Friday, September 7, 2018

New Work - First Friday - September 7th

Hey everyone!

I've made no effort to hide how Autumn is my favorite season coming after summer, which is my least favorite. This summer was actually quite fine though. Only one day over 80 degrees through the whole season here (that's unusual)!

Even so,  as I have also mentioned before, too many sunny days in a row sends me down the reverse SADS path and I am there now. But here we are, the first week of September, schools back in, tourists have faded away, picked the last of the blackberries and today on our walk we found leaves covering the forest floor. All good signs but, best of all, it seems we may have three or four rainy days ahead this week!

With that in mind, I have so many new pieces and custom orders coming to completion THIS month so next first Friday there will be a lot to show. This time, just a small selection but new work and a few upgrades none the less!

Enjoy and thank you for dropping by!

I've improved my patina finishes to give them one more layer of depth that also holds without losing it's luster.
It's a slight change but on something small like this Jizo, it really seems to pop! 

Wenut,  full stylized hare statue.

It's time for All Hallow's Eve! New tombstones and more to come next month. . . stay tuned! 

My houses evolve with the novel and the descriptions of each village as I refine them. 

I've wanted to make something like this for years. Not a house, just a forest guardian. :) 

I hadn't;t made an HO scale hermitage like this in awhile and I have to say, it seems SO large to me now! :) Still, I will be making more of this size building for the holidays. Adobe houses, stone towers and more. 

Love making these little pyramids. This one features both an ankh. . .

. . . and an Eye of Horus on the other side. 


  1. Truly amazing Nicolas!! Your forest guardian is so cute! Love the smile! Everything is truly amazing! Did I say that already? LOL! Everything has such detail! Love that little house too! Well, I love everything! LOL! Yeh, Autumn, I'm happy dancing! Big Crow Hugs!

  2. Thank you Stacy! Keep dancing! :) Big Crow Hugs!!

  3. Oh these are beautiful! I love them so much, especially the bunny/hare one. You do such amazing art!

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words Lisa! The Hare is one of my favorites too. :)

  4. Like you, summer is my least favourite in the sub-tropics, it's more like having two seasons, a very long summer and an incredibly short winter. I hate the heat and humidity. I'm sure you enjoyed the rainy days. We could sure use some here.

    I love your work! The Forest Guardian is so sweet! The improved patina finish looks great too. I love those pyramids...especially how you added the symbols. Nice touch! You are so talented.

    1. Thank you Serena! I love constantly improving and trying to develop my skills or adding new ones and then, when I can actually see it or feel it in the process itself, it's the best!

      Oh, a long summer. . . I think I would wilt under those conditions. lol Though I can recall running around in 90 to 100 degree heat as a kid and it never bothering me all that much but the humidity was always oppressive. Having been away from it for so long, I don't think I could go back now. . .

      thank you for your comments!

  5. Finally getting a bit cooler here, I have got to move too colder temperatures! Love all your new work. And I found a link I thought you would like.......

    1. Ahhhhh I LOVE that!! Thank you so much for sharing it Andrea!! That's an instant favorite now. :) Glad you are getting some relief from the summer though it must have been great for the garden though, yes?

      Thank you again!