Saturday, February 21, 2015

Almost selfmade

My sister had her birthday a while ago. Since she is a person, who already has everything (like most people nowadays) it's hard to come up with a good idea what to give her as a present. A lot of people in my family solve this dilemma by not giving presents at all. I don't like this solution though. Giving presents is a wonderful thing, I think. Getting presents, too.
I wanted to give her something special. So I bought a little cute statue made of plaster. I painted it and then sent to my sister. The paint job took hours, because I was extra-careful. When the little statue was all painted, I lacquered it in the stairway at my old place. Took a while before the lacquer stain on the floor was rubbed off again by my neighbours' feet. Tee-hee.
Here it is!
She's a cute little dolly. Standing there with her eyes closed and being aaall innocent. It's good she has her eyes closed, cuz she'll be living in my sister's bathroom and her innocence would go down the drain there, I guess.

I like kimonos, but I have no know-how of them. So the pattern is just something I saw somewhere else. It's supposed to be birds, but I think that's hard to see. I also was a bit at a loss about her hairdo... so I just went with the flow.

When I was really done, I loved it. My sister liked it, too.
Somehow I thought, I should do this more often. Painting things is so much fun! But where would I put all these things?


  1. Absolutely adorable. I think you did a fine job with her. I have a hard time figuring out what to do with my ceramics. I will be entering the student sale again so I can de-clutter some of the pieces I have amassed in the last year. I have gotten to the point where I try to avoid receiving gifts. Especially after my last move, I had more stuff that I realized I did. @_@

    1. Thank you! :-)
      Don't you have lots of friends to give your ceramics? Or did they all already receive too much?

    2. I have gifted all of my friends. And I may just be a little negative but I think they don't really like what I have given them as much as people who have actually purchased from me. Does that make sense?

    3. That's sad. I'd be delighted if someone gave me something they made themselves. Especially if it's something useful like a bowl or so. But that's just me, I guess.