The winter solstice is the longest night of the year and this handmade witch in her all-black outfit with yellow star fabric is dedicated to that night. With her long golden hair promising the return of the sun. She is a full-body sculpt. She is made of Polymer clay with Her hair is hand-dyed sheered Wensleydalesheep fur locks. Her eyes are handmade and painted by me. I made her costume using a number of different upcycled vintage fabrics and trims. She is slightly posable with a jointed neck so you can have her interact with the viewer or her surroundings and wobble jointed shoulders and wired arms. Including her stand she and her hat she is 25" tall. Sorry, I do not ship internationally, US addresses only for the time being, as all shipping services are a mess right now.
This is a set I sculpted using Cosclay polymer clay and is completely one of a kind. The clay is very flexible, unlike some other polymer clays that will break under pressure, these bend and flex back. The Octomaid holds herself aloft in this position on the back of the custom Abalone shell base by the strength of this amazing clay alone. Her legs are very strong and flexible as are the babies which are made of the same clay. The set includes the Mother Octomaid, the shell base, all 4 Cosclay Octo babies, and the hatchling as well as the handmade fish and spear. The Octomaid's head is articulated to turn and can be posed so you can angle it multiple ways and have her looking down at the babies or up at you to optimize the display setting. The piece is 15.5 inches tall and about 6 inches wide at the base, her profile including her outstretched arm and back legs is 10" wide. Shipping is free to US addresses. I am sorry I do not ship internationally.
Every proper myth and legend features a door, gateway, or mirror acting as a portal to another dimension of reality, plain existence in a faraway realm or alternate universe. This is my interpretation of one such portal. The pood piece was a perfectly sliced knothole from an oak tree. Tried for many seasons and preserved for this purpose. I envisioned this very large troll with his arms draped on either side of the portal, ever watching and guarding the way to their realm. There are two dryad wood nymphs also waiting and watching just inside. I hope this piece inspires your imagination as to what their realm would look like. I have left the original exterior intact other than sealing it and sculpted the characters on the cut side using creative paper clay. It is all hand-painted with acrylic paint and then sealed. This is a one of a kind piece. Thank you for coming and looking at my work. The piece is about 13" tall.
This is a piece that I sculpted from a very uniquely colored piece of driftwood. The Black and white coloring on the wood was its natural color. When I found it I immediately saw the shape and envisioned this very piece. I saved it for many years waiting for the day when my muse was ready to bring her into our world. This is part driftwood in its natural state and part nurtured by me using creative paper clay, acrylic paint, and a lot of time and creative energy. Her base is dyed concrete made with embedded recycled glass. I tried to honor the design mother nature and the water gave to this unique driftwood and left the backside pretty much as it looked when I found it. My series is called Nature vs Nurture and they are all unique pieces of wood that I saw a character or multiple ones just below the surface and now they have emerged. Thank you for looking at my art.
This is a wonderful piece of Grapewood. I picked it up and immediately saw these two characters waiting to be developed. The many knots and curves and shapes in this wood make if very unique naturally, but with a little Nurturing on my part and some creative paper clay, acrylic paint, and some glass eyes you get this wonderful dryad elf lifelong pal the dragon. They are branch mates. The crystal star was added after the first pictures were taken so some of the pictures are without the crystal. I have an affinity for trees and the wonderful shaped that mother nature puts in the grain. I try to leave as much of it visible as possible including original colors where that works with the design. This is where the idea for the name of the series came from, Nature versus Nurture. I work with what mother nature put into the wood and infuse it with my imagination and nurture the creatures you see into it. Thank you for looking at my work. I will be adding new pieces as they are completed, each is a one of a kind creation. I am sorry I do not ship internationally, I only ship to US addresses. No PO Boxes.
This is a wonderful piece of Grape Wood that I found that said portal to me. The wood is very beautiful. Mother nature gave it so so much character, to begin with, but I saw even more just waiting below the surface. This one has two little Goblins (paper clay) and two wood sprites (Cosclay Polymer clay)along with several black lite friendly/glow in the dark portals in several places and a glow in the dark mushroom lantern(Cosclay polymer clay). Portals are a favorite of mine. Every proper myth and legend features a doorway, mirror or other gateway acting as a portal to another fantastic or terrifying place. Like the cabinet in Narnia or Alice's rabbit hole, they transport your imagination to somewhere wonderful. I feel having them around enlivens ones imagination as we ponder what might be found beyond the portal. The piece is 10" tall. I create new pieces regularly and will be posting new works here as they are completed. Thank you for looking.
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