I watched "Memoirs of a Geisha" the other day (one of my favorite movies) and was inspired with the colorful clothes and beautiful settings in the movie. I instantly wanted to sculpt my own version of a geisha and after a clay doodle session, I came up with this:
These were actually taken on a white piece of paper, but with the kids jumping around, I couldn't get the color settings just right. This is close enough, though. :)
I named this geisha "Hatsumomo", not after the one in the movie (thank goodness, she wasn't the nicest person in the world), but because it means "first born" and "peach". I found it fitting seeing as she was the first geisha I've ever made, and her head is most definitely round like a peach. Hatsumomo is it! She is 1.75" tall.
She was made using Sculpey Studio polymer clay and Swarovski crystals. After she was baked and cooled, I painted her face and obi and added just a touch of blush to her cheeks before signing the bottom (which I do with most of my polymer designs, though not all) and double-glazing her.
Hatsumomo is going to be appearing in my Etsy shop. That is, if the kids ever stop jumping on me! :)