Thursday, 17 June 2010

My first OOAK hand sculpted mini baby!!

Hi folks! ....and now for something completely different! Introducing precious little Peter, my very first one of a kind (OOAK) mini baby sculpt.
In April this year I stumbled across OOAK dolls on Ebay and just had to find out more about them. I did a bit of research on the Internet, bought some magazines and found out about the Discover Dolls international show to be held in Peterborough in June.

Reborn Artist and Sculptor Cath Roberts was teaching a class on how to sculpt a mini baby which I just had to attend. My precious little Peter (Peterborough influenced the name) was completed on the day. The class was amazing! I learnt so much and it has really ignited my passion for sculpting. It is something I have always wanted to try. It is truly amazing to see a little sculpt emerging from the clay.

I'm really looking forward to making more babies (tee hee) and having a go at making 'cuties' that are more caricatures which I think will be more my style.
I'll be starting a separate blog for my sculpts to be called 'Tia Nena's Nursery'. I had a long think about what I would call the baby blog and all the cute names I could think of had already been taken. Even suggestions by the mastermind of Mr. Dry! So I decided to use a name that is personal to me. I have always been called Nena by my folks and others in my family. Since the age of 10 I have been an Aunty which is 'Tia' in Spanish. So for more years than I care to remember I have been called Tia Nena by my nephews and nieces. Although it may sound a bit weird... it's still very much me!
I hope you like little Peter. Looking forward to reading your comments.
Ciao for now!
Sandra x


Clarky J said...

My my word he is gorgeous!

Mrs Wonka said...

Wow, well done you, this looks so life like and the detail is amazing! I can't wait to see your next ones.

Z x

Karen said...

Wow, Sandra, he is gorgeous - can't wait to see what else you make especially when you get into making the cuties - I have in the past seen some that Mo Manning has made and they are just amazing - I will be keeping an eye on these and will put your new blog into my favourites when it is up and running.

Karen x

chrissy o said...

wow thats amazing ive got all the clay ready but carnt find any books or mags on the subject but just love them
chrissy o

Sheene said...

he's so lifelike! goodluck on your new craft! its always great to find a new passion to pursue!
been sculpting a few minitures myself but had been really busy since I had my third baby.. will love to see your new blog..

hugs from the Philippines,

Chrissie said...

I always knew you were talented Sandra (or should I say Nena? LOL!)
This just shows that with your artistic talent you can turn your hand to whatever you want. I look forward to seeing more of your little creations.

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Adorable. So tiny and new! Thanks for sharing your talent.

Bubbles said...

Wow Sandra soooo much amazing detail, look forward to seeing more of your sculptures!!
Joanne x

Marina said...

OMG! This is absolutely stunning Sandra!
He is soooooo sweet and looks so real. Wow! Wow! Wow!


ENJAY said...

O M G !!!! How amazing!! Welldone you Sandra, is there nothing you cant do!!

Kim Piggott said...

Oh my words Sandra this is utterly amazing!
Stunning work you are so talented!
kim x

Julie said...

You've done a fab job.

Pops x said...

OMG that is amazing he even has his bits, i want one lol. hugs pops x

auntie lisa said...

Just one word....AMAZING!!!! How fun to learn such a cool new hobby. Little Peter looks so real! If this is your first attempt I can't wait to see the ones once you find your groove. I will be checking out the new blog too!!!!

Rosietoes said...

You are so talented Sandra and this is yet another wonderful string to your bow so to speak. I can't wait to see what else you create. Truly stunning work!

Edna x

Vicki said...

OMG! this is absolutely amazing, such tiny detail, he looks almost real, ooow image one this tiny (may be not, might get lost.) You are very clever Sandra ;)

Vicki x


OMGoodness Sandra - so this is what you've been doing!! I'm amazed and enthralled - little Peter is absolutely gorgeous and I can hardly believe you made him at your first class - you are so talented. I wish you all the very best in your new venture and I shall keep an eye open for the opening of your new blog.
Love and hugs, Sylvia xxxxxx

Fiona said...

Blimey Sandra, I am stunned. Can't believe you made this doll.. and at your first class. AMAZING. You are very talented.

Fiona x

Beverley said...

Fantastic, so life like.

Bev x

Donna said...

OH WOW Sandra...this is such a beautiful piece of art and I can't believe this is your first really sculpt like a's amazing and so much detail are soooo clever and I can't wait to see your next piece :) Donna x

craftycrafter said...

oh he is so beautiful, I did a reborn doll but nothing as lovely as this I will def follow your new blog to see your next masterpiece,love Dorothy

Michelle said...

Oh Sandra
What a gift to be able to produce something as stunningly beautiful as this. Are you taking orders, I have one little baby I'd love you to have a go at
x Michelle

lisa said...

I'm a bit late with this one, Sandra, but I was just reading your comments on Michelle's blog and had to come and have a look!!
I can't believe your sculpted this gorgeous baby. It's so real. At first I thought it was one of those baby dolls they advertise in the Sunday mags!!!!
I shall definitely be keeping my eye on your new blog!
What a talented lady you are.
Hugs Lisax