September 12, 2009

clay and other assorted beasties

I started working on some new clay creatures. One is a squid mermaid! I won't share until I have completed more of her though. Tentacle is ready for the second part of mold-making. If the craft stores around here weren't so completely shitty and useless, I would be able to get to it, instead of having to order everything online.
It really gets my goiter!
I did make this little lovely:





Her sadness is undeniable!
That is not painted. It is my terrible baking skills that turned her those colors. But, I rather like it, and I'll probably paint her in a similar way.

I'm also preparing a larger Soot beastie, and messing around with white wool. Perhaps the white beasties will be Smogs.
I bought some felting needles today,(successfully bled myself with them too) and experimented with making felted Soots. I don't think I care for the felted ones alone, they are not sturdy enough. I like the clay innards, a light breeze won't send them toppling over. So I'm going to try felting, with clay innards.

There is more to relay, but that is all the reporting I can muster for this evening.

G'night then

4 comments:

Hey Harriet said...

She is so sweet! Sad little things really appeal to me. And yay for bad baking skills because she turned out wonderfully I think! I think this is my first time visiting your blog and it's very lovely :)

belly said...

Oh, thank you! I burn everything but I always paint them so I'm saved. I just visited your blog recently! I found it from the POE blog when I was updating links.

mentalmulch said...

Loving the sad little one! Like her all burnt. I want!
Larger Soots and Smogs...awesome!
Ouch! Those felting needles are wicked...poked my fingers with them a few times too!
Hope you had a nice weekend!

belly said...

Felting needles hurt, but it is so much fun. I felted a wad of cat fur. Is that gross? I want to collect enough fur to make a tiny felted doppelganger of my cat!
I'm not sold on the name "Smog" yet, but they are going to be so cute