Wednesday, April 16, 2008

My first, um, .....

I call it Reef Dreams, but I'm not sure what it is - a sculpture, a miniature, a cute knick-knack? It is about 5 and 1/2 inches across and about 4 inches tall, so it's larger than dollhouse scale.  The image just popped into my head and I felt compelled to make it.  Now the question is: would anyone buy this?  Apparently people buy little scenes with fairies and dragons or mermaids.  Scuba divers would like it, I think.

Everything, including the large shell the scene sits on, is made of clay except for the string of "pearls", the jewels on the crown, and a few beads in the chest.  If I make any more, I would probably try to make everything out of clay.

(For those who don't scuba dive or snorkel:  the purple thing is an anemone with a clown fish peeking out of the tendrils.  It is poisonous, but the clown fish is immune.  The tall, thin lavender thing is a sea fan.  The green ball that looks like a brain is Brain Coral.  The tall red thing is a sponge and so is the yellow thing behind the sea fan.  You really do see those bright colors underwater.)

What do you think?


  1. I think it's wonderful, but then I'm an ocean lover. How on earth did you make the sea fan? Yes, I think people would buy it, I probably would if it was something I didn't know how to make myself. Hugs, Sue C

  2. What a creative and well executed design Cynthia! I particularly love the little fish peeking out of the ?sea vegetable? As to a market...I'm sure there is one, you justa have to get them to find you. That's a clallenge I have yet to be able to meet.

  3. Great Job Cynthia! Love LOVE the clownfish in the anemone and the treasure, patience! When I was a kid, we had this great big aquarium with all sorts of plants, rocks with nooks and grannies for the fish to hide in. I sure could envision a scene like that in there. I know polymer clay does well in snow globes, so why not aquariums. Am curiuos, which brand of clay did you use?