Tuesday, July 28, 2015

A passion for polymer clay and sculpting ....this time, a penguin with an egg!

Having a passion for something good......anything that fulfills you and is good for others, is much more important in life than making lots of money, buying expensive cars,etc. I have been so fortunate to have found my passion in sculpting.  Even though I fight a tremor from Parkinson's, I find joy in creating from clay.   I have had new cars and even new houses, only to find an empty feeling.  You know how you want to keep going into the garage and smelling that new car smell only to realize that it's not enough to fulfill you?  What I find fulfillment in is creating something new!  I find joy in knowing that my work is gracing the homes of people all over the world!  How lucky I am!

I guess I'm in a introspective state of mind this evening. 

I just sent one of my creations to Kentucky.  It was a penguin with an egg.  The egg was removable from the penguin....my own design and idea. At least, I have never seen another sculpt like that. For me, clay and art is what it's all about.  I'm going to be working on a vulture for my daughter-in-law and hope to show it to you soon!  Oh! I also have two goth dolls ready for fall and Halloween! I look forward to showing you soon!+

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Bessie Bluebird

I think everyone is ready for a little bit of spring, so here is my contribution!  Bessie  is the second baby bluebird I have sculpted.  She is about 1½ inches tall.  She has a wire armature in her little birdie feet to make them more secure.  I have been sculpting my animals with ProSculpt clay and it's far stronger than Fimo or Sculpey.

Tomorrow, watch for a newborn puppy!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Oma The Ostrich

I'm back with some new animal sculptures! First up is a 6 inch ostrich named Oma.  She comes on a  base and will be shipped in her own altered box.  I used Pro Sculpt for this piece and then I painted her with Genesis paints.  Isn't she adorable?

Keep watching for my next two pieces!  Although I may repeat animals, no two will ever be just alike because I never mold my own work.  Each piece is individually sculpted.

Here is the link to Oma's Ebay auction:


Monday, September 22, 2014

Hand Sculpted Polymer Clay Miniature Bulldogs And Doberman

This are my last three custom/commissioned pieces, a doberman, a mama  bulldog, and a brindle colored bulldog. I will not be taking anymore requests for a while so that I can feel free to sculpt whatever comes to my mind.  I'm really wanting to sculpt another ostrich, baby elephant, and an maybe an anteater! Whatever animal I sculpt, dog or other, I spend time researching that breed or species. I look at the way the eyes are set, the coloring, the length of its tail and whether or not it should be docked (although I hate that practice.).
Please watch for my work under my Ebay name, Toodlesocks. I will also post my work on here whenever I have something new.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

OOAK Maltese polymer clay sculpture

Here is my latest commissioned piece, a sweet little Maltese.  I used the owner's dog (as pictured below) for reference.  With Parkinson's Disease, the biggest challenge for me is putting in the lines for hair texture because I have to hold and turn the piece with my shaky left hand.  Somehow, with determination, I still manage to detail my work. I sculpted the Maltese from white Sculpey and then painted it with white genesis paint which gave it a more finished look. She has onyx eyes and one of my hand dyed shabby silk ruffles around her neck.

I am looking forward  to my next order,two more bull dogs!  One of them will be have a brindle colored coat, so I'm hoping Genesis paints will work well for that look. I am enjoying a lazy summer, but keep my fingers in my clay so I don't lose my touch. If you are interested in ordering one of my OOAK dogs, please contact me at toodlesocks@yahoo.com. Unfortunately, at this time, I am not sculpting human babies or fairies.  They require a much steadier hand than I currently have. One of these days, I might give in and have deep brain stimulation (DBS), but I'm hoping a new and more effective medication will be discovered before I have to make that decision.

Next month, we are going on a big family fishing trip. My husband assures me that my tremor will attract the fish as it causes my fishing pole to shake.  Hey, you have to have a sense of humor to get through some of life's challenges!


Thursday, June 12, 2014

Bulldog puppies in their new home!

I was thrilled to find out that the collector who ordered two baby bulldogs from me found nursery items for them! They are two lucky bulldogs to be in such a loving home! I am amazed that they fit so perfectly in their bed, rocking horse, and walker!  I hope you enjoy these cute pics.

If you are interested in my work, please contact me at toodlesocks@yahoo.com

Friday, May 16, 2014

A polymer clay hand sculpted OOAK miniature Schnauzer

I'm on a roll with dogs. In fact, I have a list of special orders for them.  I just finished this sweet little Schnauzer that you see in the photos above. Next on my list is a baby bull dog, one of my favorites to sculpt! The collector has asked me to make it jointed and I love doing that too!  

Earlier today, a fellow Wheaten owner asked me if I have sculpted a Wheaten. Interestingly enough, I have not, but I have my own model for one with George, our 3 year old Wheaten.  He has a summer cut right now though, so I'll wait for him to grow out his coat before I use him as my model. I have not sculpted a Wire Hair Fox Terrier, like our beloved Millie who was 14 years old when we lost her 3 years ago.  I would love to add one to my list!