Wednesday, April 12, 2017

A shrunken head

I've had a really great couple days creatively speaking. I feel motivated and WANT to work. Last night I completed three... THREE... projects, including this dude.

He's been sitting around here for about 2 years waiting to be completed and last night I had my way with that bad boy!

I'm pretty pleased with him. I like the age he has. That crusty dusty look was achieved with baby powder atop of wet paint. It's looks great... like aged grime and dust. 

He's made from this sort of light and foamy air dry clay that I distinctly remember hating but can't for the life of me remember the name of. I must have blocked it from memory.

Just some terrible foam clay, string, jute twine, faux fur hair, paint and baby powder and you have yourself a shrunken head that only took a bazillion years to make.

Now, he needs a name... any suggestions?


  1. Nicely done!
    Wish I was creative enough to come up with a name for him!!
    diane @ thoughts&shots

  2. When I was a little girl my Grandfather had a really real shrunken head. He was one of those intrepid explorers of exotic regions from long ago. Your shrunken head looks just like how I remember his looked. He is surly an unlucky fellow. Maybe you could thumb your nose at his fate and call him Mr. Lucky!

  3. Oh well done Nichola! I hate to say it but it reminds of baby monkeys that had their eyes stitched closed for some research.

  4. He has a Norbert kind of look about him. lol I love him!

  5. I am quite late to this party but you know I love names. . . so for this brilliant guy I'll suggest three off the top of my head:
    or to play on the ancient and shrunken aspect
    Haphahedamen (something ancient/egyptian about it that I like)