Wednesday, 24 March 2010

★ Today's Awesome Discovery! ★ (Miniature Babies!)

Would you believe this if I tell you the following pictures are all clay sculpted miniatures babies?! I found this awesome article and checked out the artist website. What got me hooked was the details of the miniatures... I'm such a sucker big fan of miniatures stuff... and miniature babies?! I'm totally in lurve with it!!!

According to the artist, Camille Allen bio page (excerpts):
"I live in Powell River, in British Columbia, Canada. I am 28, married to a wonderful husband with no children yet. I work in a large studio in a bright and cheerful heritage building built in 1916. I have filled it with dolls, doll parts, dolls-in-progress and sculpting supplies! This is a great place to work, with the ocean out of the window and mountains in the background.

I use various kinds of professional doll sculptors' clay to make the babies. The babies have soft English mohair to imitate fine baby hair and are blushed with paints for realism to enhance their tiny wrinkles and creases. Starting from detailed photographs and a lump of clay, sculpting a life size or miniature baby begins.

It takes many, many hours of patient concentration to form a realistic baby and finish with fine details - including wrinkles and fingernails. I am privileged to have learned the art of doll making from my husband's grandmother just over 8 years ago. She taught me how to sculpt large life size dolls in polymer clay.

A year later when I had some bits of leftover clay from a larger doll, I formed the bit of clay into a miniature baby. When I held the tiny baby in my hand I had the feeling of protectiveness and fascination. I loved it instantly! The first miniature baby I made was curled in a fetal position, and I even gave it an umbilical cord, as if it was still in the womb. The shape and size of the baby seemed similar to that of an egg shell. I tried this, and the baby fit perfectly inside an egg!

This was how the idea of "Egg Babies" was born. I think the fragile newborn baby is complimented by the egg shell, reminding us of how fragile new life is and how gently they must be treated and cared for. "

Please note that I only post out those pictures which I love from the website. There are many many more of the awesome pictures from the website which you can go and check out and drool over with later. Ok, ok, without further ado, here you go... enjoy!
(*Images are taken from http://www.camilleallen.com/)

Personally, I kinda like this picture below cos it reminded me of the time when Ben was 4 days old...
And this is Ben at day 4...

4 comments:

Eve said...

Oh my gosh... those are ridiculously adorable!!! :)

Rebecca said...

Oh my goodness!!!! These are super cute!!! Now you've tempted me... :)

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Christy said...

wow..that is one talented artist...they are amazing!

My Book Barn said...

How adorable are those!? So cute! Just stopping by from SITS!

~Angela

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