Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Uncle Sam

Following a theme this week, with the upcoming 4th of July holiday, today I will show you my VERY FAVORITE patriotic piece.  I know I say that alot.  Each time I make a new design, I think "I like this one the best."  Well, it is sort of true.  I enjoy my work, and 99% of the time I'm very pleased with the finished product.  This one, however, truly is one of my favorites.

Meet Uncle Sam. 

Uncle Sam is rather tall and skinny.  I thought long, thin legs would accentuate his striped pants.  The stripes are not painted on....they are long, skinny strips of red clay placed on his white pants.  Same with his tall hat.  (LOVE IT!)

I searched high and low trying to find a flag that was the right size and proportion for this piece.  NOTHING!  Everything was either way too big, or the wrong shade of blue.  So finally, I bought some red and white striped fabric, and some solid blue and made my own!  The 'stars' are handpainted little dots.  Yes, there are fifty!

I tried to give Uncle Sam all the details you expect to see....a red bow tie, a white goatee, a blue jacket.  This piece is full of the little extras I love to put in my work. 

You can visit Uncle Sam in my etsy shop, along with many other wonderfully whimsical pieces.  I hope you take a minute to have a look! 

Happy 4th of July!


  1. Your Uncle Sam is fabulous! It's such a bold visual design and all the details are amazing! Patriotic collectors should snap him up! He's as cool an Uncle Sam as I've ever seen!

    1. Thanks for your kind comments! I really love this guy too!