I still haven’t started the baby gift yet, but I found a new love of the week! Wire sculptures!! I had so much fun creating this, and can hardly wait to try again!
Several years ago I saw one on pinterest, followed the link (Fantasy Wire), and fell in love. Between distance and cost, there was no way I could afford one. So I just pushed it to the back of my mind and moved on.
Whether it’s the love of my garden, my desire for fairies to be real, or maybe a new found mortality. I decided enough was enough. I was going to make one! So I sat there on youtube and looked at various wire sculptors working. I looked at tons and tons of pictures until I felt I could do it myself. (I think it also helps that I used wire as the frame for Abernathy, so I already knew I could make the basic skeleton, and also had a couple ideas of what not to do.
I started with a frame, and wrapped, and wrapped, and wrapped.
I played with the pose a little bit until I had it just right, then wrapped some more. The whole hips and butt area needs some serious work, but other than that, I’m really happy with how it turned out!
I planned to put this in my garden, I have the perfect spot, but decided my MIL might like it, so brought it over tonight when we went for Easter dinner. I’m not sure it’ll ever go in her garden, but she did put it on her display shelf ands seemed genuinely happy with it. So I’m happy.
I think I’m happier than if I’d kept it for my own garden. I’m planning to make more, and hope they’ll bring happiness wherever they go!
The best part of all of this?
Cordelia thinks it looks like so much fun, so she’s working on her own right now too!
Doesn’t she look so intense? She spent roughly 3 hours sitting and working, and pleaded to stay up late to work on her fairy longer. We compromised and I promised to leave her work right where she left it so she could get back to work first thing in the morning. I love this girl so much!