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Monday, February 14, 2011

George The Bone Boy & Happy Valentines Day!


Meet George the bone boy. George loves to blow thing up, or he did. Momma told George not to play with those red sticks the Soul Sucker gave him, but George didn't listen. Now George plays in the graveyard with his stick of dynamite and wonders why the other kids can't see him?

Pardon the interruption in our regularly scheduled program, but...


Before I talk to much more about George, to all you artists out there have you ever sculpted (or painted or whatever) yourself into a corner? That's what happened with George. I knew how I wanted him to look and I got him all sculpted but his arms and everything came to screeching halt! George wasn't happy. He didn't want a bird on his arm, he doesn't even like feathers. So round and round we went. And this is how George looked:

George and I just could not agree on anything. At that point, I was calling him no arm boy lol. Finally George told me his story, and I said, why didn't you tell me that in the first place?? LOL

Okay back to our regularly scheduled program...


He's completely hand sculpted, over an armature. Hand painted, and sealed. He is 6 1/2" tall, by 5" wide, by 2" deep. He has vintage watch parts for his right eye, and one on his forhead, you can still see the tiny rubies. His hat has some kind of vintage propeller thing, and on his chest are two found vintage items. The one thing says Record and Detach, T7306, Hurd. His feet are found bolts, There is a tiny skull at his collar. The tombstone is also sculpted out of paper clay, painted and sealed. I added a bit of moss to it. The tombstone is included with him. He is available in my Etsy shop click here  :o)

Happy Valentines Day everyone!! Hope it's spent with people you love, lots of chocolate and wine ;o) xo Michele

10 comments:

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

I love your stuff, but then I tell you that all the time :) I bought some air dry clay and tried to make something 'simple'....like a little folk art bird. Well, it was a huge FAIL! I admire and love your work even more, if that's possible :)

Michele Lynch Art said...

Darla you are so sweet! Thank you! You can do it, just work with that clay a bit and tell it who's boss ;o)Your paintings are so wonderful! xo Michele

Monkey-Cats Studio said...

Too funny Michele!!! I spotted your things on STJ yesterday and darned if you didn't find me too!!! Love your little characters and can't wait to see more!! I'll be back!
Laurie

Michele Lynch Art said...

Thank you Laurie! You're work is wonderful!! I loved reading about your monkey kitties too ;o) xo Michele

The Vintage Sister said...

George is amazing!!! Welcome to the STJ family:)
tracy

Michele Lynch Art said...

Thank you so much Tracy!

The Polka Dot Pixie said...

Your work is amazing!

Michele Lynch Art said...

Thank you! I love your work as well! xo Michele

priti.lisa said...

Yep, paint myself into a corner all the time...but that's when the agic happens, right?
George might be related to G.W. Bush...blowing things up and all :-D
<3 xox

Michele Lynch Art said...

LOL Lisa on George Bush!! You are right that's when the magic happens after some head banging against a brick wall lol! xo Michele