Saturday, May 30, 2009

Meeces...how I love them to Pieces.....!!!













At Last...we have completed our little Micers....or is that Meeces...or is it Mousies???!!! We are happy with their outcome...although I must tell you that photos do not do these little creatures justice... it is funny...sometimes you can create something that for some reason...they never quite translate properly through photos...ya kinda have to be there in person to see the soul.... unfortunately this is one of those pieces....They stand just at 6 " ... sculpted in polymer clay and painted. I made authentic Japanese clothing and Richard made tabi's and zoris. Richard made the little Plum Blossom branch from a carved branch and hand cut and painted paper.

They will be on a base....

Their story is one of Fairy Tale and Romance....(I will have the whole story on the EBAY listing) ..basically 'Itsuki' (the boy...whose name means 'Tree') and Saki (whose name means 'Blossom') ...are in love...and Itsuki works for the Royal Arborist ...and when spring first comes Itsuki (being a mouse) is able to climb the very First Plum Tree to bloom ...and reach the tallest tip top branch to pluck the very first blossoms for his beloved... the sweetest smell on earth.... this is their ritual...his love for her.

Now to let you in on a little secret... This was a special piece I wanted to do....even Richard was not aware of it... it is basically a piece about 'Us' .... since I have known Richard (almost 35 years)...he has 'plucked' the first blossoms off of trees for me...Apple, cherry, plum etc..... and given them to me...he knows how I love the smell.... and it has become our ritual over the years...now matter where we have lived...even here in the desert. So with our 34th anniversary coming in a few days I wanted to create this piece... Richard made the connection when I asked him to make a tiny Plum Blossom Branch....smiling ear to ear...I got a BIG hug and kiss out of that...lol!

So that's the story of 'Itsuki' (Richard) and 'Saki' (Jodi)....

Have a great Weekend Everyone...

Jodi and Richard




46 comments:

Lori Metcalf Dolls said...

AWWWW that is so sweet... I love them and the wonderful story! Good luck with the auction, I'm sure they will do well.

Mags Cassidy said...

Absolutely lovely...
Ah-so!
Mags
x

Marie S said...

Awwwwwwwwww Jodi this is sooooooooo sweet. Happy Anniversary to you both. What a truly lovely commemoration.
And Richard is definitely a keeper.
May there be many many more for both of you!!!

Cate and David said...

They are beautiful and so is the story. :)

Jackie said...

I love these two! (Love anything Japanese!) Have a great anniversary!

rosanna said...

Your story brought a small tear in my eyes, I love it.I wish I were able to love and be loved so tenderly. The Micers, Mousie.... are incredibly sweet. She is so cute, shy and happy at the same time and he has such a inlove look. I love them to bits.Big hugs to you both hat have created such a beauty

Creepy_Creations said...

Oh, that is such a sweet story! You two sound like such a great couple!! Love the mice, they are adorable!! Do you use a protective clear coat over them, if so, what do you use? I think the pics turned out great!! I'm sure they are going to do wonderfully on eBay. I can't wait to read the full story!!

Great work!
Jamie

Creager Studios said...

Hi Lori....

Thanl You so much...glad you like our little 'critters'
Keep fingers crossed for ebay...

Hugs,
Jodi

Creager Studios said...

Hello Mags...

Delightful to hear from you...so happy you like our little Japanese Meeses...

Big Hugs,
Jodi

Creager Studios said...

Hi Marie...

Thank You so much for the wishes... we just enjoy the heck out of each day and take each day as it comes with a smile on our face...(my Mom told me frowning makes ya wrinkle!!)...lol!

Big Hugs

Jodi

Creager Studios said...

Hi Cate and David...

Thank You so much for the very kind words...so happy you enjoy this little couple..

Hugs,
Jodi

Creager Studios said...

Hi Jackie...

I too like anything Japanese...it all started with our Japanese Elves...
Thank You so much for the Anniversary Wishes...

Hugs,

Jodi

Creager Studios said...

Oh Rosanna... my sweet friend...you always say such lovely things that bring tears to my eyes....
Thank You so so much...

Big Hugs

Jodi

Creager Studios said...

Hi Jamie...

Thank You so much for the very kind words...I tell you what makes something work for 34 years...Lots and Lots of Laughter and Hugs...peppered with a good dose of kisses and hand holding...Oh, and realizing very early on her was and remains today my Best friend....

Big Hugs
Jodi

MiniMadWoman said...

Oh, what a wonderful story! It brought a tear to my eyes . . . just so special! I wish you and Richard lots of blooms for your Anniversary this year!

The mice are fantastic . . . love the outfits . . . too cute!

Becky Federico said...

Happy Anniversary, dear mouselings!

Big Hugs,
Becky

dollproject said...

I love the tiny mouse hands!

Pattee said...

