Thursday, March 8, 2012

Alien Tomatoes and a New Head!

We have had a bumper tomato crop this summer........after having tomatoes every possible way, making relish and sauce and still having them all around the kitchen, I'm actually a little sick of the sight of them! But should I be afraid of them? Some of them are looking like this:


.......a bit like something out of "Aliens"!
I still want to try drying some - I may be sick of them right now, but in the depths of winter, I know they will provide a welcome taste of summer sunshine.

Meanwhile, in the studio, I have sculpted this new child head - the first two show it just as sculpted  with the clay still wet and in the third picture, it has been dried and partially sanded. I usually pencil in the features like this to check for balance. I'm thinking I may paint this one in oils, in which case I will post step-by-step pictures here on my blog of the process.




6 comments:

Rhissanna said...

The doll's face is lovely, I really like the tiny mouth and the eyes.

As for the tomatoes, I'd be tempted to give them a pair of eyes and some little feet. Rather that, than eat one in a sandwich...

Tanya said...

OMG! I've never seen tomatoes quite so mutant as those before! You excel at EVERYTHING!

merrijane said...

Now those tomatoes are just plain scary!!!
Love the new little head and I'm so looking forward to the progress photos.

Ron Anger said...

Can't wait to see the progress pics!
The insight will be wonderful!
The tomatoes do look a lil' scary. :)

Susie McMahon said...

Hee, hee.........those tomatoes do LOOK scary, but they taste just fine. I've made a wonderful batch of tomato sauce and I'm happy to report, that so far, there are no signs of alien life-forms developing in the bottles! The doll is coming along apace - forgot that I was going to take progress shots as I got carried away as I was doing it - lost in the Zen of doll making. I'll take some today.

Susie McMahon said...

Mind you, I did boil that sauce for five hours so anuything alive after that DESERVES to live!

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