I just finished my second sculpture for the Polymer Clay Smooshers guild Fairy Tale Challenge. I've been working on these two pieces for several weeks now. The first piece I'm entering is my sculpture of a Gnome and a Halfling standing outside the Halfling's Mushroom house and sharing garden vegetables. The mushroom cap has glow in the dark accents and a light inside. This one was inspired by Grampa and our neighbor sharing their vegetables when I was young. All sorts of fairy tales inspired this as well. I like imagining that there's a whole world out there that most people never see, like mushrooms that serve as houses for fairy tale creatures.
These whimsical sculptures are just so much fun to create! They do take a lot of time, but that's half the enjoyment- all those little details that make the piece so much more special. My second entry portrays a fairy offering a sparkling purple unicorn a large leaf full of red and green apples.
I sculpted the unicorn first, using a purple sparkle clay that looks very nice with his gold mane, tail, and hooves- very regal coloring. The horn is sculpted from glow in the dark clay, so you can see the magic it contains at night. After pondering for a bit I decided he needed a friend- he looked lonely. And since the theme is Fairy Tales, I had to sculpt a fairy. This fairy comes bearing a gift for her friend: a large leaf brimming with delicious apples. Since she can fly, she's able to find all the best apple trees.
Both of these sculptures were a lot of fun to create, and they make me smile. That's something I always hope my work does for others- puts a smile on their face.
I've seen some of the other entries for this Challenge, and I'm very impressed. The Smooshers have some very talented artists in their ranks! I love that these challenges often push people to try things outside their normal boundaries. I know I've tried many new things and gone in different directions in order to create pieces for a Challenge.
Stay tuned for more new creations from CreativeCritters!
-Michelle of CreativeCritters