Wednesday, May 26, 2010

A Couple of New Things and a Work in Progress

I just finished this little chipmunk, yesterday. I hope you like him. His stump can be used as a candle holder, too.  I fashioned some shelf fungus and a butterfly from polymer clay and attatched them with glue and I wove a cover for the candle hole from pine needles and artificial sinew. This little chipmunk will go up for auction this Sunday.
Randsburg General Store

The White House Saloon

The folks at Old Dog Haven commissioned me to do a sleeping dog for their auction. Sleeping is a favorite passtime for the senior set.  So I did one after Rufus, a very sweet old fellow from the neighboring town of Randsburg. He was quite the town dog. He kind of had his route. He first would start at the General Store with the hopes that some kind soul would give him some bacon. Next it would be off to the White house Saloon for some french fries. He would then walk into our now defunct store for a nice long nap. His owner, Richard would stop in to coax him home. Rufus crossed the rainbow bridge at well over 20 years of age. He was quite a town character and will be sorely missed.
I'm also working on a 1:12 scale horse.  I first made a wire frame. Then, it was covered with Fix-It to  to help it maintain its shape.  Next, I added balls of aluminum foil flattened and shaped with a hammer. They were attached with masking tape and a coat of glue was painted on.  Next I'll be adding a layer of Apoxie Sculpt. After it is dried and hardened, polymer clay will be added for the fine detailing. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it will turn out. We'll see.
Richard's mother, Jenny, in front of his store.
Richard creates the most beautiful wire and glass sculptures.
Jenny passed on this year to meet good old Rufus.


Fiver said... [Reply]

Rufus is adorable and that little chipmunk is just PERFECT!! He's as cute as your mice, and your mice are too cute for words.
What a cool idea to have his tree stump be a candle holder as well.
Robin, I think horses are probably the most difficult animal to sculpt, but it looks like it's coming along pretty good so far. Can't wait to see him finished. :)

Rascal Rescue said... [Reply]

Awesome idea with the stump!! I love it!!!