Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Wednesday's Whimsy!

It is one of my favorite all-time quotes... I keep it here, on my desktop:

"Can anything be sadder than work left unfinished? 
Yes, work never begun."    -Christina G. Rossetti

After realizing that I've never really been satisfied
with the direction he was going in....
I removed his horns and the top of his head!
"Benevolent Troll" now joins the collection of: "left unfinished!"
Gonna have to scramble now... for the June 15th deadline
of the ADQ Challenge!


  1. I have done that. Something about a work just doesn't sit right, so up on a shelf it goes (depending on how much time/material has gone into it so far) and I wait until it occurs to me WHAT is not sitting right. Then a redo usually saves it. I liked him w/ his horns, but I look forward to seeing what you do with him.

  2. Benevolent Troll's head would now make a nice Humpty Dumpty. Wink! Wink!
    I am still here in the land of creativity, lots of unfinished dolls for me too. I took care of my grandkids (ages 5 and two, boy and girl) for nine months of the school year, so not much got done in the way of creativity. I am making a Wonderland theme mixed media at the moment 16" X 20" and enjoying every bit of it. It still have a long way to go. I do have photos posted on my blog.
    Thanks for always sharing your work. You are always an inspiration.
    Teresa in California

  3. That is a great quote by Rossetti. I'll have to write it down and hang it up because I hesitate to begin projects. I'm visiting you today to watch the technique you use to make the clay heads. I've been wanting to make another doll. You make such great characters, I hope you are inspired one day to bring him to life. Joyous wishes, Linda

  4. Daryl, I have made my second art doll, thanks to your instructional video. I'm so grateful you shared this art. I love playing with the clay and molding a character. If you have time stop by to see my doll.
    Hope you and Katie are keeping cool and well. Linda