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Thursday, December 6, 2012

Santa and Princess Sophia



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                                                                         "Santa and Princess Sophia"

Santa is a one of a kind Original Gourd character created by me Penny Grotz Streit. Santa is painted on a thick shelled gourd. He is painted as a visual story. Santa holds a Chihuahua princes Sophia and a poinsetta garland in his left hand and arm. Santa holds a doll and and lantern in his other hand. He has an ornery elf peeking out of his hood on the back.(probably afraid Santa will put him to work).I placed some paper mache at the top of his hat for a ball. He has brush stroke decoration on the sleeves and middle edges of his coat for added interest. The Chihuahua is painted after my own precious Sophia and if you have ever been owned by a Chihuahua you understand they go by Princess or Prince as you are merely here only to serve them.

He is large and measures12" tall by 7" across with a 7" depth.

This guy would look so sweet sitting on a sideboard, mantel or table in a Christmas vignette. Santa has been painted in rich hues using various painting techniques to bring out depth and eye catching features. He is sure to become a family heirloom. If your interested in purchasing Santa or just looking at some more pics you can check him out on MY ETSY

4 comments:

Liz Revit said...

Penny, I love this new Santa! Keep up the good work.

Penny Grotz Streit said...

Thanks Liz! I love your comments. Happy Holidays. Penny

Paula said...

I love your work! I have a Santa gourd my mother bought many years ago, he is one of my favorite things!

Penny Grotz Streit said...

Hi Paula!
Thank you for your comments. They were very special to me in that my work speaks to people i have not met but through art we are kindred spirits. Hugs, Penny