Friday, May 6, 2011

Will she or won't she????

Jazz is swimming about with so much excitement. He found another shipwreck and this one looks to be well over 100 years old. He just couldn't wait to go find Esmie and let her know all about it. Jazz was certain she had forgiven him about the minor detail he forget to mention on their last treasure hunt. How was he to know that humans don't see mermaids everyday like he did. He didn't know that they would think Esmie was a treasure to be captured and taken up to land.

Just as in our world.....where we don't understand each language spoken....the merfolks are the same. Different races from different parts of the world's oceans. Of course add in all the different species that dwell in the sea and it can be quite confusing when some paths cross. However, there are some of the merfolks that are blessed with the gift to understand all creatures of the matter what species. One of those is a small mermaid that goes by the name of Esmie. Yes....the same Esmie that has a very excitable fish friend called Jazz. Jazz knew to calmly tell her about his find of the day no matter how excited he was about it. Would she come along with him? Had she forgiven him for the last adventure that nearly took her from the sea to live amongst those strange creatures that had those funny looking limbs instead of a glorious tail.

Esmie is one of my fully sculpted ooaks. She has a strong wire armature that has a thin paper mache form covered in clay. She is completely sculpted by molds used or cast. Her tail, arm fins and crown were sculpted and then covered in fine MICA powders before baking. That gives them that beautiful shimmer. He hair is hand dyed wool and has three tiny strands of vintage pearls attached. She has been painted using acrylic paints and is adorned with natural shells. Her tiny chair is a natural shell discovered on one of our many beach walks here in Alabama. The shell is attached to a clay base that has been painted using my "sand" mixture. More tiny shells and corals decorate the base. Jazz....the excitable fish is sculpted from clay and detailed using MICA powders and acrylic paints. Esmie sits at just a tad over 4 inches. I hope you find her quite the "catch".

Esmie and Jazz can be found in my Etsy shoppe. My muse is already whispering about a few more merfolks so I hope that you will come and visit often.

Until next time..........Hugs, Regi


  1. A M A Z I N G.

    Your sculpted folk are truly magnificient!

  2. Me encanta es tan original y tan magica, enhorabuena!!!
    besitos ascension

  3. Thank all of you for the wonderful compliments. They mean so much to me. I have really been doubting myself and my whimsical side and the good comments help me so much. It is amazing however how one bad one can bring me right back down. Someone on FB said that Esmie looked not the look I was going for with her.

  4. Creepy? What an awful thing to say! I think she's wonderful- you managed to give her such a great expression! You can tell she's got so many thoughts swirling in her head remembering what happened on the last adventure and considering what might happen on the next. She's GREAT! Also LOVE the way she's nestled into her shell :)

  5. You are amazingly talented, my dear friend! The detail in this beautiful doll is simply amazing! She is breath-taking! And...with her eyes beautifully finished...not creepy! ;-) I love her story, too!

  6. She's lovely - magical, for sure! I don't know how you capture their personalities, but you do!

  7. I just dont know how you get so much detail into something so small. It is stunning!!!

  8. Don't doubt yourself---ESPECIALLY your whimsical side.

    Peace Always,

  9. I so love all of you....thank you!!!!