Monday, July 7, 2008

Dietrich ***SOLD***

Hope you all had a great weekend. I have to admit I took things down to Missouri to work on, but all I managed to do was paint one hat and make 4 collars...but I had fun!!

Below is Dietrich, wearing cat ears and makeup on his nose like a cat. He is a big boy standing at 27" in height and a width of 7.5". He is composed of papier mache, rafia and wood. Dietrich will be one of two tall figures I have planned (remember, plans can change!!) for sale at the SpookyTime Jingles premier.

Dietrich stands on a 3.5" x 5" base, wears 4" high boots, 5 striped stockings, and has a 3-dimensionally sculpted face on his lantern.

You can get a better look at the lantern in the picture above, plus the details of the rafia hands and collar, boo-buttons on his cuffs and shirt, and the top of his buckle and belt are just visible above his hands. The belt goes all around his back and chubby little tummy.

Dietrich lost a tooth due to his lack of a dental program and consuming way too much yak-stew and froggy eyes without remembering to floss. He hopes his lovely green eyes and otherwise lovely smile will not deter you from thinking him a handsome boy. Because Dietrich lives with cats, he had to have a kitty-ear headband and a painted kitty nose to complete his appearance.
That's it for today...happy creating!!


sheila said...

Luv Him!!

Kim Hardt Originals said...

Dang he is cute! Love his little bucket!

Hope you had a wonderful 4th Miss L!!!!


Designs by CK said...

CUTE Laurie! :)

Lack of a dental program!!! LOLOLOL '-)

Have a great day/week.


Marie Patterson Studio said...

LOVE HIM!!! You got alot more work done than I did this past weekend. But at least I got to spend time with BOTH my daughters and all the crazy fun times! Now I have to get down to some business ....LOL!!!

~dani~ said...

I am really fond of his coloring..he has this great patina to him. And those cuffs, I always love the cuffs!

Annie said...

oh wow what a face!! how awesome he is! I love his "fluff" !! Annie

The Smiling Goat said...

OMG!!! LOVE him!! As with all your work!!


vintagepaletteart said...

He's a PURRFECTLY plump Pumpkin!!!!!! ;o) There isn't anything that you create that I don't absolutely adore!


Laurie Hardin said...

Thanks all, I'll have better photos for battery was trying to die on me, it was very overcast and the cats were too helpful during the photo session (they like to play in the fabric under the piece)so I finally decided to post what I had before he got tipped over!!! Little stinks :)

Paul Sears Photography said...

wow phenomenal - the level of effort totally shows! nice work

Rebecca said...

Oh, I completely love this piece! He's so wonderful with such a sweetie pie face! Fabulous work!