Thursday, April 12, 2012

Spikey the L'il merbaby

Spikey is one small merbaby but he thinks he is 10 foot tall and shark proof...hehe!! We have all heard the saying in our human world of "he came out running" but in Spikey's case..."he came out swimming". He loves adventures but with being such a small guy and still a baby he runs out of energy extremely fast. That could be because he seems to have only one speed at which he goes and that is "WIDE OPEN". I have a feeling if I hadn't been able to capture him...trying VERY hard to stay awake I might add...sitting in his shell that we wouldn't have ever gotten a glimpse of him.

Oops...I think he saw me but still those beautiful green eyes of his are still trying so hard not to close. LOL!! 

His base is one that I mentioned in my last post that I had designed some time back. The two fan shells are ones that we found on one of our beach walkabouts. The small sand dollar really was a treasure from the sea...we don't find them that small and in perfect shape very often. The other little shells are real but found at one of our local souvenir shops. Hey....I love shells and ocean doesn't always give up her bounty...^_^

Spikey is one of my fully sculpted ooaks with a strong wire armature underneath. He is hand painted using acrylics mixed with fine MICA powders. His hair is doll hair. (Love the dark hair with the green eyes) His tail is curled wire. He is a tiny 2 1/2 inches as well as his base being a tad bit over 2 1/2 inches.

Here are a few WIP photos of the piece. If you ever have any questions about how or even why I do things..just ask away...I love to share!!

My muse must have mermaid on the brain these days because she is whispering for me to do another one. I must admit that I do believe that in a previous life I must have been a creature of the sea...and that's alright by me. Until next time.............



  1. I am so impressed with how you can put so much detail in such small places. Wonderful.