Monday, March 1, 2010

Something to Bark About...

I thought you may like a peek at this special order piece, finished last week. It's not often that I sculpt dogs, but I do love a whimsical black Halloween bulldog! As you can imagine, they do take hours of tedious sculpting with all of those characteristic folds, but in the end, they certainly can come to life! I only wish my fingers were able to work more quickly as I have a long list of requests from collectors, some of whom have been patient for years! However, I do hope to chip away at that list this spring, so wish me luck! (As my imagination often wanders, I am easily distracted....but I promise to try my best ! :)

Meet, "Dignified Dora, the Halloween Bulldog"...

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She was adopted sight-unseen by a devoted collector, and they met today!
.... Below is a sweet quote from the email of Dora's new owner:

"SHE'S HEREEEEEEEEEEEEEE, AND I AM IN LOVE! . . . . . . . . . . .
THANK YOU SO MUCH. YOU WILL NEVER KNOW HOW MUCH I APPRECIATE YOUR KINDNESS AS WELL AS YOUR SUPERB GIFT.
" ~ Charlotte

( I just love receiving notes like that :) It's always a joy!

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* Dora stands 14 inches tall, and is an original from my series of Base Chamber Vases. Her head, which serves as a lid, twists off to reveal a candy compartment, but turn the vase upside down to find yet another secret place to stash what you wish! What fun!

* © 2010 Johanna Parker Design *Photos & Designs are the property of Johanna Parker and may not be used without permission.

8 comments:

Halloween Fanatic said...

Jealous...you know me and bulldogs...

Faerie Moon Creations said...

He is just adorable~you did a wonderful job. It's so nice to receive appreciative notes from patrons ~ it really makes it all worthwhile! :) Theresa

Possible Impossibilities Studio said...

Ohh! I love her fun face! Moosh faced dogs are SO cute!

Monkey-Cats Studio said...

Great piece Johanna...small wonder her new owner was so thrilled and sent you such a nice note!! Love him in Halloween overtones of course!!
Laurie

Anonymous said...

Totally fabulous piece! Charlotte is one lucky lady!

lovetheprimlook said...

I LOVE it !!!!

Hugs, Angie

paperbird said...

your bulldog is amazing-well actually all your work is amazing... I love it.

Designs By CK said...

Popping in for a belated hello & hope this note finds you well.

PS: Thanks 4 the well wishes on my "Carnivale" postcard @ Flick 2!

CK (-:

XOXO