finished!

Kerry said...

Wonderful and I agree very ambitious! Love it and can't wait to see the momma attached!!

Pattee said...

I love your mermaid and baby... fabulous job!!!
PAttee