Tuesday, July 21, 2009

A bit in limbo.....

I am trying to get back into the swing of things here. I have a few munchkins on my desk that need to be painted, a very special commissioned piece to finish and other various odds and ends. I am just waiting for my paperclay shipment to arrive so that i can get a move on!

It's also definitely time for a July giveaway...i can't believe the end of the month has snuck up on me so fast!! And I am thinking about having midsummer SnipPet Sale...so stay tuned for more info on both of these.

In the meantime, I thought i would share a photo of 3 Lion King miniatures that I created for a wonderful doll collector named Jo Moore Stewart a few years ago. She has an EXTENSIVE collection of dolls and miniatures (and that is an extreme understatement)....thousands of them...and they are all grouped in themed mini "rooms" that she has developed. The entire collection is called MiniLands. It is truly an amazing world of creativity, history and whimsy. I was reminded of Jo and her fantasy land when she emailed me last week about a feature that the Atlanta news did on her miniature Michael Jackson tribute.

Jo had me sculpt a giraffe, a zebra and a cheetah that were exact miniature replicas of the characters from the Broadway version of The Lion King. Costume designer, Julie Taymor, is a genius...the way she seamlessly transformed the human actors into animal characters is amazing! OH, how i would love to see the show in person!

5 comments:

Ginny Diezel said...

YEOW - no... DOUBLE AND TRIPLE YEOW! Those pieces are fabulous!

Pattee said...

How very cool about the miniatures!
You do everything great you know : )
Pattee

The Creek Cats said...

Carrie, you impress the heck outta us! Fabulous job!

Isn't it so hard to get back into the swing of things after a vacation?

Chicken Lips said...

Wonderful pieces! I'll bet that collector was thrilled! Looking forward to seeing what you're working on.

Jenny Carter said...

Those are neat. I hope all the kitties were fine when you were gone.

I posted an award for you on my wonders blog. http://wondersofwhimsy.blogspot.com