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Sunday, July 31, 2011

My Newest Polymer Clay Sculpture - Ready for My First Day of School

Hello!!  As many of you know, I am a member of The Polymer Clay Enthusiasts Team on Etsy (PCETeam).  Each month the team members can participate in challenges presented at the beginning of the month.  For July, one of the challenges was to create something with a 'Back to School' theme. With my daughter's visit here, and being busy with summer activities, work and life itself, I thought I was going to run out of time to participate in this challenge.  July seemed to fly by and here we are at the last day of the month.  Talk about getting my challenge piece in 'just under the wire'!!!  LOL!  I had the idea in my head all month, I thought of it when I heard what the challenge was.  I was so pleased with how it turned out and hope you enjoy seeing it.  Introducing: "Ready for My First Day of School"


This darling little freckle faced boy is sitting atop two big books (of course I had to have one of the books be titled 'ART').  His little red backpack is sitting behind him and he's holding a great big pencil.  I antiqued the piece to bring out the details. 





 As I was making this piece, I was remembering each of my kids' first days of school... Such wonderful memories I have of those days!  :)  I thought this would be a sweet figurine to have ~ to commemorate a child's first school days, and it would also be a darling cake topper!  Click HERE to see more about 'Ready for My First Day of School' and THANK YOU so much for visiting today!

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~Trina

8 comments:

  1. Trina, this is darling! He brings back memories of your first day of school like it was yesterday, and how much you loved the little play kitchen that was set up in your kindergarten room.

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  2. Thank you Mom, so glad you like it!! I remember that little kitchen! :) Fun!

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  3. Trina, He's WONDERFUL! All the tiny meticulously sculpted details of the backpack, book (ART!), pencil, etc. are amazing and I love his freckles and little hair cowlick. Some lucky little boy is going to have his first day of school commemorated in the most special of ways. You surely rose to the PCETeam challenge.

    I am continually amazed at what comes out of your talented hands! Sure would love to know how you get your surfaces SO smooth and devoid of imperfections. If it's a closely guarded secret please forget I asked!

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  4. Thank you so much Anita!! I'm so happy to know you like him, he was fun to create! As for my surfaces being smooth... No secrets, I try very hard not to touch my pieces too much once they are assembled. Then I just smooth over any spots that may need it with a light touch of my finger. While I am very critical of my own work, I do believe that any imperfections in handmade art adds to the charm of the pieces. I guess the artist sees the imperfections in their own work more so than others do. :) Your sweet comments certainly keep me inspired!! Thank you!

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  5. This is an adorable piece! You are certainly a talented person with a great deal of imagination.

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  6. Gulf coast Laser Graphics ~ Thank you so much for your kind words about my work! :)

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  7. Trina, that is absolutely darling...you are very talented. I love all the details, gorgeous:)

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  8. Thank you Kayla! I'm so glad to know you like my work!! :)

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