Thursday, December 17, 2009

Ornies, Snowman and a Prince(???)



WIP pic of the snowman, "My Prince?" kindred and a papiermache snowman ornie (in the background below).



Both the kindred and the snowman are polymer clay over a foil armature. The upsided down snowman ornament behind them is commercial papier mache from Spain over a burnt out lightbulb.





I did these after the snowman and was running out of glitter - next time I will glitter-them-up more!

Snowman, stands approximately 8" tall. Painted, "antiqued" and glittered......





The kindred piece, "My Prince?" was done for a person that collects frogs. Polymer, paint, mohair and antique netting. The little blurb that went with her read, "Helena loved to catch frogs.......always wondering..."



Some more WIPs (kindreds and busts). I am also making a couple of gifts that I can't post pics of here. I'm hoping that after Christmas I will be able to keep my Etsy shop stocked properly!



I definitely want to start some Christmas themed items by late summer next year. I may even create a couple of Father Christmas figures again. I haven't done any in several years - to be honest, I became totally burnt out making them as I made many, many, many for several years in a row. I think I may be slightly ADD as I do get bored if I do too many of the same type of thing for too long.

18 comments:

Yve said...

That's not ADD you're just creative and want to jump from one thing to another :o) The snowman is soooo cute... I never realised that you could put tin foil under polymer then bake it... I have so much difficulty with my polymer dolls, maybe I need to try this tip :o)

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

lovely - I LOVE the snowman!!!!

All My Yesterdays said...

Love your work. Helena was my twice Great Grandmother's name and she probably looked like that... (O:
And I can't imagine you being bored!

Pattee said...

I want one of your kindred spirits!!!!
I really do!
Pattee

Sycamore Moon Studios said...

Gorgeous stuff! Absolutely beautiful!

Diane MacNaughtan said...

Sue,
I am in love with your dolls. Their little faces are precious.The snowman is adorable as well:)
And, I must comment on those darling snowmen ornaments, very sweet!

You have been busy,busy. But isn't it wonderful that it is a Fun busy:)

Thanks for sharing your lovely work.

~Diane

Sea Gypsy said...

The snowman is just so charming!!! I love the combination of the antiqueing and glitter, Cottage charming he is and the kindred is adorable. I know just how you feel about working on something so much and then the need to move on, but like you, I really want to work on christmas this year. I have enjoyed it so much and it really helped me to get in the spirit of the season.

Renee said...

These are so fantastic and it is wonderful to see your new work.

xoxoxo

BumbleVee said...

Helena with her frog prince is great.... so cute ...

Sprite said...

Sue I so missed your updates while you were gone. I usually have trouble commenting on your blog for some reason but today it's letting me! :D Love each and every one of these pieces! I reeeeally really need to own a Kindred, they are so special, just like their creator! Can't wait to see the rest of them finished. Have a great weekend! :)

BIG hugs,
Sprite

Pearl said...

Tooo Cute the Santa has the sweetest little face. I WANT ONE! And this beautiful girl with her tiny frog so fun! The snowment are very sweet also. I love your work!!!

Zan Asha said...

It's good to see some of your work again here--they are soooo darling. I am in love with your Kindred, she is sooo gorgeous, and the snowman is charming!

Happy Holidays, Sue!

Denise said...

OMG! I love love LOVE all of these Sue! the kindred is so pretty! and the snowman just adorable! He is real cute!!! And the ornies are great!

Denise said...

I had to post again as I wanted to comment on your ADD comment. :-) i too get the same way!! It is comforting to know that this is normal -- I always thought I was so "all over the place" because I seem to jump to many different things otherwise I get way bored.

Nun of a Kind! said...

I absolutely love all of your work, but the snowman and the ornaments are so wonderful! I certainly hope that you do up some "Father Christmas" figures...they would be exquisite!
Merry Christmas!!

Marcie Hart - A Work Of Hart said...

These little guys are wonderful! They warm my soul. I have such a soft spot for snowmen. Very sweet indeed!!!

mihaela said...

so lovely the "My Prince?" fairy! and so cute the snowman! :)

Kylie Wickham said...

Wonderful work really, annimation? For you next?