The Plush Team periodically hosts challenges centered around a specific theme. The latest challenge theme was world mythology; I couldn't have asked for a better theme for my first challenge! The challenge went live today, and boy is everyone's work amazing! I don't know about you, but I'm going to have an awful hard time voting for my favorite.
I entered my kelpie:
I named him Merric, which is Gaelic for "ruler of the sea." Kelpies are sea monsters from Celtic folklore. Known to appear on land as beautiful horses, kelpies lure people, especially children, onto their backs. Having lured a rider, the kelpie's skin becomes adhesive and escape is impossible. The kelpie returns to the sea and drowns and devours its rider, eating all but the heart or liver.
I made Merric out of suede with a mohair mane and acrylic safety eyes. I gave Merric's tail and mane a thin coating of pearlescent acrylic that glimmers in the sun, and his arms are jointed for posability. Merric's stand is pine with acrylic paint.
I originally intended to enter my newest dragon (below), but decided the kelpie was more interesting.
Icarus. Image © Plush Goodness.
Ceiling Cat. Image © Yummy Pancake.
Head over to the Plush Team blog to cast your vote now! Pretty please?