Friday, January 27, 2017

Polymer Clay Journey: JJ Is Completed!

 Meet the completed JJ. Here he is all done. I am happy to say that he is in his adopted new home. If you missed the first stages of his creation, just click here.

There were some moments when he almost didn't make it. Keep reading to find out why....Come on, follow JJ down the page.
Copyright 2017  -All Images and art work by Anita Berglund
Accidents Happen
It was about the third bake in the oven, when my husband removed JJ, lo and behold he discovered JJ's legs exploded. At first the temptation was to give up and accept that I just couldn't fix it. But, my life as an artist has taught me to problem solve and figure out how to turn accidents or mistakes into a part of my pieces. Here are a few photos of JJ just after the explosion!

Poor JJ. Looks painful. :o( What to do.....
Well, I built a new leg using the broken pieces while the other one fell right off but I was still trying to figure out what to do. One option was to sink his missing leg into a snow bank or a really annoying dog!

Got It!
With prayer and clay, I was thankfully able to rebuild his second leg. I decided a crazy dog attack could be too traumatic!

Here JJ gets his mail bags, and a boot. 

Problem Solved!
And here JJ not only gets a second leg, but the finishing touches including a happy dog friend.

 An he needs some mail of course....

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