Friday, July 20, 2012

Comissioned Guernsey Cow & Cat

Hello dear readers & friends!*grin*

I  don't always share all my commissioned work because I use this blog to announce my listings on ebay. It helps to keep my buyers informed  but once in a while I like  to show some of my "other" work, the commissioned ones.

Working with a request is always a challenge for me.I think beyond of just making an animal or doll. Normally the buyer has something formed in their heads and because of that, there is an expectation. 
It is like when we read a book. Normally we all "have a picture" in our heads. then the book becomes a movie and most of us say" ahh ... it was not as good as the book!" -The majority of the reason is because we have already establish a "picture"  in our heads .

My job when I accept a commission is to overcome an expectation. That is a VERY hard job. peoples minds  are an amazing thing and it is given by God .
When my client sees the pictures I send prior mailing the actual miniature, it is important to me that she or he is completely satisfied. I have ,in the past , made 2 of the same order  and choose the best one to show my client, that is how important it is for me.The one i didn't like is normally turned into my daughter's pet shop,grin! She has quite a few now!!!*blushing*

I did not send these pictures to my client yet , but she did see the cow in progress stages ( sculpting progress)  and I am taking my chances here,smiles!!!
I hope she will find this darlin' cow perfect for her!
*** cow is 1:12 scale, show in my handmade barn.
 Cow was handmade from polymer clay over a twisted copper wire and an aluminum armature.
She has hand made glass eyes and real eyelashes.
A handmade vintage copper bell is hanging around her neck with a aged rope.
I made a "cow's tag" with real numbers. This tag was printed on plastic   and is a perfect replica from real life sizes cow's tag.
Fine wool power was used for her coat. It  was carefully hand cut from sheeps wool.
All colors are natural as it was not needed to add any paint.
Cow is sealed for durability .
It is not a toy, not recommended for children under 12 years old.
This is a collectors item!
For requests, please contact me via my website. I am able to take special requests starting August,
Order are schedule according my book. Turn around is normally 3 weeks more or less, depends of what the request is.****

little cat is on my ebay!:)


Rosamargarita said...

Es una vaca completamente real!
Y ese pequeño gato, es gracioso y muy bonito
Un abrazo
GRACIAS por no tener palabra de verificación

Basketcase Miniatures said...

Both these sculpts are wonderful - but by absolute favourite is the cow - she is beautiful! Mini hugs - Lidi

Eliana said...

Eu posso imaginar o contentamento do teu cliente, Patricia. A vaquinha está incrível! Eu adoro o gatinho. ;)
Grande abraço

Ascension said...

Ese gatito se ve adorable.
La vaca es una autentica joya, que gran trabajo!!!
besitos ascension

Fabiola said...

Wow!! Fantastic!!
Bye Faby

MALINIK said...

I really adore the cow, Pat! Fantastic work!
Ina :)

Ilona said...

Hi Tita, let me tell you: my darlin' cow IS really perfect, like all your amazingly realistic animals and art works!! She is exactly how I wished her in my dreams ;) (You're right about people have an idea in their minds and how difficult it is to realise it in miniature). I am so excited because soon I can hold her in my hands and I can see her with my own eyes :D, I can't wait till then!! She even has horns and ear marks, fantastic!!
Thank you for showing her on your blog, because (like you told us) I haven't seen her until now!
Have a great sunday. Warm greetings, Ilona

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...


I am back from being away for a week...that is TOO LONG for me to be away from all the creative energy and friendship!

THIS COW is just beautiful. She is SO PERFECT! It is hard to work from a request because you have to make sure you meet the buyer's expectations as you try your hardest to capture THEIR vision. I will have to get used to that. It is much easier to work from your own imagination!


Drora's minimundo said...

The cow is perfect! I love all the little details. An amazing piece of art.
Hugs, Drora