Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Small Santa WIP and this is the 90th Post!!!!

I just logged on today and looked at the posting number and realized this is the 90th post for this blog. Wow!!! This has been an amazing experience for me and I have been enjoying sharing my work and hearing from other bloggers. It's like having a second family of sorts that is made up of very talented, creative, funny and cleaver people with similar quirks to my own nature. I feel very much at home and probably share more than some of you really wish I would!!

Anyway, I have a lot of painting to do today so I need to move on to the figure below. I have some collectors that have asked for a set of three small Santa figures so I started working on small figures to get in the "groove". This is one of the small Santa figures I have sculpted and he still has that fuzzy look (I do a light sanding before painting to knock off the extra papier mache fluff). He is a squatty little fellow and carries a little bag full of Christmas goodies over his shoulder. Did you ever wonder as a child how Santa could carry all of the presents in such a small bag?

This is a side view of the figure with his bag and you can also see his little boots pushed down. This is because the boots were made for a long legged individual and this little Santa has such short legs he has to push them down to make them fit.

Back view of the Santa below...you can see some of the papier mache fluff off to the right of the bag and around the hat. I find that sanding is more critical with the figures made from Fastmache than celluclay or paperclay.

That's it for today. I have another Santa WIP for tomorrow!!
Happy creating!


Ginny Diezel said...

Every single time I look at your work I am positively DAZZLED!

Designs by CK said...

WOW! ~ CONGRATS on the 90th blog post! Time flies when you are having FUN. ;-)

PS: Kewl santa too!

Have a great week Laurie.


Marie Patterson Studio said...

90th post already...WOW!!! I just love seeing your WIP! And yes....I aways did wonder about the size of Santa's bag!!

Z said...

What a treat! I love all the details and personality you give your creations. Thanks so much for sharing.

PJ's talkin'.... said...

Can't wait to see him in color! He's gonna be great. Congrats on your 90th... post that is... lets not rush things, :-) PJ was here!

PJ's talkin'.... said...

I do love the Blues Brothers. They are too cute. Need to do an update on their picture, so we can see just how long those tails are! PJ

Nancy said...

I love this little Santa, Laurie. So sweet...he will look fabulous with his coat of paint! He would be cute even without the paint!!

Have a great week!
Hugs, Nancy