Back to the oven.
No, I'm not cooking my winter animal, I'm back to Polymer clay! Our prompt from Shelley Graham Turner this week was to be inspired by a winter animal.
Now I know I have taken a lot of pictures of birds in winter, but I wanted to try something a bit different.
I chose one of the smallest of mammals that don't hibernate in winter, the White-Footed Mouse.
Not sure if I am going to make these into pendants as originally planned, but here they are, from sketch, to raw clay and then baked. Not sure if I am going to glaze them yet...
|Sketch made with ball point pen at work|
|Raw clay with details on the first one. I used grated chalk for the color|
|In my hand to show scale.|
I had fun with these. They really do crouch in little balls, so it was easy to make a simplified image, yet have them be a bit realistic.
Go see Shelley and the others link up here.