Friday, November 28, 2014

The butterfly catcher

Pick a hobby they said. It will be fun they said. He chose butterfly collecting and yet he cannot seem to catch any in his net.
There are no paints used here, the flowers are sculpted on with colored clays. Everything seen with the exception of the shell was handmade by me. I use resin to make the eyeballs, artist quality clays to sculpt the snail. The butterfly net is brass tubing and wire. The butterflies are dollhouse scale. I made dozens of them a few months ago to go with dollhouse scale plants I became addicted to making.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014


улитка (ulitka) is Russian for snail. Ulitka is very loosely based on matryoshka dolls so the name seemed appropriate.

Here is a close up of her belly.