Dec 3, 2011

Old Christmas Creation

A blast from the past Santa

This was the first bust I ever made.  I remember it well.  It was a lot of fun to create! That was 1989, quite a few years ago.  I ran across this picture and just thought I'd share him with you.

It was commissioned for a retail store.  While I was sculpting the manager decided that he looked to be of another race his eye sockets were too small to please him.  I put in the eyes and let him see.  He was still undecided but wanted to keep him overnight to show to the President of the company.

He phoned the next day and asked me to come in and sign a waiver they wanted it, but wanted to mass produce in China.  Offered me a lump sum.  Needless to say, I didn't want that, did not make him for that, turned them down.  Took him home with me to their amazement.  Some things are done because of principles. Money (won't disclose the amount but suffice it to say it was a good deal) can't buy everything or everyone.

We enjoyed him for years.  My mother-in-law's mink collar came in handy.  I think I finally threw him away.....the things we do....

I miss playing with clay

Does anyone  care to share their crafts, talents, or hobbies?

It would be fun to show some of your talents.

Ol' Santa


  1. I miss this guy, even though he was kinda creepy with just a head. He was still a part of Christmas. He was no more creepy than grandma's furs. Just glad it was not the fur with a face and arms.

  2. You did a great job on him.I didn't know it was only a head, till I read the above comment.You couldn't tell from the picture.

  3. Carly you are a mess.

    Michelle thanks so much it was fun.

  4. That is an amazing Santa bust. It's hard to imagine that it could be anyone's first. Wow. You are so talented. I'd sure love to see more of your sculptures. Thanks for sharing and for linking to the hop. Have a great week.

  5. Thank you Heidi so much for the wonderful compliment!

  6. What a wonderful Santa, I can't believe you threw him away!! Silly girl!

  7. Hi Angie! I agree it was a little crazy of me...Good to see you hope all is well.

  8. Wow! You are a Christmas crafting genius! So glad I found your project via Centsational Girl.

    Please stop by for a visit to my blog. I am currently in the midst of a Gifts to Make series.

    Be Merry and Bright!