Friday, July 23, 2010

Trelawney and Neville













At Last.... we have finished our commission of Professor Trelawney and Neville Longbottom...and just about now the collector should be receiving the set...I always hate to publish before I know they get to see it first!
This was a fun set to work on.... I have always loved making dolls that 'interact' with one another...tells the story so well.
This is all in 1:12th miniature scale...with Trelawney standing at just a breath over 5 1/2 inches tall. Richard made a little wooden table for under the cloth cover...I told him "you don't have to put to much detail in this table as it will be totally covered...he didn't listen to me and carved it and stained it....saying "I KNOW what's under there"!! lol...
On the table is a little brass Incense Burner complete with little incense sticks. A silver holder for her crystal ball when not in use.... Tea Cups (thank You Jayne) ...one with hand painted tea leaves in the shape of 'The Grimm' ... Neville sits on a red velvet hassock ..following along in his book ' Unfogging the Future' by Cassandra Vablatsky...he wears his house colors of 'Gryffindor' even his sweater has the colors sewn in. Trelawney Glasses were the most fun... Richard fashioned the frames from brass, hand painting them with a special finish, he then turned the curvature into each lens and polished them much like a Optician would..they magnify her eyes perfectly...no, I didn't make her eyes bigger...this is all from the lenses.
Her fabrics are hand dyed and printed... boots are sculpted.
As I said...we had a blast with this one.
Now we are onto little Japanese Elves again....to go onto EBAY soon... keeping fingers crossed that I can also make a few smaller items for ETSY ...like things I made in the past... miniature with Hat's, Witch and 'creature' Busts, Ghosties....and other odd ball goodies...
Thanks for taking a Peek...
Hugs to All,
Jodi

47 comments:

Michelle's Mad World said...

Absolutely fabulous! What a great pair!
So much to love and see, fabulous attention to detail! :o))

Michelle xx

Ara said...

Its all just wonderful!!! I LOVE Nevilles expression! You nailed it!!

sassypackrat said...

Oh wow! Really that's all I can say.

Debbie said...

OMG Jodi, they are both fantastic. Both you and Richard, have done an outstanding job with this pair. I'm sure that your Collector, will be over the Moon with this commission. Hugs xxxx

William Bezek said...

Amazing work, all the delicious little details, and you really captured Neville!

A. Wright said...

Wow just wow. Even my hubby (who is not often impressed)is stricken at your work. While he's not a big fan of minis, he's no stranger to Potter. They're both Fab!

dreamkeeperfae said...

it is looking awesome, wonderful job!! the expressions on both faces are priceless, love you new hairdo by the way ;)

Fadas de Luz said...

Fantástico. Que expressões, são perfeitas.
Parabéns por seu trabalho tão maravilhoso.
Beijos

Janice said...

Whenever I think about receiving a windfall that is all for me, one of the items on my list is a figure from your studios.

Your work is simply wonderful.

The Old Maid said...

Wonderful! Love everything about this scene!:)

rosanna said...

Gorgeous, both of them ! I love the glasses, I'm partial to them being an optometrist, and I perfectly understand Richard; he would forever know what's under the tablecloth! Congrats to both of you for a new masterpiece, hugs Rosanna

Tallulah Belle said...

Absolutely outstanding. The whole scene is wonderful.

As for the glasses...lol...I cannot imagine the work that went into those but they work so perfectly ..just like real ones ...well done Richard.

I particularly love the trim on the bottom of her top...that must be so tiny yet so detailed.

I would be the same with the table as well...even on things i know no one will ever see they haev to be right because I know :-)

Glad the teacups worked out.

mininut7 said...

OMG!! Honestly, I don't know why I'm always so amazed at how perfectly you make these figures. I have seen absolute perfection from you over the years in your creation and I guess I expect amazement but, every time I see one of your new creations, I'm still further awed and in love! Keep 'em coming Jodi! They are spectacular!

Possible Impossibilities Studio said...

Most excellent! Looks like Trelawne is wearing the same Do that your were a couple of days ago! :-)

julie campbell said...

Just amazing detail ! their faces are so perfect and those glasses are amazing,Your customer is going to be so thrilled.
had to smile reading the comments as like jayne I too was drawn to the trim on Trelawneys top .... all that fabulous sculpting and outstanding artistry and I am admiring a bit of trim LOL it just goes to show every little detail makes a difference
julie xx

Creager Studios said...

Hi Michelle...Thanks so so much for your kind remarks... I am sure you can tell we had fun making this pair....

Hugs

Creager Studios said...

Thanks so much Ara...I was sweating bullets worrying about Neville ...but I am delighted to hear his special look was captured...WHEW!

Hugs

Creager Studios said...

Well those few words made me smile really Big Sassy...and I thank you for them...

Hugs

Creager Studios said...

Hi Debbie....

Thank you so much my friend...she is a wonderful collector that allows us any direction we want...we feel blessed...

Hope you are feeling well...

Hugs

Creager Studios said...

