Thursday, December 12, 2013

Peggy

When I started Peggy I saw in her expression a sweet old girl dog. Possibly after so recently having to say goodbye to my own old girl dog, maybe I was seeing from my heart that similar look in the eye. Eager to make her for this young man to give to his love for Christmas I started as soon as the photos came.. waiting for the fur to follow next day delivery. It was beginning... another project that somehow becomes more than a sculpture. The directions and information in mind I made her standing since she loves to stand by her owner always.  Her inquisitive look could be in anticipation of anything from a loving pat on the head, scratch on the chin, maybe even a tid bit from the table. Peggy is a Wirehaired Pointing Griffon. Being a Griffon she has as her breed name says very wire like hair.. very difficult to work with, got me wondering again if I am nuts, dog hair is not 1/12 scale. Challenge was met and I will let you judge for yourself the end result. One of the pieces that I start and  and hope for Peggy to come through.  Must admit it feels like magic to me sometimes because as I work on the piece it seems possibly this is the dog I just can't make.. Now Peggy is on her way to being a special gift and that really makes me so happy to be part of it. Our dogs are our family, we want them with us forever. This is my way of trying to help have a part of them forever.. I hope you enjoy Peggy's photos