Saturday, January 23, 2010

THIS DARNED RABBIT!

Have you ever had a piece of art take on a life of it's own. I don't make many rabbits because I think they are sort of magical, and if I made them all the time it would spoil it for me. I started this rabbit over two weeks ago, and even though he was a lot more work than a bear, he should have been finished after a week, at the latest. I had an image of what he would look like when I started him - well, he looks nothing like it at all now - I kept making clothes for him and they just didn't work, so I'd start again. I tried to make him a girl rabbit - NOT! I tried a cute little hat - NOPE! He thought he was classier than the outfits I made and he wanted to be knighted, so "Sir" it is. Here he is at last, dressed the way he wanted to be, I guess and with a name to match, LOL!

Sir Pembleton Rabbit, is 6 inches tall, to the tips of his ears, and he is made of German Mohair that has been meticulously painted with heat-set fabric paints. He is fully disc-jointed, has amber German glass eyes, molded felt ears and is stuffed with excelsior and gently weighted with stainless steel shot. Sir Pembleton wears a blue full length coat, trimmed with red silk and tiny brass buttons His tiny shoes are made from wood and leather. All his clothes are removable. Sir Pembleton carries a leather bag (which opens) and has a bunny cane, made from apoxy sculpt. The cane has been covered with silver leaf, which was then distressed.  If you have any questions, please feel free to email me.

13 comments:

Crowsnest Pass Primitive Folk Art said...

He looks like he should be hiking on on some Irish Moor...looking over his green valley...surveying his land...with the wind blowing through his whiskers...wonderful character you have given him...well worth all the work you put into him. Hugs Susan

Brenda said...

Hi Susan,
Thanks so much for the lovely comments - this fellow does have an attitude, and thinks he's very special. Take care.

hugs,

Brenda

Lynn said...

Brend he looks great! Wonderful job!
Hugs, Linda

Nancy said...

Hi Brenda...

Oh, this latest bun is very handsome. Very sweet outfit.

Hope all is well with you.
Hugs, Nancy
PS...really cute pics of Corson.

Brenda said...

Thank you so much for your lovely comments, Linda and Nancy! I really appreciate them.

hugs,

Brenda

Bramblewood Bears said...

Beautiful and regal rabbit! He has such a gentlemanly character! Wonderful work.
Bear Hugs and Blessings,
Tomi
Bramblewood Bears

Olga BetenŠµva said...

Hello, Brenda!
He is very handsome! his outfit is exquisite!

Louise Peers said...

He is absolutely gorgeous Brenda ,I wish he could come and live with me .I will be able to buy one of your bunnies one day ! hugs ,louise X

Heather said...

He's fantastic and I love his staff!!!

Brenda said...

Thanks everyone the kind works - they are especially nice, since they are from fellow artists!

hugs,

Brenda

sreetzbears said...

Hi Brenda.......he's prescious!What a spectacular bunny,so sweet and whimsical.I just love your work!xxxxxSharie

Brenda said...

Thanks, Sharie! I really love your work as well - interesting that we both make animals besides bears :o)

hugs,

Brenda

Karen ~ Cider Antiques said...

Hi Brenda, I think your rabbit's are magical too! He is adorable. He can hop right on over to me :) I love rabbits too.

Karen