Friday, July 15, 2011

Here Comes Santa Claus

Here comes Santa Claus,
Here comes Santa Claus,
Right down Santa Claus Lane,
Hmmm hmm hmmm hmmmm hmmm...


I can't remember all of the words, but I do know the tune. It is stuck in my head now.

It's Christmas Eve, and Santa is about half finished with his deliveries. Santa has lowered his bag of toys and treats down this chimney and now he's climbing down. I hope he doesn't get stuck, it looks like a tight fit! I am amazed at how clean Santa keeps his red and white suit, what with all of those sooty chimneys, and the snow!
The chimney is made from a 4" wooden box covered in paper mache. Santa is made from paper mache, paper clay, acrylic paints and mediums. Inside the chimney is a wind-up musical movement that plays the full tune of "Here Comes Santa Claus", accompanied by a tick-tock rhythm. It sounds really nice. I love adding music movements to my pieces when I can.

This piece measures 7-1/2" high, by approx. 6" at the widest point.


I have decided to have my drawing for the free Santa on the last day of July 31. I don't think I will reach 100 followers by Christmas, and it doesn't matter how many followers I have. I love having all of you follow, and I want one of you to win my first paper mache Santa.

So, July 31 is the day! If you haven't emailed me that you'd like to be entered in the drawing, do so SOON. You must be a follower of this blog to win.

Thank you for dropping by, and I hope you are having a great Friday!
Maggie

8 comments:

art2cee2 said...

Oh my goodness I love him! :-)

Heather said...

i just LOVE this...and the fact that you added music is so neat!
happy friday

Lee Pierce said...

This Santa is so sweet! I love the addition of music, Maggie. I'll be singing that in my head all day. I seem to recall a 45 with Gene Autry...

maddyrose said...

I love him, Maggie, I really do. I think I need to have him. The music is great but even without it this Santa is special.
I've often pondered how Santa's clothes remain so clean considering where he spends so much of his time and have decided it has to be magic. Another wonderful Santa, and I'm not surprized. Hugs

Linda in New Mexico said...

Dasher and Dancer and all of the reindeer pulling at the reins....

He is fabulous. You certainly know how to embody the Christmas Shaman. The first time I heard someone call Santa that, I was a bit offended until I thought about all the magic (touching the side of his nose, the clean suetless suit etc) and I now find that an okay title. Shelly, my daughter called him Sandy Drawers or that's what it sounded like so Sandy Drawers is our name for St. Nick here at Casa de Cuckoo.

Cobblestone Creations said...

Just perfect! What a talent you have.

But, er, um, now I've got that song in my head too! Oh well, it'll help me not think about the heat. ;)

Colony Mountain Stitcheries said...

Your Santa is wonderful...love his face! The music really makes this piece something extraordinary.

Mina said...

LOL! Now that delightful song is in my head as well. This Santa is wonderful and brings all the joys of Christmas to mind.