Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Bits and Pieces

Have you ever just taken bits and pieces from unfinished projects, or that you had rejected for some reason, and combined them into something totally different than your original intention? If so, I'd love to hear about your results!

I had a santa head with a too-narrow face, some cold porcelain hands that had shrunk more than 30% when they dried, a weirdly shaped mug, a domed shape, and several other bits and pieces that had been intended for four different projects.

I had been planning to finish the humpty dumpty character that I had started, when I began wondering what it would look like if I added these leftover parts to my humpty dumpty body. Fortunately, he was only a body with two legs. I hadn't added arms or facial features to him yet.

I can picture this roly-poly character sitting on a rock/hill/mushroom, a mug of ale in one hand... Viola! I think I have a leprechaun or dwarf going on here, what do you think? I wonder if I should actually make this franken-dwarf, or elfen-stein with these bits and pieces, or just keep making my humpty dumpty character?

It would be fun to have a bits and pieces challenge, or a swap of some sort, don't you think?

OH! Before I forget, I want to direct your attention to the button on the side bar titled My First Giveaway!

Right now I'm going to go make some arms for those little hands and see what I come up with.

Thanks for dropping by, I'll see you later.


Leola - Southshoreartist said...

Love how this is turning out. I think your Bits and Pieces piece is going to be awesome!!!!!
p.s. I always have an idea of what I'm painting but sometimes it takes a whole new twist in the opposite direction :)

maddyrose said...

I think you should combine these bit and peices into an elf or leprechaun. You already have the parts so whatcha' waiting for? =^)

I like the idea of a swap of bits and peices. If you get something going I want to be part of it.

I see you're having a giveaway too. How cool is that? I'm going to be sending you an email to enter as soon as I finished here.


Marlene said...

Super give away! I will be back later to blog it. Sorry I have been so out of it lately. I think that a leprechaun is perfect and a bits and pieces swap would be great fun. Lets talk about it later.

art2cee2 said...

Oh, yes, I leprechaun would be fantastic with your bits and pieces! :-)

art2cee2 said...

Back again! I have to tell you that I cannot believe that your giveaway Santa was your first. He is amazing. Of course I would love to win him, but I will definitely put a note on my blog to give others a chance to win! :-)

The Bear's Blog said...


I just found you through Maddyrose. Your Blog is wonderful. I can't wait to see your newest creation all finished.


Lee Pierce said...

I confess, when I saw the first photo, I thought something went awry! I was relieved to read that it hadn't been put together, yet! Can't wait to see where you end up :D

Jill D said...

Your Santa looks like a fun piece. I've never merged abandoned projects together, but have given several of my Annies head transplants when I've made a mess of the faces, lol. Maybe I could do something with the spare head like paint them red and use them as Xmas baubles !!
Jill x

Leny said...

Love your blog! As I love Christmas!


Maggie said...

Thank you all!

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Maggie,
Oops, why do I get Maggie and Maddy mixed up! LOL
This guy is so very cute.
I can see him sitting in my Mum's favourite spot in her garden.
Creative hugs,

Heather said...

I love the idea of the elf! With all of the different parts, that's a fun idea for a challenge, it would be neat to see what people came up with!
Have a great day!

Heather said...

btw- i forgot to mention how adorable that santa is below with the gingerbread cookie! oh just so well done! :)

Maggie said...

Thank you, everyone!