Saturday, July 9, 2011

Santa's Coming to Town

Only 5+ shopping months until Christmas!!! I bet this paper mache Santa would look great on that special someone's fireplace mantel, shelf or table top. This is the 20th paper mache Santa that I've created since I started working with this medium.

He has a big bag stuffed full of toys for all you good girls and boys. There's probably some coal in there too, just in case you haven't been so good.

He carries a shiny Christmas wreath over his left arm as he waves. You should check out his profile. Here he is from the right side...

And from the left side...

He wears his belt under his tummy, like some other guys I know (not mentioning names). Looks like someone's been eating too many cookies. And, here he is again, walking away...


This vintage-look Santa stands all of 10-1/2" tall. He wears a traditional American-style red Santa suit, with a broad belt and boots. He can stand on his own, so he doesn't have a base.

Once again, I want to remind you of my drawing for a free OOAK paper mache Santa:


Thank you so much for visiting me, and please come back again soon!
Maggie

7 comments:

The Bear's Blog said...

Hi Maggie,

I like this Santa. He is slender which is a nice change from the traditional "milk & cookies" Santa. His belly - well, some crunches would take care of that issue. (o:

As for his bag - if there are a few pieces of coal in there I know of 2 little teddy bears who have "earned" them in the last day, LuLu & Flora.

Have a wonderful weekend, and it's only 169 days till Christmas. Yippee.

Hugs

maddyrose said...

I can't believe how handsome this Santa is and I know just where to sit him. We have got to talk about family rates. I love the big bag of toys, and the wreath, who doesn't love wreaths. All in all I'd say you have a real winner here. xoxo

art2cee2 said...

Oh such an adorable Santa. Makes me think of hot chocolate and snow...wait, it can't be only 5 months left...I better get my list together! :-)

Cobblestone Creations said...

I am just constantly amazed how you can take one character and make so many different variations of him. And each one is sooooooo very well done. Keep going ~ I love to see your work!!!! :)

Lee Pierce said...

My favorite guy! He's really looking good - perfect belly and bag full of goodies and a wreath, too.
Beautiful work, Maggie.

Marlene said...

Love this one, reminds me of someone we know, not naming names either. I'll be home tomorrow or Wednesday (hoping for tomorrow)

Mina said...

I love your Santa and his wonderful wreath and bag. And that belly...we must know some of the same men! ;-)