Thursday, June 16, 2011

A Leprechaun from Leftover Bits and Pieces

If you read my last post, you'll remember that I had been thinking about combining some left over and/or rejected parts to create a new piece. Sort of like Dr. Frankenstein creating a new person from old parts. Well, I did it. Meet Patrick, my little Leprechaun friend.

Patty likes nothing better at the end of a busy day than a mug of ale with his leprechaun friends. They tell tall tales about what mischief they've been up to. I tell you, there's a lot of laughter and knee slapping when those guys get together!

I combined all of the parts that I mentioned in my bits and pieces post. The dome shape became a large mushroom. I sculpted three additional, somewhat smaller mushrooms.

I lengthened his beard a little, and gave him some little pointy toed boots. His hands look more like they belong to him, now that he has arms. Last of all, I mounted the sculpture on a slice of a Christmas tree trunk, and added some real moss that I had collected last fall.

I hope he might inspire you to take some of your rejected bits and pieces, if you have any, and turn them into something new. I think he's pretty cool, if I do say so myself. I doubt that I would have even thought to create a Leprechaun if I hadn't been exploring what I could do with those "leftovers".

Speaking of leftovers, I really need to go clean out my fridge. 'Bye for now!

Have a great day,


maddyrose said...

Maggie, he is adorable. I really love this little guy and to think he was only created because you had those bits and pieces. He sure looks like everything about him was intentional and not just a lucky combination of leftovers or scraps. Those mushrooms are pretty great too. This whole piece is perfect right down to the piece of Christmas tree trunk he's mounted on. Once again I'm smitten by one of your creations. xoxo

The Bear's Blog said...

How cute. Leftovers can be so much fun.


Lisa said...

Now this is a cute sculpt. I'll have to pull out my big box of bits and pieces, all rejects of course, and give it a go. Maggie, you did good!
I guess we can do it if we think it.

hugs to you Maggie,
thanks for everything.

Maggie said...

Thank you ladies! How are you doing, Lisa? I hope things are starting to look up in Joplin.

art2cee2 said...

OMG Maggie he is just so cute! I love him, I hate to say I love him more than your Santas because I really adore them....but my hubby is Irish and I am irish by marriage...with a name like Donnelly I gotta love leprechauns! :-)

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Maggie,
He is absolutely gorgeous!
He makes me think of my girlfriend who has irish background and a little man, leprechaun~tattooed on her hip. lol
Creative hugs,

Cobblestone Creations said...

Oh he's simply perfect! Love him.

pinkglitterfae said...

Maggie you are one creative lady! hope this little fella gives you some good luck, lol! I tend to throw out any of my disaster paintings without giving them a chance for new life, maybe I should take a lesson from you :-)

Mina said...

What am adorable leprechaun! I just love him sitting atop that mushroom and telling tales of mischief and fate! Wonderful thing to do with "leftovers".