Friday, March 2, 2012

The Egg Man

My third shelf-sitter is a Humpty Dumpty type character. I've taken to referring to him as "The Egg Man" because every time I worked on him I got the Beatles song "I Am the Walrus" stuck in my head. You know the line where they sing, "I am the eggman, they are the eggmen, I am the walrus... goo goo ga-joob..."

The Egg Man is made from paper mache with a plastic Easter egg as an armature for the upper body. His arms and legs are stuffed fabric. The arms are button jointed, and the legs are a little different. I glued wooden beads into the tops to make knees, and threaded wire through the holes in the beads and into the body. His little feet can swing back and forth.

His collar, hat band and bow tie are paper that has been coated with several layers of acrylic sealer. He wanted to wear black and orange, so I obliged him. His eyes are really shiny, and I couldn't get a really good pic. But just believe me, he's much cuter in person.

He is seen below with my other two shelf-sitters:

See, I told you he wouldn't be anything like the other two. He actually is my favorite of the three!


The Bear's Blog said...

Hi Maggy,

They are all amazing. My favorite though is "The Percussionist". I am so drawn to her coloring and features.

Have a wonderful weekend.

maddyrose said...

I adore The Egg Man. He's so darn cute and the way he is put together is really inventive. I'm refering to the button jointed arms and the wooden beads for knees. I think his choice in colors for his wardrobe is spot on. I just love the bow tie. He's one handsome egg and has such a sweet and gentle face. I think I'm going to make an egg shelf sitter because after seeing this guy I know what I want to do with those plastic eggs I bought. Great job Maggie.
Love you,

Magic Love Crow said...

I love them all, but I have to admit, he is my favorite too ;o) Have a great day!

Leola - Southshoreartist said...

Oh my goodness...these are amazing...I love them all.

Crystal said...

Wow your egg man is awesome. You do such amazing work it blows me away! And now--I am hearing I am the Walrus playing in my head. I always (and I am a total Beatle fan) thought it said I am the ape man. Thanks for letting me know so when I sing it I sing it right Lol :-)

pinkglitterfae said...

hey, isn't there a beatles song about the egg man, lol! he is adorable! you always have such a nice variety of dolls, I never know what I will find here :-)

Mina said...

I love every one of them and could not honesty choose any individual one as a favorite! These dolls are simply exquisite. Your work is so amazing.

Crystal said...

He is soooo cute! I love your work, I guess I've told you that before....many times but bears saying yet again! ;-)

Lisa said...

Oh Maggie, I love this Humpty!!! good job! Love the orange and black, it looks good on him. I would never have thought to use those colors on him.
Lots of hugs,

Heather said...

WOW - I love the Egg Man - this is great work!!!!! So cool! hugs to you my friend! xo

Barbara Moore said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog! I think your work is absolutely amazing! You have such detail and whimsey in your work. I hope you never stop.

Hugs XX