|A rough likeness of my vet, with the mumps?|
The idea was to have my vet surrounded by a bunch of animals. The number of animals decreased as I ran into difficulties. The parrot, which I thought might be complicated, turned out to be the easiest piece of the bunch. I've sculpted bunnies before, so that wasn't too difficult. The cat was challenging - I wasn't sure what to do with the legs. Even the lab coat had issues! The white stuck to everything. I had brief thoughts of a guinea pig or a rat, but the rabbit was so small, I didn't want to try anything smaller.
Then I discovered the toaster oven has hot-spots. This ornament lucked out - one sleeve ended up a little dirty and the grey kitty cat ended up a bit browner than it started out both the vet and the rabbit have slightly shiny toes. But the scorching was kept at a minimum. Given all that white of the lab coat, I was thrilled!
This is the first time I've tried to make an ornament based on a real person. I've matched the color of her hair... and that's probably about it. Regardless, I think it's cute. I hope she likes it. At least I know the toffee will be a hit! Do you think the Pet Gods will be satisfied this year?