Thursday, April 2, 2009


I caught this little faerie on a fine Spring morning trapped in a dewy spiders web. Before the spider could come home to breakfast I grabbed an old jam jar and caught it myself. She was uninjured but shaky from the close call.

After she had recovered some what, she grew angry at me for shutting her in a jar. I explained to the faerie that I had planned to let it go as soon as it had recovered and so I did. The faerie then flew off without so much as a thank you! She is made of sculpey clay and has blue mohair.
This elf lady loves moon lit walks. She has very long red hair and turquoise eyes. I put quite a bit of time into getting her expression to look slightly mischievous.

Come back later to check out more art, thanks!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Treebeard and the Dragons

We like to call this guy Treebeard even though he does not really look like the "Lord of the Rings" Treebeard. He is a tree with a face, so the name stuck. I sculpted the nose, eyes, and mouth pieces with sculpey clay and put sealer on them so they would last outside. We can admire Treebeard from our dining table since he lives in the garden just outside our windows.

Treebeard has glow in the dark eyes and is attached to the tree by screws that were planted in the foil armature before I baked the pieces. The birds seem to think his mouth is a great perching place. My Mom wasn't to sure of him at first but she grew to like him .

I sculpted Treebeard around a year or so ago and he has enjoyed his quiet life in the garden ever since then.

I designed the pattern for my dragons then hand sewed them. The blue one is supposed to look like a Chinese dragon. He has wire going through his body so he is slightly flexible. I put buttons over his joints to make them a bit more sturdy.

The red dragon is a bit more traditional and he has wings. He also has buttons over his joints to help him stand up. Both dragons enjoy each others company and long sunbaths.
Come back later for more artwork!

Welcome to gnomington

This is my most recent project. This little village is made from sculpey clay. The little mushrooms around the village are made from glow in the dark sculpey. All the little houses are hollow and most of them have windows that open in the inside of the house.
The two tallest houses are about 3" high. (the mushroom and the log houses) The other smaller houses are only about two inches tall. There is a mushroom, a stump, a hat, a hill house, and a kettle.

All of the houses are separate pieces and so are the mushrooms. I can just see a little parade of gnomes marching through after a hard days work. One gnome was left behind to keep watch (he is sitting in front of the hill house). My favorite house is definitely the mushroom house, probably because I love anything with mushrooms.

Thanks for checking out my latest pieces of art.


This is Dobby the house elf. He is probably the biggest sculpture project I have worked on over the period of the last year or so. He was of course, inspired from the "Harry Potter" books. He is a bust, but he is life sized. He is made of sculpey clay then painted with acrylic paints.

I tried to put as much detail as possible in him. I made this sculpture almost as a memorial to Dobby who dies in the last Harry Potter book.

Dobby means well in all he does but sometimes it goes a little haywire. He is now much happier as a free elf then as a slave to a cruel family. He absolutely adores Harry for setting him free from his old masters and remains loyal to him for the rest of his life.

I personally think that my Dobby looks like he has maybe caused trouble and is now trying to apologize.

Thank you for stopping by to visit Dobby and I!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

The Fat and the Long!

These pictures are of some of my earlier sculptures from the past couple of years. This fairy is happy with her curves (although she gets into the chocolate truffles maybe a little too often). Her favorite hobby is baking and you can often find a large group of fairies having homemade tea and blueberry scones with her. She is made of sculpey clay and painted with acrylics and has a head of light strawberry mohair, she is holding her favorite treasure, a cats eye marble.
One of my favorite things about her are her little toes, I think they help give her character. Her wings are like velvety flower petals and are often admired for their bright golden color. I would like to get a lot more of my more current sculptures and drawings posted soon, this is just a sample so far.

This is the Worm family, they were inspired by the worm from the movie "Labyrinth". They are also made from sculpey clay and have mohair hairdos. The Worm family loves to go picnicking and can often be found enjoying soil sandwiches in mossy meadow. Mrs. worm is wearing one of her favorite pieces of jewelry, her pearl necklace adorned with a little silver bell.

As you can see baby Worm did not inherit either of his parents coloring, I think he looks like grandpa Worm. I hope to soon post more art. Thanks for checking out what I have so far, I hope you enjoyed it!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Welcome to Middle Earth

Hi, I'm a high school student who loves to do art, write, and read. I'm really into the middle ages period and I love how J.R.R Tolkien portrays a time similar to this although with all the right fantasy classic elements in The Lord of the Rings series. Hence, the title of my blog. When I draw or paint, I mainly do fantasy style art such as elves, dragons, fairies etc. I really try not to make my art cutesy, I like to go for more of a realistic look, or at least my portrayal of one. I do a lot more art mediums besides painting, I like to sculpt, sew, knit, needle felt, bead, scrapbook, collage, and even build art; such as fairy houses. Part of my draw to this period of time is the clothing. I love all the elf costumes in the Lord of the Rings movies, I wish I was talented enough to create some similar pieces. I one day hope to have my own art/book/middle earth costume/cafe shop someday. Then I could dress up everyday for work. My Mom really helped start me on the adventure of blogging when she was brave enough to set out and face her computer fears and doubts by creating her own blog. I hope to eventually get some of my art pieces posted. I will eventually put some of them up for sale on e-bay and/or etsy. Thanks for checking out my blog. -Holly