Saturday, July 18, 2009

Way out on limb here...flapping away with the breeze...


OK...in the immortal words of Monty Python..."And now for something completely different"...

Our Newest Shadow Box...'Madness and Mayhem' ... our weird little tribute to the Mad Hatter... I really DO love this piece...and believe me when I say...these photos don't do the detail justice. His colors are bright and he had lots of little things happening that you don't really see...drat the luck. This one is different for us in that we normally do our Ghostie Black and White Cobwebby Shadow Boxes...been doing those for several years now...but this one SCREAMED Color...the B&W would not have cut it I am afraid.
He is all sculpted in polymer clay ... very flat yet with perspective and dimensions in both the clay and paint and shadowing. I created the background art work (green teacups) following the lead of the J. Depp / Burton image... the shadow box is 8 inches by 10 inches.
OK OK I know...he has a rather demented look about him... HE'S MAD!!!!!! As a Hatter!!!! This is always the way I really saw the Hatter....slightly Nuts, with just a small touch of evislish wicked humor....

So there you have it.... The Mad Hatter as seen through the eyes of Jodi. I will be doing a doll at some point too...he will REALLY be nutso.

I am going to go over and pop him onto ETSY...normally I do this on EBAY...but I am thinking ETSY this time...

OK...off to have a spot of tea (actually a cup 'o' joe) the Tea just sounded more fitting!!

Tootles...

Jodi ...the Incessantly Giddy!

20 comments:

Cody Goodin said...

OMG, this is fabulous with a capitol F. I love doing the bas relief type thing and never thought to make it into a shadow box. Yes, I see his nutty evilness. Thank you for sharing such a treasure. I can't wait to see what kind of doll you would do.

Light and Shadow Studio said...

Wow, Jodi, I really like this one. Something different indeed but really wonderful. I think a doll would be grand too. Can't wait for the new movie with Johnny Depp in it. Tammy

Marie S said...

OHHHHHHHHHH Jodi I think he is absolutely top hat and the colorsssssssss...I just adore the colors. Well done you!! good luck with Etsy!!

Tabitha Corsica said...

I suddenly remember why I have always hated clowns. Truly creepy. Mad, as you say...

Creager Studios said...

Hi Cody...

Thanks bunches for the Kind Words. I too love the bas relief (check out our Halloween section of our web site)...there are several of ours there..

I too look forward to making the doll..I am sure it will border on slight madness...
Jodi

Creager Studios said...

Hi Tammy..

Great to hear from you.... thanks so much for the kind words...I think different is good sometimes...makes us step out of the 'circle' we each paint for ourselves...

Hugs,
Jodi

Creager Studios said...

Hi Marie..

Thank You Thank You...I too love the bright colors...even more bright in person...poor Richard had a hard time photographing this one...I think I heard a few growls and grunts.
Keep fingers crossed for ETSY...

Hugs,
Jodi

Creager Studios said...

Hi Tabitha...

I don't do clowns either, nor Richard... all those fears stem from childhood I am sure...

Glad you saw the madness...your reaction tells me I have a winner...lol

Hugs,
Jodi

Patty Benedict said...

WOW!!! LOve the bright colors!!!!!
I hope ETSY is ready for a surge of buyers....Look at all your Goodies you have listed!WONDERFUL!
You wil do GREAT on ETSY!!!!
Bugs & Hisses
Patty

Creager Studios said...

Bless your heart Patty... thanks BIG BUNCHES for the kind words...
I hope ETSY works out...keeping fingers crossed VERY tightly...

Hugs,
Jodi

Sprite said...

How cool! Great piece, I love bas relief! I too just noticed your etsy shoppe has stuff!?! I'll be saving my pennies. I have a feeling you will do great on etsy! :)

Have a great weekend.

Sprite

Creager Studios said...

Hi Sprite..

So nice to hear from you...and thrilled that you like our new 'Hatter'...
Yep...we started putting stuff in our Etsy Shoppe ...a little at a time and I never know what I am going to list there...that's the fun of it...

Have a Great Weekend
Hugs,
Jodi

MarZel said...

Quite wonderful with the way you capture the maddness and the colors are perfect!

Designs By CK said...

WOW!!! ~ Fab new piece Jodi & your new Etsy shoppe looks great!

Hope you are having a nice weekend.

Chris (-:

Sue said...

The colours and his expression are fabulous!
What a creative and wonderful piece of art!

Creager Studios said...

Hi Marzel..

Thank You so much for the kind words and seeing the madness in my Hatter....

Hugs,
Jodi

Creager Studios said...

Hi Chris...

Are you still on vacation? If so...hopes it's a blast.
Thanks for the kind words about my Hatter and the Etsy Shoppe... like with everything in my life...'a work in progress'

Hugs,
Jodi

Creager Studios said...

Hi Sue....

Thank you sooo much...tickled that you enjoy this wicked Hatter...
Sometimes things can only be created in a sea of color to express the message...

Hugs,
Jodi

rosanna said...

He looks evilish and wicked! I would be afraid of being in a room alone with him. But he is gorgeous,really incredible how you made the depth in such a thin material.
GREAT

Tallulah~Belle said...

Madness indeed...and congrats on the sale :-)

In my mind the Mad Hatter is mad, bordering on insane...even a little sinister.

One of those people you are never quite sure of but when you read they did something crazy you aren't surprised.

One day I'd love to have a go at my own version.