*WHEW*! HOT summer days make for extra time cooling off in the art studio! With Christmas music playing in the background and the air-conditioner blasting on "High", I was inspired to make this nine inch tall Victorian Santa Claus.
His face is sculpted from paper clay, and white wool roving was needle-felted into a beard. Old tiny mercury glass Christmas ornaments decorate his hat.
His pack is made from vintage fabric and filled with old miniatures.
His clothes are made from 100% wool and lined with REAL seal fur.
Santa holds a metal staff in his hand and carries a package under his arm.
It's a challenge making Santa able to stand on his own, rather than permanently gluing him to a base.
Combining old with new, clay with fabric, metal with wool - the results are always so rewarding!
But the results aren't always what's most important, it's the process!
More to come!