Friday, May 1, 2009

Tiny Little Bowl of Tiny Little...

Fruit!


My second medium (which I love to use even more than the first) is modelling clay. I first discovered the love of it when I had to repair my church's nativity scene, in which a lot of the characters had lost their noses/fingers/etc, and I had to rebuild them and then repaint them. They turned out great, but I didn't take any photos. Next christmas when it's all out I'll go take a picture to show you.

But check this out...




I am beaming with pride about this one. This was my first try with making a set from the clay that actually hardens and then you can keep it rather than the stuff you just muck around with (or blue tac). I only finished it yesterday (painting and spraying each piece with varnish to protect them), and I love love love the finished product, so excuse me while I bore you to death with too many photos of them.

The banana...

The orange...

The pear...

The apple...
Aren't they adorable? Or am I biased due to them being my creation? I don't know and I don't care because I am nuts for them. My husband has already claimed this one to go on his desk at work (the man never eats fruit so I don't quite get it). I will be trying things like tiny cupcakes and lollies and a tea set soon, and I have so many other ideas too, like christmas decorations and a little tiny basket with little tiny easter eggs. I seriously could make this bowl of fruit a million times, so if you want one please let me know and I'll be more than happy to make one for you, it is so much fun!

Here it is in my hand to give you an idea of how tiny they are! It makes my hand look huge...actually it's causing me to develop a bit of a complex about my hands being too big. But it's so CUTE! Tee hee! If I was a barbie doll I would totally have that as a centrepiece on my kitchen table, and I would totally want to take a bite out of that apple.

Here it is again in a very artistically lit photo. It looks like it should be an oil painting doesn't it? Very old school still life portait-y.
I'm now going to go and fantasize about making other very tiny things...
xnata

2 comments:

i cant sew said...

exactly what we like!!! lili wants to know what the name of the clay is. i have some paper clay that i am too scared to use but will one day(when the kids are in bed) it is great
~itty, bitty and pretty things~ here we come!
%*_*%

Kathy said...

Oh Wow! That is so cool Renata. If you do ever get time to make a second (or third) set, I'd love a bowl of miniature fruit.

Love the blog. :)