Sunday, 23 September 2012

Getting dressed in Sunday Best.




Just need to tidy up and put the boots on.

Actually he needs the collar, to the jacket; the breeches are not properly felted yet and need the Harris tweed effect finish and he may (or not if I struggle with it) have a cap.

Eventually he will have air dry clay, painted riding boots and a plinth.  He also needs a good, knobbly, walking stick as well.  Then I just have to decide what to do with him: he stands at 1/2 a metre which is way too big for the house.

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  1. Well hello Mr Badger! You certainly have become a powerful presence.
    Charlotte,he's much larger than I first expected...... I'm looking forward to seeing the finished model!

    Happy Sunday,
    Ruby

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    1. Slightly scarily, he is bigger than I expected as well. I have no idea what to do with him when finished. I really should plan more carefully.
      Happy Sunday.

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  2. He is amazing Charlotte, I think he is just a fabulous fellow and I marvel at the way he has taken shape. If I hadn't got myself into such a mess I would have loved to have offered him a home!

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    1. Thank you, he is rather big but thoroughly imposing. Which is just how Mr Badger should be. I have been considering donating him to a study centre at one of our local nature reserves. We have a lovely centre at Attenborough and another at Rushcliffe where he might find a home. The British Trust for Nature icon being a badger.

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  3. Wow, look at Mr. Badger.......
    Bigger than I expected too, but it gives him a wonderful presence Charlotte.
    Love the idea of a knobbly walking stick and he does look rather dapper in his coat and cravat.

    Claire :}

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    1. Thanks Claire, I am currently suggesting that my youngest son lets me have a stick from his collection. But apparently they are all very important sticks and I need to go and get my own.

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  4. He is very distinguished and dignified considering the current news about culling Badgers.

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    1. Thanks Penny, he is standing up for immunisation, as am I.

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  5. Charlotte,
    what i am always struck with when i see any of your art, this piece for sure... is that you imbue them with a tangible spirit, like earth and heart. I love seeing every piece you make!

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  6. As if he's "alive"! I think he'll look imposing in his boots and with a cane! Maybe he'll need a friend or a sweetheart, not to be alone?:)

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    1. I am not sure I have the energy to make a lady friend. Not to mention the groans around the house due to the overcrowding we have on odd creatures and animals.

      ;-)

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  7. I agree with the rossichka,a companion might create added interest and impact.

    Ruby

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