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Final 2010 Ornaments-Ostrich & Mr. Bundles

I’m a bit behind in posting these last ornaments. Better late than never. First up is another Piggy ornament. This Piggy is wearing her best holly and singing “Fa la la….”

Next is an Ostrich. Yes, an Ostrich. I’ve got Christmas kitties and Christmas piggies, why not a Christmas Ostrich?

Last is Mr. Bundles, all wrapped up in his woolly scarf.

I really enjoyed making these special ornaments this year. I hope to add more to the collection in 2011.


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Piggy Ornament

Last year I made a few Santa and Snowman ornaments for the holiday shows. Those ornaments were made over used light bulbs. You can see them on my ArtFire studio page. The Santa ornament became a class I taught at Ink About It earlier this month.

This year I pulled out a box of glass ornaments that have been in my studio closet for…well, a long time it seems. This is a familiar routine because each year I pull them off the shelf, stare at them, tell myself that I either create something with them or donate them to Freecycle.

They usually go back on the shelf, you know, cause I really might make something with them.

And guess what? I DID IT!

Introducing Piggy O

Piggy O is made from custom colored polymer clay and sculpted over a flat glass ornament. She is hand sanded, buffed, and given a patina for an aged look.

And she even has a curly tail.

I’ve sketched out a few more ornament ideas, including a cat, of course. Now to get them made in time for my final holiday show at ArtSpace in Maynard (12/3, 12/4 and 12/5.)

(Inspiration for Piggy O comes from the wonderfully imaginative art of Doreen Kassel)