First I linked some of the balloons I'd paper mached last weekend.
When they dried I linked the doubled balloons together to create a large curved body.
Then I added his tail piece. Next weekend I'll attach the ten legs and giant head, then it's on to painting this guy! I'm excited to be showing in a local gallery. In the mean time you can see photo's of last year's mutant piñata show here.
It's always an interesting experience getting involved in galleries. I remember when my kids were babies (6 and under) we all went over to Woodstock, NY to meet a gallery owner who wanted to show Mike's work. She was a younger woman with wild hair, by that I mean REALLY wild. She had just rescued some baby birds and was keeping them in her curly locks. My preschooler and toddler were fascinated and amazed. I was also amazed, but a little disturbed. Perhaps it was because at that time I had babies of my own and I knew just how much adorable little things pooped and peed.