Thursday, March 17, 2011

Little Clay People

One way I learn something is to try it over and over again, using different methods and different looks and techniques. Each one of these little clay people has a different core, different armature (if one at all) different paint etc. By the last two I'd gotten a few things down to more of a science.

But they've been so much fun to make! Each one comes out with it's own personality and look.


This one I call the Professor - and he's standing on a rock cause I couldn't get him to stand up on his own two feet.
This is the Old Lady - she has a silver bun and movable arms - which I have not mastered yet - these are a big wobbly. Notice her blue eyeshadow - doesn't she know that it's passe to have your eyeshadow and dress match? Tsk, tsk....she tries hard to be with it....

I think this one - who just got borned this morning - is a librarian out for a fancy dance. Not really sure yet who she is.

Now this one is my favorite. She was easy to make, I like her dress and love her little balled up hair. She's pretty calm and easygoing.

This was the first one that I made a few weeks ago. I've gotten fond of her worried look and lumpy head. I call her worry wart and have found that she will take on the burden of all ones' worries and make them her own - freeing you from keeping them close. Handy gal to have around.

Oh yes - the hippie lady - or tree lady or sea person. Not so sure about her, different type of dress and kinda weird hair. But friendly and patient I have to say. Maybe a mermaid tail would help, or leaves for hair - we'll see....

Posing all together. What a funny crowd.
Whadda you think? Fun or nutty? Seeing them all in a crowd, I still like the red lady best.

Another bigger dog in the works - which might have a rider, and the fish is still being painted. What the hell am I gonna do with all these little people?????

17 comments:

Lisa at Greenbow said...

All of your people have such great character. It takes a village...

sukipoet said...

uniquely yours. each one special. sell them on Etsy.

yoborobo said...

Definitely sell them on etsy, Mim! They are charming. I love the one in the red dress, too, but they each have so much personality, it's hard to pick a favorite. They make me smile! :))) xox Pam

studio lolo said...

BIG smiles happening here! :D

Worry wart is my favorite. She speaks to me for some reason. I love them in a group too, so funny showing off their personalities!

I haven't touched paper clay in a while. And you're right, that book I bought is for know-it-alls in ceramics! Sheesh, I looked at the whole thing and then realized what a waste of money my haste created...again! If you think you could get something from it, it's yours.

Keep going girlfriend!♥

Robin said...

Hmmm...I just can't pick a favourite - although (of course) I love the lady in lilac! But they all are quite wonderful - and indeed, they do all have different personas!

I am happy you have found another art genre - you are so talented!!

Love,

♥ Robin ♥

PAK ART said...

All very interesting and your comments are the best! I think I'm partial to the sea or tree lady, although the worry lady is wonderful too. All of them do seem to have their own personalities.

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

These are so cute. I think you need to keep doing them. Yes put them on your ETSY.

Amanda said...

hippie lady is my favorite!

i love the way they all seem to be listing to port........i think they're on a cruise ship ;-)

~Babs said...

Fun or nutty?
Both.
And I love them for that.
Each is uniquely it's own person,,
and most comfortable being so.
This paper clay stuff looks like such fun,,,carry on, Mim,,,,lookin' good!

Lynn said...

Fun, nutty, crazy wonderful! I think the librarian is going out with the professor. She needs a handbag. They will "fool around" wink, wink, after their time on the town. I just know it.
Ms Worry Wart is made for me!
I am sure these would sell.
Keep playing with all your ideas, this crowd is quite wonderful in all wayS! I love their faces, hair, arms, clothes even the rock.
I think the hippie is Joss/Soulbrush! LOL

marianne said...

Hard to pick a favorite, but as a group they are fab!!!

kj said...

my favorite is the hippy tree sea lady because she wears her hair like i do

:)

very very fun, mim
xoxo
kj

Katiejane said...

They are all adorable! I think I like the professor best. That last one looks like Maggie Simpson to me, or maybe her cousin. Who cares what you do with them; you're just having fun making them. Perhaps your nephews would like them? :)

Marion said...

These are all adorable...it's hard to choose just one favourite. Sell them on Etsy, Mim, I know they would do really well. Especially if you wrote a litte about who they are. They all have such great personalities. Way to go, Mim!!!

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Lori ann said...

give them to me!!!

haha, i love the librarian and the professor, was he the one standing on the rock? that reminded me of the little prince.

awesome mim!

Teri and the cats of Curlz and Swirlz said...

How very fun...I can see them all hopping on The Green Turtle and going to Costa Rica and eating plantains...