This is my latest sculpt, a mixed media piece. His name is SeBaustianń Farceuŕ, and is a French court entertainer, also known as a jester.

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Below, what he looks like "underneath it all."

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I create my sculpts from my own recipe for papier mache. It starts out with newspaper dust and then I add some PFM to make it workable. That's Pure Frickin' Magic to you. (grin)

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I work over 20 guage galvenized wire armatures.

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I've had this little sterling ring for AGES and could only fit a person with very skinny fingers.

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He's assembled and now he's gettin' dressed!
How about these fancy pants for a fancy guy!

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His shirt is done!

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His jacket is pinned closed while he sits patiently in my workroom for me to finish up his costume.

Now that he's fully dressed he sits quietly in my living room. I don't think he'll stay there forever but he does look pretty good in there with all of the other jewel tones and colors that I love:
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One simply must have beautiful accessories.

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SeBaustianń's brooch is actually a real piece of vintage jewelry!
These two buttons on the front of his jacket were pretty pricy but I sure do like them.

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His hair is sculpted to flip up in the back. He has a middle part and very heavy bangs. He absconded with MY gold earrings.

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Inside his jester's hat... I constructed it this way because I just couldn't bear to hide that fanstasic hair of his!

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To get his big ole hands to go through his rather narrow sleeves, I had to rethink the usual construction for sleeves. They are lined to stiffen them so they'll puff up more. As I was constructing them, it occured to me that I should close the back seam with snaps! Ta-Da! Now his hands can go through the sleeve and they still fit nicely around his skinny arms.

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The buttons on his hat just happened to match his sceptor. I found them a couple months after I finished it.

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Well, I have to tell my readers the story of this nose. I was in a local department store and a lady walked by me who possessed the most unusual nose I've ever seen in my life. I admit it. I stalked her for a few aisles so that I could get a really good look at it. I was as stealthy as I could be, looking at her, looking at merchandise, looked at her again, picked up some merchandise, put it back. I immediately came home and fashioned the very nose you see here and it is indeed, a remarkable copy of that lady's nose.

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Now about this chin. I had finished his eyes, his nose and had sort of worked his lips. The tv was on and of course, HGTV was on. I heard the most musical male voice coming from it that I had ever heard. It possessed a lovely Scottish accent so I looked to see who was speaking. This gentleman lived in Canada (believe it or not) and was trying to sell his house and of course, he was getting advice on how best to do so. But as soon as I SAW him, I forgot about the voice and looked squarely at that chin! Wow! It was so sharp and it had the deepest cleft I'd ever seen. And that my dear friends, is how SeBaustianń got his chin.

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Here is a close-up of his sceptor. This was the first thing that I created late Winter 2008, even before him. I saw that in my mind's eye first.

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All you ladies out there KNOW you want a cute pair of flats like this! The soles are real leather and they are fully lined. No, I'm not taking orders. LOL

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by Beth-Ellen Colvin