Friday, May 13, 2011

Papier Mache Otto

I know, I know... my Fab Friday posts are supposedly only one picture, but first I must show you what prompted today's feature.

Meet Otto, the sweet pup my son and his girlfriend adopted several months ago. We're all smitten with him because he's so friendly and well-mannered, not to mention cute.

Black Lab Beagle Mix Puppy
And now... meet another Otto! (yep, that's his name too)

Paper Maché Dog
Made of papier mache by Janneke Neele in Belgium, this Otto has quite the shiny coat of many colors. I love his life-like pose and earnest expression... just like the live Otto when he's looking for a treat. It's hard to resist those pleading eyes!

Janna studied drawing and painting in art school, and worked mainly with acrylics. Ready for a change, she now enjoys the challenge of creating colorful, three-dimensional papier mache sculptures. She and her husband work as a team... he welds the wire frames that Janna wraps with paper strips.

Visit Janna's website (you may want to use Google Translator as the site is in Dutch) to see lots more of her wonderfully modern and whimsical characters, as well as lovely paintings.

6 comments:

Ann said...

Well the second Otto is quite colorful but I have to admit that I think the one in the first picture is much cuter :)

Kathy said...

awww what a cutie...by far the better looking pic but the second one is amazing though...
Happy Weekend Ann!!

Melissa said...

They are both adorable! I just love the colors of the second one, and I bet he doesn't shed much. ;)

Anonymous said...

Hi Ann,I love seeing the pics of both Otto's. Janna's paper mache artworks are wonderful, I love the colours and her style. I did like Willem and the cute dolls.
Licia

Jan said...

Love it! Love it! Love it!
Jan

SUGANTHI said...

So colourful and beautiful Ann.

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