Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Ira and Irvington Iceman

Where is the time flying?  Tomorrow is December 1, already, and I have so much work to get done in a matter of days.  I guess taking some time off in October, and the time lost due to a bad back that resulted from scrubbing floors (that should teach me), and now the Christmas tree farm opening last week, has really made time move at lightening speed.  I think I need a time machine...do you think Leonard Hofstadter and Sheldon Cooper already sold the one they purchased online?  

I did manage to finish "Ira" this past week so here he is shown posing with his brother, "Irvington".  Both have over sized top hats, rosy cheeks, carrot noses, paper mache candy canes, and peppermint buttons, but they couldn't agree on hat-bands, scarves vs. bow ties and vest colors, so they are definitely unique in their character.   


"Ira" insisted that his vest and matching hat-band be green in color to match the holly and mistletoe he is so fond of.  He also feels strongly that Santa is the only jolly fellow that can carry Christmas red in his attire, so he discouraged "Irvington" from choosing red for his vest as well.


"Ira" is also carrying a winter bouquet of pine cones, berries and holly leaves along with two candy canes to share with his sweetheart, "Irma".  (FYI...those little candy canes are more difficult to sculpt and paint than one would like to think so there is another reason they are only carrying two of them.) 


Both of these little fellows are signed, dated and numbered and will be the only two standing snowmen for the season. 

Hope you like them!!
Laurie

2 comments:

Michelle May said...

Oh they are just wonderful! I can't believe it's December already either. Oye!
xx

Maggie said...

Oh, I love them! Love all the details, too. Cute candy buttons.