Sunday, April 26, 2015

Ginger cat


I had a lot of fun making this kitty! As I've said before, I like to actually do the striping with fur, not by brushing on stripes.



It is fun to gradually come out of one color of fur and blend it into the next. Of course, it is also quite maddening :)












Sunday, April 5, 2015

Little baby bunny rabbit


Adorable baby bunny rabbit! Is he shy or just washing his face? Super realistic, hand carved and furred with every attention to detail.


He is sure to make your miniature setting come alive! On ebay until April 12th.










Sunday, March 29, 2015

Mischevous little raccoon


This little raccoon is going to get into mischief! Very realistic yet adorable with carved toe and fingernails. Life filled eyes. Hand carved with fur applied. I love to do the shading with the actual fur like real animals and not brush on anything.


Yup, there he goes, looking to get into the trash!










Sunday, March 15, 2015

Boston terrier


My latest piece is a 1:12 scale Boston terrier. It is hand carved and furred with every attention to detail, including toes with nails, paw pads.







Friday, March 6, 2015

Kilmouski & me


Hello blog friends. I've decided to do a post here because many friends and followers are also friends and followers of Catherine and her blog Kilmouski & me. She is in the hospital with ruptured appendix which became dangerously infected and abscessed to the point where she was literally just hours away from death. Still not out of the woods by a long shot, but I think all her friends should know. Please keep her in your thoughts and hopes for a speedy uneventful recovery...


These pictures are some off her amazing work.


Sunday, March 1, 2015

Scare-dy cat!


HA! This kitty is afraid of a little squirrel. His back is arched and his hair is all on end down his back and tail :) The little scene is 1:12 scale. The animals are hand carved then furred.


Well the little squirrel is not backing down!







Saturday, February 14, 2015

1:12 scale Sabots


I ran across this beautiful sign online and noticed the wooden shoes, as I had made a couple of pairs previously. I hadn't thought they were anything but Dutch. So I looked into the French shoe of this type. They are known as Sabots.


This pair of hand carved 1:12 scale miniature Sabots replicate a pair from the late 1890's. They are carved from Cherry wood with real leather straps.




    Sabots were worn by the lower class throughout Europe. Peasants were so highly associated with sabots, that eventually, the term "sabot" became a slang name for the country peasants. During France's Industrial Revolution, the peasants were called from the fields to work in the factories when all the city folk went on strike. The sabot-wearing peasants did not know how to properly work all the modern machinery, which is when the term "saboteur" became slang for "to bungle a job" and the word "sabotage" described the act damaging of something, which the peasants inevitably ended up doing to the equipment.



Below are the pictures I worked from:


I found several pictures of French wood shoes as a collectible in a current day setting.














Sunday, February 1, 2015

Brown tabby cat


My latest piece is a hand carved, furred brown tabby cat.


Has carved toes and paw pads, and very life like eyes.


For sale on ebay til the 8th. 






Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Little Red squirrel


This little guy is very realistic, yet cute. He is hand carved then the fur is applied. 
He's just young. He will make any outdoor setting or scene! On Ebay til the 18th. Don't want to miss this auction :)













Sunday, January 4, 2015

Someone's in the trash again?


Well I guess I need to keep a better eye on dumpsters and garbage cans! Now a sweet little 
skunk is rummaging about in the trash---


He is on Ebay til the 11th of Jan.

http://www.ebay.com/sch/merchant/artist_697_miraclechicken

Lots of life in those eyes and he is carved with every attention to detail, like toes with nails. He has a very cute face. Cuteness should not be lost in realism. 

auction # 311244585563





Saturday, December 6, 2014

Someone's gotten into the trash...


This little raccoon is hand carved hand painted and furred.  I'm not really a fan of the raccoon....he's a chicken killer and I have witnessed the devastation first hand at the farm......But it was a fun project and cute little guy, so I put my feelings aside.


I will be listing him on Ebay Sunday evening:





I made the dumpster from metal and aged and rusted it like the one at the bar I used to work at. 
The wheels and casters turn and rotate.