YEAH!! William...thanks for that...I was a bit worried about Neville...not only the teeth and look...but he is a 'kid'...I don't really do kids!!

Hugs

Creager Studios said...

Thank you so much for that April...and PLEASE thank you hubby for us.....means a lot...

Hugs

Creager Studios said...

Thanks so much Andrea....you are so sweet.
I am in a constant battle with 'The Hair THING' ...next step...cover it up and make fake hair...lol!

Hugs

Creager Studios said...

Thank You so much Fadas...

I 'translated' your remark...very very nice...


Gracias!

Abrazos

Creager Studios said...

Well Thank You so much Janice... those are very kind words....Here's hoping you get that windfall...pay off that mortgage and bills...and have a little bit left over for art....

Hugs

Creager Studios said...

Hello 'Maid' (name?)

Thank You so much...so happy you like the setting....nice to meet you

Hugs

Creager Studios said...

Dear Dear Rosanna....

Thank you so much for such kind words... Wow...I did not know you were an optometrist...then you really would have loved the way he made these...actually Richard uses (to see very very close) an old magnifying head set from the '20's that belonged to a retired dentist/optometrist in our town...I guess back then they doubled up on occupations!! lol

Hugs

Creager Studios said...

Dear Jayne...

CHEERS!! for making this piece come together with your brillant offering of the tea cups....WHEW!!!!thank you thank you...
I was sent one other set by Christel but it was a bit large for this piece...BUT...will be perfect for another setting we are making this Christmas...
Thank You friends for your help


HUGS

Creager Studios said...

WOW Monica... WOW!! Thank you so so much...made my whole day and far into next week with those wonderful remarks...

Blushing here

HUGS

Creager Studios said...

Hi Deb...Thanks Bunches and Bunches... Yes, I think Prof. Trelawney and I go to the same hair Salon... ...I feel a set of 'Dreads' coming soon for a mini...hee hee

Hugs

Creager Studios said...

Hi Julie...

Thank You so so much. Funny about the trim... I had three different trims going at the same time...decided on this vintage bit...after of course I spent several days hand making 36 miniature silk tassels (more like what P.T. wore) ...but to me...this looked better...

Glad you and Jayne noticed..

Hugs

Ascension said...

Una escena francamente genial!!!
Se ven tan reales y conseguidos, es una maravilla ver todos los detalles.
Las caras son fantasticas, me encantan las manos.....es una verdadera obra de arte.
besitos ascension

Patty Benedict said...

FUN!!! it's wonderful! You are both amazing artist!!!
Have a great creative week!
Bugs & Hisses
Patty

Jaquandor said...

Wow! I love the Neville figure. He's one of my favorite characters in the entire Potter series -- books and films -- and you really made him work. Great!

Designs By CK said...

GORGEOUS AS ALWAYS!!!

Have a great & creative veek!

PS: Love your digital walking guy animation! '-)

SpOOky CK >:-)

Marcie Hart - A Work Of Hart said...

Wow..Jodi! What an amazing piece. I love every little detail. You guys are a great team!!! Love it! ;-)

KC-Design said...

Absolutely outstanding, wonderful, perfect work as allways!!!
I LOVE it!!
Hugs,
Karin

Creager Studios said...

Gracias Ascension...

Mucho Abrazos!!!

Creager Studios said...

Hi Patty...

Thank You Thank You...you know me...Love these miniatures!!! Say, I woke up this morning in 96 degree heat...and my first thought was 'Halloween'...that's a very good sign that it is getting closer...LOL
Hugs

Creager Studios said...

Hi Jaquandor..

Neville is my favorite kid too...and what's so cool is he turns out to be the hero of it all.... teased with no mercy in the beginning...I love stories like that!!!
Thanks so much

Hugs

Creager Studios said...

Hi Chris...

Thanks a Big Bunch...so happy you like our little critters...but I am getting a big hankerin to do Halloween now....
Glad you like 'Walking Man'

Hugs

Creager Studios said...

Hi Marcie..
Thank You so much... I thank the Craft Gods everyday for leading me to a Great Partner in Crime...it does help to mesh that's for sure!!

Hugs

Creager Studios said...

Hi Karin...

Thank You so much... it was a fun piece to create and we are thrilled that so many seem to like it....I am smilin ear to ear...

Hugs

::: PetitPlat Food Art ::: said...

so amazingly well done! I really do love your dolls! I already feel I'll be disappointed with mine when I start making some :D

Kat The Hat Lady said...

Wow the detail is amazing. I have been looking forward to seeing Professor Trelawney finished. She is fantastic but Neville is so cute I love him! As always your work is an inspiration to us all. I just wish I had a fraction of your talent!

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workerbee said...

oh my gosh....these are my 2 favorite characters in harry potter. you did them spot on. beautiful attention to detail. i love them. moriah betterly had mentioned you in a blog today of her favorite artists and i can certainly see why. your work is outstanding. thanks for sharing.

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