Tuesday, April 19, 2011

El Elefante del Circo...

"One creates from nothing.  If you try to create from something you're just changing something.  So in order to create something you first have to be able to create nothing. " Werner Erhard

I'm so happy that you are here, and hope you are having a great week thus far.  I am often in awe of time and how fast it slips out of my hands.  

This week in particular is flying by.  It feels like I have a million things to do and my mind is spinning with ideas.

You see, we are preparing for a very important celebration.  It's my nephew's 1st birthday party this Sunday and he is the baby of the family.  We we are hard at work pasting, gluing, sewing, sculpting and just busily spinning to get things ready.

My sister in law decided she wanted a circus theme which is perfect for the little angel since he makes our lives so full of joy.

They say the circus is synonymous with fun. I say 'they say'  because even though I don't recall ever going to the circus, my mom swears that we have and I had fun.  I guess I was just too young to remember, but I'll take her word for it.

I am however, a little ambivalent about the circus when it comes to the animals.  As they are the stars of the show, I want to believe they are well cared for, but I'm still that tree hugger that wishes that every animal could run free in its natural habitat and not be in danger of being hurt, or even worse, extinct.

 What do you think?  Do you think they're ok? I hope so.

I know this little elephant is just fine.  He is going to be the cake topper along with some other animals I have yet to make.  I made him of fondant, which is a little trickier to sculpt with than clay so it takes me a little longer.  The 'stiching' on his little blanket are individual white sprinkles.

Just another little peek into my creative process - I hope you enjoyed it.

Don't you agree that this picture is the perfect way to say bye for now....

Have a great rest of the week...can't wait to see you again!

much love,

 Also in bloom...

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  1. adorable!

    love it's pink cheeks!

  2. First off, totally adorable!! and second, fantastic job! Can't wait to see the cake. Please share pics when you're all done.


  3. It's all so cute! Hope we'll get to see more!

  4. Isn't it amazing and bittersweet how quickly time flies by? Sometimes I love it and sometimes i hate it. I gotta say, you are so talented. Every time I see the lovely things you've made I'm enamored. Keep it up :o)

  5. OH-KAY Lu- You have really gone over the top with this one! Just when I think you can't go any higher you scale another peak. I made MyHero walk over to the computer to look at this! I said you won't believe it! He said-what's it made from- I said -fondant. He said- What's fondant. I said...basically it is icing. He said..yeah right- (He is used to all my practical jokes by now). I said seriously...and I said...AND this girl is beautiful...he said Yeah right- I said here- Look here---and pulled up your profile photo. He said- Okay..You got me this time- you're right- she is beautiful...and now I am happy because I can tell him- I told you so!

    LOVE THIS little "ellyphunt" (as SweetCheeks calls them)- If I come back in another life will you adopt me? I am with you- I like my animals in the wild-except the human ones- I like them in prison. xxoo Diana

  6. I am amazed every time I drop by here. You are just so talented, Lucy. I love the fondant elephant, but I am drawn to your sketches... Gorgeous!

  7. Lucy, this actually made me tear a little! I can believ the work you are putting in my lil' Ben's cake! I can feel your love for him (and us...maybe, a little?) in your every pen stroke and press on that fondant. I won't lie, I want those sketches! They would look AH-MAZE-ING in a frame!
    Thank you Q, for loving Ben so well. You have made me one happy momma. Ben's party will be perfect. THANK YOU, THANK you, THANK YOU. Love you.
    ***showing this at my blog today:)

  8. Ok?? They're great!
    I love your painted illustrations.
    You should be an illustrator!!!

    Katie x

  9. You caught my attention with the title cause I'm speak spanish. And I really do hope the animals are treated properly cause we'll be going to the circus soon. And once again lovely work in every detail. Muy bien!

  10. Wow,
    you are so talented! I love the watercolor and the fondant elephant!

  11. I am a new follower from a blog hop. Very cute stuff.


  12. how cute! love this post, you are so creative

  13. You are very talented! I could never sculpt something like that! He is really cute!

  14. You are such a great lil artist!


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