Christmas Commission #1

Hello everyone!

I know it's been a bit since I last posted anything here, but let's face it, life can be hectic when you have no place to go in a hurry. I guess Covid has that effect on all of us at one point in time or another during this year of 2020.

Despite the oddity of the year, I have been busy working away in the studio creating, working on commissions and dabbling here and there on items that might receive more attention in the near future. Sometimes, if I do not have a lot of time to devote to projects, I might only sculpt a head or two, or twelve, it depends on the day and what it might bring. Obviously, some days the creative muse decides to take a vacation and let the pixies take control. On those days, it seems nothing can be accomplished. So, on those days, sculpting a head is better than doing nothing at all. And, if nothing at all is on the menu, then you spend time collecting creative inspiration! :-P Needless to say, I have collected quite a few heads and lots of wonderful ideas for future projects over the last few months.

At any rate, today's post is about my latest finished piece. It was a commissioned work for a wonderful couple who love all things Christmas. It is called "Santa's Tree Trimmers". The Christmas pixie was created with polymer clay and wire armature and the mice are needle felted over a wire armature. The train is a purchased item that I painted in the fashion of a Christmas train. I hope you enjoy "Santa's Tree Trimmers" as much as I did creating it. Just imagine, little pixies and mice running amuck around the Christmas tree hanging ornaments along the boughs creating Christmas magic for one and all. This is what I imagined for this piece. And so, they are on their way to decorate and create magic for years to come! Enjoy!

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