Friday, February 5, 2010

It's About Time!

It sure is!! I have been away from my work in the dungeon way toooo long! Life, it always trumps me being in my favorite place, doing what I love.

So what am I working on now? Wabbits! What? Oh the Skelleton, he's sitting on my work table glaring at me. We just weren't seeing eye to eye so we decided to take a break from each other.

Now for the rabbit. I had to do some combining of gourds for this piece. A friend of mine who lives in Kansas grows the most amazing gourds. This dipper gourd had a twisted handle and to me looked like a rabbit's ears wrapped around each other.
I didn't like the size of the bottom of the gourd so I snapped the handle off and attached it to another gourd.

After sculpting the rabbit's face I decided the ears were too long, so again I snapped the handle off.
With an exacto knife I cut it down to size and reattached it to the head.
I then added a big foil bow to the base of the ears.

Now my rabbit is ready to be painted. I mixed too much clay so I made a rabbit ornament that will also get painted .
Does the gourd handle look like wrapped rabbit ears to you?


Mila said...

HiLinda :)
your sculptures are sooo gorgeous!!! Oh yes! Those ears seem really roll!!!
Is a very pleasure see those characters that step by step, take a form!
Have a wonderfull week-end
Mial :)

Sue said...

Fabulous idea using the twisted part for ears! Your rabbit looks amazing - as does the little rabbit ornie.

Can't wait to see them painted!

You work in a dungeon too? So do I! My 'studio' is a small windowless room off our family room....but I love being in there.


Sharon Day said...

Fantastic! I almost think I can hear him go "boing!" Those ears are great. What a cutie! And to think, most people in dungeons are wailing. You have to be smiling--just look at his face!

Unknown said...

WOW! That is ingenious and yes, they look like some ears with character! Can't wait to see the finished masterpiece!

Creepy Creations by Jamie Moore said...

I love how you did the faces and the twisted ear idea is so cool!! Can't wait to see them finished!


Christopher A. Klingler said...

KEWL twisted handle...makes this piece is even MORE eye catching!

Snowed in CK (-'


Wendy Olsen said...

I just love it!!
The things nature can do... and the art you then create are wonderful!
Bunny already looks a character, I too cant wait to see the finished one!!
I love his side kick also!!