Friday, August 8, 2008

Grandma Sami

"Grandma Sami"

I wanted to share some pictures of my finished art doll that I made at the Jack Johnston doll making course held in Calgary in June.

This wonderful lady is a recreation of an old Sami woman, from Norway. I sculpted the face and body while at the course in June, I then did some research on these interesting people and hand sewed the costume as close to the pictures as I could. She is shown here sewing beads on a leather mitten for one of her grandchildren.

She has been sculpted from Pro sculpt, her dress is royal blue velvet, with red cotton accents, and finished with lots of embroidery.

I hope she embodies the spirit of these remarkable people, and that you enjoy the pictures of her.

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Lil' Bum-Kins

Lil' Bum-Kins are my newest series of miniature collectible figurines. These adorable little sculptures measure only 3 or so inches tall. They are each sculpted from polymer clay, without the use of any molds. They are then meticulously painted with acrylic paint, then antiqued and finally sprayed with a matte finish to seal in the colors. None have faces or hands.
These One of a Kind creations are fun to collect. Use them to decorate , set them up against a picture frame, a vase, a candle, or anything thing in your home for an added western touch. They also make unique and wonderful gifts for that special person.
Each Lil' Bum-Kin comes to you signed and dated by the artist.
If you are interested in purchasing some of these wonderful little collectibles, or have any questions, please e mail me, I would love to hear from you.