Guinea Pig Adoption

Screen shot 2015-06-05 at 12.26.17 PMguinea pig (2)I’m not great at pets. I like to think about having a pet, but then I quickly talk myself out of it (I’m actually not sure that I would be capable of taking care of another being at this point…I like to tell my kids, I have plants instead). I’ve thought several times about getting a guinea pig, but really, I just want to look at guinea pigs. So here was my solution, and theeen, they multiplied. I made their little noses and gave them beady little eyes (because actual beads were used…), and I am sort of in love with each one. I am taking all these little guys to my neighborhood festival, Art in the Park, here in Saskatoon this Sunday (along with dolls and all my other goods), so perhaps you should come and adopt one!

Have the best weekend!

Guinea Pig Takes Flight

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Oh that little face. I could probably stare at it all day long.

This is a piece I created recently for a local exhibition with a hybrid animals theme, and I think the wings are just the thing to make this wee guinea pig a little extra special. Secretly (okay no so secretly) I would like a real guinea pig, but making this allllmost satisfied that want. It’s all the cute with none of the clean up!

I loved making this piece, and it was a new experiment for me using flax pulp as stuffing (amazing), and creating these little feet out of a soft clay-like product. When I get this guy back home I would love to display him suspended somewhere, feet a-dangling! Ack!

Thanks to the Wild in the City Nature Festival and Unreal City here in Saskatoon for having me as part of your show!