This week I sent two busts off to Kiki, a lovely woman who lives in Brighton. She commissioned the busts as a first anniversary gift for her husband, Paul. The first anniversary is paper, and the busts are made from Paperclay - clever, no? I think it is such a sweet idea. I asked Kiki's permission to post the photos she sent of them, and she kindly agreed, so here are pictures of both the quite gorgeous, real couple and the busts I created.
Black-Eyed Suzie Kiki:
Black-Eyed Suzie Paul:
I had such a good time doing these, I'm planning to offer similar commissions (i.e. of real people) in the shop.
As an aside, and because I feel the need to explain the corny pun of this blog post, my father is from Brighton, so I made the title of this post a Dad-esque pun...my father loves puns. To whit: how do you titillate an ocelot? Oscillate its tit a lot.
And just to keep the Brighton theme going, I'm including the trailer from the BBC series, Jekyll. My husband and I watched this modern twist on Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde recently and it was so much fun. It is rather scary (or maybe I'm a wuss?) and there are a few violent scenes, so bear that in mind if you're of a delicate disposition. Also, a few low-budget special effects and some British actors doing distractingly weak American accents (so rare - what happened, BBC?) need looking past but all in all, good fun. And the lead actor, Stephen Nesbitt (Irish dreamboat) is phenomenol. Even the trailer demonstrates how effortlessly he moves between the two totally opposite characters...it's worth watching for his performance alone.