Friday, November 14, 2008

The Herald of Spring is complete!

He's painted, he's primed, he's grinning & he's ready for Spring! Too bad winter is just starting!


The Herald of Spring was a Round Robin Collaboration with doll artist KyEliza, from Etsy. She made the Herald himself, on his vintage spice tin. I made the Herald's mechanical insides, & the three little elves. We are both so proud of our little guy!


Here's a close-up of the three elves. Their job is to fix up the Herald after the long winter so he's ready to announce the Coming of Spring. Unfortunately, only one of them is actually working! Green Hat on the left here takes his job very seriously. He's found a gear that has popped off & lugging it back to its spot. Pink Hat over on the right tries, but he's rather clumsy! He was trying to fix a spring, & it popped off! So now he's stuck, dangling until someone can help him. That someone won't be little miss Yellow Hat in the center - there's a certain question she's been asking the daisies, & I'm afraid we're not going to get any work out of her for awhile!

So what happens to the Herald now? Well, he was only one of many collaborations going on this fall, in a challenge held by the Etsy Dolls & Miniatures Team. The other sets of partners have been busy combining their styles into one doll as well. As the challenge is wrapping up, I'll round up some photos of the other pieces. There are some creative partnerships going on! Stay tuned!

5 comments:

Elena said...

Very cool!

He's not listed on Etsy is he? I looked so I could heart him...

AngelaMichelle said...

Thanks, Elena! Nope, he's not on Etsy yet. He may be at a later date. If so, I'll blog about it here.

Itsy Bitsy Funzy Onesie said...

this turned out awesome! I totally love it.
:) Nicole

Elena said...

Gave you an award!

Itsy Bitsy Funzy Onesie said...

Because your blog rocks and so do you, I have bestowed you with the coveted Marie Antoinette award! the rules of the game are posted at mealy land