Hello, I have come out of hiding in time for Easter! I am a OOAK version of Pattie Bibb’s vision of Humpty Dumpty. My creation was inspired by a collection of vintage German paper maché Easter Eggs that Pattie scooped up at an antique show. I live with several more who may, or may not, make their way into Ruby Lane so we will not go into details about them... yet. However, just take a look at the photo of a small one before Patti got a chance to create a little Humpty Dumpty!
Pattie has always been on the hunt for beautiful fabrics, ribbons, laces and ‘thingumajigs’ and then waits to be inspired by a pun, a nursery rhyme, a famous person or event before starting her creation. Me? Humpty Dumpty!
MY egg was covered in paper clay - each half - and then my nose, mouth - in fact all of my facial features - were sculpted in the still malleable paper clay. My arms and delicate paper clay flesh colored hands were attached to the top half of the egg and my skinny legs and big black paper clay shoes were then attached to the bottom half (literally) of the egg.
I was then painted a wonderful pale green with darker green make-up on my eyelids. My large twinkling eyes are brown, my eyebrows are finely painted in brown. Patti gave me black upper eyelid liner and no lashes. I have a HUGE smile because I am not going to fall off any wall and I show my big square teeth. I dare you to push me off any wall, column or chair. I am pretty sure that I will not break.
Patti bound my wire arms and legs with soft cloth. Now I was ready to be dressed and WOW how beautifully I was appointed. With coordinating ribbons, silks, brocades and a fancy button on my gorgeous beret I was ready to show myself to the world.
I do have a secret that I will share with you - you can open me up like an Easter Egg and put something VERY special inside my tummy. I will keep it safely until you need it again.
I am signed on my tush - Pattie Bibb 2000.
This wonderful electric blue column does not belong to me so is not included in my price.
I come from a safe non smoking environment with many more carefully conserved works of art.
Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great... story!
Thank you for listening to my story and for visiting El Molino. Please come again - you may even find another wonderful treasure.
Seated 6 1/2 inches
Circumference at cheeks 16 1/2 inches
Humpty Dumpty OOAK Surreal Egg by Pattie Bibb
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