I've completed the third of four waiting patients in the "Clinic Waiting Room", a sequel to the original "Waiting Room" automata. This character is a petite little girl. She is made up as a Catholic school girl type, in that she sports a institutional style school tunic and wears a religious icon around her neck.
She has swollen cheeks and is running a high temperature. Even with an ice bag on her head she remains quite flushed. Perhaps she has the mumps, or maybe impudent behaviour resulted in having her mouth washed out with soap, which precipitated an allergic reaction.
Here is Eloise; that is what I have been calling here lately. Perhaps she reminds me of the stories of a little girl living in a hotel in New York City. Anyway, her head turns, her eyes shoot up and down, and she swings her legs aimlessly as children often do.
A big thanks to all the folks who stopped by our table at the Ontario Wood Carvers Association show this weekend in Pickering. Always a fun time to exhibit some automata and discuss the craft with wood working enthusiasts. There is always lots to talk and giggle about.
A special thanks to Jocelyn for coming again this year to help out, always appreciated!
Here's a couple of photos from the show.
Lots going on, but I did manage to get a little time in the workshop. Here is the lumberjack for my current project "The Clinic Waiting Room", a variant of the previous Waiting Room. He's reading a book he should have read before!
Conquergood Creative will be at the OCWA Magic in Wood show this weekend in Pickering Ontario. This years show is 1 day only, a change from last year, being held on Saturday Oct 21st at the Pickering Recreation Complex, 1867 Valley Farm Road in Pickering.
Hope to see you there!
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