Tamed is the name of Dee's ArtFire studio and also her website where I "stole" this quote:
"Tamed means to be domesticated, "to cause to feel comfortable at home", we often hear this word associated to pets, but I feel my pets have tamed me. They make my life better and inspire me to produce my art. My work is perfect for anyone tamed by the love of an animal/s."
Here are examples to show how much animals inspire her work.
Let's start with the dolphin she made for the Polymer Clay Smoosher monthly challenge "Ocean". Can't you almost see him speed up through the blue waves?
My favorite piece is this basset. He reminds me of the dog that was always with Inspector Columbo in the TV series. Think he's howling at the moon maybe?
Dee is specialized in something else, though. She recreates real animals in polymer clay and puts fiber on them to make them look even more like their living equivalents.
Sometimes she even uses original fur from the animal! Maybe I should start collecting the hair that my feline masters keep shedding ...
Here's an example. Absolutely amazing, don't you agree? Especially knowing that these are miniatures!
I can't wait to see what she will come up with next. Until then you should take the chance to check out her studio, her website and her blog.
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