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The Old Barn's Foundation



"The Old Barn's Foundation", was a Christmas gift for my niece this last year of 2014. I had heard tale that she liked old barns and when I was first going into the idea of making a barn piece for her, I thought of just making a painting. Every time I would think about working on a barn piece, I couldn't see myself working on a painting. It needed something more! After giving the project much thought, I decided to make a barn from a Creatology blank toy. The true test for me was if I could make a barn and yet keep the look of the toy. I decided to use the head of the toy as the barn, but make the body the roots and dirt. That way I could keep a lot of the look of the toy there. I sculpted roots into the feet and body. I made roots into the hands and built up the land around the left hand. I used potting soil and natural dirt for the cover of the roots. I sculpted in the tree into the hand. The leaves are a type of model moss. Finally, I used very small wood sticks to make the barn on the head. At first, I was wanting to use a cube headed toy, but could not find one. I opted for this pie shaped head in a time of need. In the end, I think it worked out better than what I had initially planned. A little paint, some details, sanding and corrugated cardboard, helped finish the rest of the head. When I first finished this piece, I didn't want to get rid of it. I love this piece! I am very happy to know that it has found a good home. If you want to see more pictures of this piece, check it out on my website here:… !
Image size
2491x4140px 1.49 MB
Shutter Speed
1/15 second
Focal Length
5 mm
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Date Taken
Dec 5, 2014, 10:36:06 AM
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