Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Father Christmas Figure

The lightning has stopped so the televisions and computer are plugged back in. From being on the fire department for 10 years I found out you can't trust a surge protector or power strip if your home gets struck from lightning. We entered one house on a fire call and all of the outlets had been blown out of the wall on the first floor and you could see the outline of the wiring through the drywall. Spooky!!! It makes you respect Mother Nature.

Since it is such a dark day today I will probably work on the computer this afternoon getting my SpookyTime Jingles Halloween and Christmas pages done for the August 13 update. Whoooo-hooo...new things for sale from such a good group of artists?!!!! Below is a Father Christmas figure that I'm considering for the Christmas page. He is made from a clay blend with wood dowel legs...oh, I just realized you can't see his boots and base in either of these photographs...OOPS!! (I'll fix that later) Father Christmas wears a long hooded coat with the bottom edge blown back, and has his hands tucked up his sleeves. He has a textured beard and moustache to hold the darker accents on the facial area.

Father Christmas has light blue eyes and just faint eyebrows that almost match his coloring. His cheeks and tip of his nose are lightly tinted to indicate the effect the chill in the air has on giving his face a rosy glow, and you can also see his rosy lips just above his beard.


I don't know how many more of the Father Christmas or Belsnickels figures I will be making. I have one more started but I'm really a Santa girl at heart and love a jollier figure. No coal or switches ever came from the Santas of my youth, bad costumes maybe, but always a Thomas Nast type Santa !!

Tomorrow I'll be showing my first EHAG piece which will be selling on eBay. I thought I would have all of the eBay sales stuff all figured out, but I need to kick myself in the rear and just do it, learn from it, and try not to be "perfect" the first time out. So hard to get past the Virgo in me!!!

Happy creating!!

Laurie

4 comments:

~dani~ said...

You have been a busy girl! He is just so sweet Laurie. He is a definite collectible! Can't wait to see all the goodies-soon!

Designs by CK said...

CUTE santa Laurie!!! :)

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Have a great rest of the week.

Chris :)

sheila said...

Another great one! He is really wonderful!

Kim Hardt Originals said...

Hey Miss Laurie! I love him! His face is to die for! Great Job!

Kim