Saturday, September 18, 2010

Bountiful Santa and a Victorian inspired Santa or Two

I won't tell what this tall fellow started out to be, because the Santa in him was screaming to get out. He was so traumatized, he wouldn't talk to me for the longest time, but all is forgiven since I've finished him. He stands at 21" tall, and holds a bounty of vintage and antique fruits, some of which I gleaned at sales, others from Blumchens.
He has been dusted with vintage mica "snow" which adds a touch of sparkle to his appearance. Bountiful Santa is also willing to share the limelight with his friend Victorian Santa.

 I love Victorian ephemera images of Santa Claus! There is one in particular that inspired the colors I used for this fella. I wasn't trying to copy him, even though the original is quite handsome.  Some day I want to  
create a Santa doll just like what I see here. I love this face and the colors. 
This fella isn't too bad either though. He has twinkly eyes,a warm color, plus the texture on his coat was fun to create. 

So there I was one morning taking a shower and I spotted this cool little bottle my husband had brought home from a business trip to Vegas. I saw a Santa staring back at me, waiting to be brought to life. Caesar's Palace has the neatest shape for their shampoo and conditioner bottles! So he is done, and there's another one waiting to come to life. This is my Twinkle Star Santa. 
Well I'm off to finish laundry, find my kitchen table again, and work on more "stuff"! Have a great weekend all.


Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Sheryl,
SO nice to meet you and thank you for stopping by to follow me. I have so enjoyed my visit here and your gorgeous designs. What a talent you are.
The graphic you show of Santa that reads A Merry Christmas is one of my favorites and I made a keepsake box with roses using him. It is listed in my etsy shoppe if you's like to take a peek.
Santas are one of my favorites to paint and style.

Happy Creating and have a lovely day.
Hugs and Blessings,
Celestina Marie

Natalie said...

Sheryl-- I LOVE LOVE LOVE all your Santa art. I wish I could afford ALL of it! I would decorate my entire Christmas in Sheryl : )

Everytime I see your art I feel so lucky to have one little blue ornament for my tree to love.

BTW- I really liked your apple painting you won a ribbon for at the fair. Perfect for a kitchen.

You are such a beautiful artist!!!

Sheryl Parsons said...

Thank you for stopping by as well Celestina. What a lovely name! Happy creating as well. I did see that gorgeous box you mentioned. Your depiction of roses is so well done.


Sheryl Parsons said...

Natalie, you are too sweet! I wish you much success with your photography! We can always do trades. :-)