Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Photo of the Week


The theme this week was "I Made This", one of my own suggestions, and I'm not sure it was my best idea! I thought it might motivate me to get into my studio and actually make something new, or at least finish something old.....but did it?.....no....
So here, albeit a day late, is something I sculpted an age ago...well a couple of years ago, anyway. I was having so much fun working with polymer at that time along with Linda and some other online friends and I wish I had been able to continue with the sculpting. But for reasons I won't go into here (they're much too boring) I had to give that up along with some other things I loved doing. So here he is as he sits on a shelf in my studio. His dowel usually is stuck into a brass candlestick, so he enjoys a great position where he can oversee whatever I do in there (which isn't much lately).
I obviously did not make his glasses, but they suit him well I think.

9 comments:

Linda Fleming said...

Dang- his head turned out so great! We need to find someone to make him a fabric stuffed body and a costume- he's just too wonderful to leave unfinished! Those hands are awesome.

Serena said...

It's such a shame you had to give up on the sculpting because you were obviously very good at it, Mary. His face and hands are fantastic! I imagine he would look quite amazing sitting on a shelf in your studio ~ :)

Kerry said...

He is wonderful and it is sad that you can't finish him, love those hands too.

Shashi Nayagam said...

Linda is absolutely right. You need someone to make a great body. He could be a father Christmas or something else. His face looks as though he is a very wise guy so perhaps a professor or just a very knowlagable man.

Jennifer Rose said...

shame you can't finish him, you did a great job!

JudiA said...

Oh, what a shame how won't be finished. I like his head, but those hands are just wonderful.

BumbleVee said...

Wow...he is great Mary... I'm with Serena... a shame you can't do sculpting anymore. Maybe you can eventually think of something to do with just a head... hmmm... must give that some though..I have some heads hanging around too.....

mike said...

Mary, thanks very much for your kind words. I have a great deal of admiration for anyone who can start with a blank sheet of paper and create a sketch, or a blank canvas and create a painting or a lump of clay and create a sculpt like the one in your photo. The multi talented people in this group are capable of all these things.

Sandy said...

Wow, I like this, good job.