Fabulous Jodi (and Richard)!
I love the meeces! Meeces are one of my favorite thing in fantasy and real life!
Pattee

moti said...

Hi, absolutely gorgeous!!!!!, love those outfits!!!!!!, great job!!
congratulations!

Eli

julie campbell said...

I love your meeces to pieces too Jodi and your lovely story, that is such a sweet thing for Richard to do and I wish you both a wonderful anniversary and many more to follow
julie xxx

Creager Studios said...

Hello Teresa...

Lovely to see you here...thank you so much for the very kind words...

Hugs,
Jodi

Creager Studios said...

Becky Becky...

GREAT seeing you...miss our chats.... I like being called a Mouseling....cute!!

Big Hugs,
Jodi

Designs By CK said...

SO CUTE!!!

Happy Sunday.

Chris (-:

Creager Studios said...

Hi Jessica..

The little mouse hands were really fun...human....yet not. The 'pads' on their palms was my fav to do...
Thanks,

Hugs, Jodi

Creager Studios said...

Hi Pattee...

I too adore mice...I have a few little figurines around the house that I have had for years...one of my favs was a little very realistic sleeping mouse all curled up...that I placed in a rusty sardine can ... in various parts of the house (on the floor) I loved it when visitors 'found' it...always thought it was real...

Hugs,
Jodi

Creager Studios said...

Hi Eli...

Thank you so much for your kind words...I am thrilled that you like their little outfits...

Hugs,
Jodi

Creager Studios said...

Hi Julie....

Thank you so much...such nice words...we very much appreciate them . My Richard is a true 'Sweetie' with a capital 'S'

Hugs,
Jodi

Creager Studios said...

Happy Sunday Chris....

Thanks a bunch...happy that you like my little couple...

Hugs,
Jodi

nikkinikkinikki72 said...

Beautiful in every way and also a lovely tale behind them.
Judy was talking the other day that sculpture needs to have depth and meaning and this is what your micees have.
I would have to keep them for myself.
I imagine they will be hard to part with.
Best wishes... Nikki x

Creager Studios said...

Hi Nikki...
Thank You so much for those kind words...
It will be hard to part with this piece...it's true, and I would love nothing more than to keep it, but alas...the full time life of an artist does not allow for such luxuries...it is sell or not pay mortgage..

Hugs,
Jodi

Patty Benedict said...

Jodi and Richard
Congrats on another wonderful creation!!!! You two are the BEST!!!
HUgs
Patty

Jean Day said...

Congratulations on your 34th anniversary. Hard working and fun loving, romantic mice. So lovely! We are celebrating our 38th this year, time sure flies as I'm sure you have found too.

Mini Hugs, Jean

William Bezek said...

The traditional Japanese clothing is stunning as well as your wonderful sculpting!

Joanna Thomas said...

Everything about them is perfect! The costuming is gorgeous and their personality shines through! I love them to pieeecesss!
xoxox

Debbie said...

Wow Jodi I just love the meeces to pieces...xx

Creager Studios said...

Hi Patty...

You are so sweet....BIG HUGS!! It is at last listed...

Hugs,
Jodi

Creager Studios said...

Hi Jean...well an early Happy Anniversary to you as well...WOW...38 that is FANTASTIC!!!
Well see...this is what happens when you marry your best friend...right!

Hugs,
Jodi

Creager Studios said...

Thanks so much William...I LOVE Japanese Clothing (and Chinese)...the lines are so simple...yet deliciously complicated ...I make a lot of these outfits for myself...
Thanks so much for the kind words

Jodi

Creager Studios said...

Hi Joanna...

Thank you so so much...glad you like these little meeces....I was pleased with how they came together...probably cause I had Richard in mind...LOL

Hugs,
Jodi

Creager Studios said...

Hi Debbie...

Great to hear from you...hope you are feeling less sad...I think of you often...

Glad you like the Meeces...

Hugs,
Jodi

Tina von Wiesen said...

I loved that story and it made me a little teary, you two sound like a great couple!
The mice is just adorable, love their outfits and expressions!

Tina

Creager Studios said...

Hi Tina...

Thank you so much...I got a little teary too!

Hugs,
Jodi

"The Othermother" said...

wow..I love your dolls..so different...wonderful
othermother is my blog but i have very prims on my other blog grungycritters.blogspot.com
i am so into yours.....great work!

Creager Studios said...

Hi Other...

Nice to meet you...thank you so much for the kind words. These little meeces are not my normal thing...I really like Halloween and Miniatures check out our web page www.creagers.com ...you will see a Wide variety of this and that...
I will now pop over to check out your art...thanks again

Jodi

twinklescrapbooks said...

Happy Anniversary! I love meeces to pieces,too! This was a lovely post. :) Makes my heart melt.
tina :)

Creager Studios said...

Hi Tina..

So happy that you enjoyed our little Meeces! Thanks too for the sweet words..

Hugs,
Jodi