Monday, November 24, 2008

The day the rabbits came to town...


My friend Christina, owner of a wonderful shop called Just Be , is making her Christmas window. It will be a wonderland filled with all sorts of wintery outdoorsy things. Last month she called and asked for some of my rabbits and birds for the window. She designed this window for a downtown window competition and I sure hope she wins! Good Luck Miss Christina!

Here are some of the rabbits getting ready for their debut in the window. They are looking forward to being models and preening for the customers.





I wanted to have a different pose for the rabbits. I imagined them in the snow sliding on their bellies with their legs flying out behind them. These are so fun to make and I will have to do some bigger ones. The picture is slightly washed out. When they are glazed I will post them so they show up better.

And finally an updated picture of the girl in the white dress ( for lack of a better name ).
I thought she was finished but she kept calling me back. She may still need some work?

7 comments:

queencraftygirl said...

I love the bunnies!! I want the one that is sliding in the snow! Maybe you can add a blue flower in the girl's hair?

Love you!!
(only 5 more days!)
Queencraftygirl

Undaunted said...

Your bunnies are just gorgeous! I can just see them sliding around in the snow and wondering how to stop! I would love to try something like that but we only have two classes left before the winter break!! Aargh! It's not enough! How will I cope?!

Congratulations on being asked to supply for the window design! How can Christina fail with your bunnies on view? :)

I really like how you have changed your painting - she looks like she has the sun in her hair.

Jacky said...

I love your painting... the white dress is a great foil for the coloured face and hair. Love the texture!
The bunnies are cute, cant wait to see them finished (and maybe the window design when finished).

painter girl said...

Hey Queenie, Maybe Santa will bring you a bunny.....or Elfin Aunt Leanne can talk Santa into bringing you a bunny.

Don't know about the blue flower. I'll have to make a paper one and try it on the dress and the hair before I actually paint it on.
Can't wait to see ya'll!!!


Thanks Un D! I'm glad you like the bunnies.
I can't wait for you to make a bunny. they are easy and I asked hubby to film me making a box and a bunny to put on the tutorial blog. Maybe we can get to it during Thanksgiving.

Hey Jackie,
Thank you so much.
the painting has been tugging its way along. The white dress seems to fit her even though I have heard whispers of friends missing the hand on her chest.

I'll definitely shoot a pic of the bunnies in the window.
Leanne

Gwen Buchanan said...

What fun, .... This window will be a winner for sure... Your whimsical playful rabbits jumping all over the place.. too cute!!!

bindu said...

I love the expression on the rabbit in the 1st picture. They are so adorable.

lynne h said...

oh, i love her, i love her now!