All three alphabet blocks finished and glazed. (In progress post here.) I love ’em.
This is the only word these three can spell. A next series will purposefully blend imagery with the letters to spell…something. True alphabet blocks are a learning tool for children; a minor intent for these was to do the same and familiarize the viewer with little known or at-risk animals. So, I kind of like the blend of “Oh.” or “OH?” or “OH!” in this beautiful format paired with these even more beautiful animals.
This view shows my versions of all six real animals (all birds except one): left to right, Boreal owl, Red fox, Finch (I unfortunately didn’t write down what kind), Hoopoe, Huet-huet and Bee-eater. (You can use GoogleImages, to see photographs of the real things.) It’s subtle, but this view also shows that three sides of each block are satin and two are glossy versions of the same color for each.
The bottom two blocks show a top view (left), and bottom view (right, signed and unglazed).
One more view. The letter for each animal is on the opposite side of that image, following real children’s blocks. As I wrote before, the primary goal for these was to have fun incorporating elements I enjoy (fonts, text, vintage toys, animals and decoration) into a small format of 3 1/2″.
I chose one of the four pitcher forms I “tried out” a few months ago (see this post), and made this small series with my favorite. Each between 7-8″h.
Two new, large pear jars. The left is the glazed script jar in the post below. The right is a big purple mama with the lilac pattern.