|Trevor the Snail|
It's been a while since we've had a Snail guest-starring on the website, and so I thought now would be a good time to introduce Trevor.
Trevor was a special commission request by Debbie, who had previously commissioned Mr Sparkle the Gnome Cat, so I knew that imagination would not be in short supply. This Snail was to be a special present for her husband, Trevor, on their anniversary. The only guidance was that Trevor was into gardening and growing vegetables, and would that help in coming up with a suitable Snail?
The idea of having a Snail with a vegetable patch on his shell came to me one morning just as I was waking up (I have some of my best (some would say maddest) ideas at that time of day). This grew into creating a lawn for his shell as well, and I did this by layering thick sheets of green with thinner sheets of darker green to build up a cane. I then cut thin strips from this cane and covered a cylinder of clay which I shaped into a cone and rolled into a shell shape. Keeping the stripes straight was quite tricky.
Trevor the Snail was well-received by the eponymous husband, and he and Debbie uploaded photos of Trevor in his new home to The Snail Emporium's Facebook page. It's lovely to see the Snails in their new homes! Thanks to Debbie and Trevor for making me giggle!
|Big Trevor wondered where his corinader was going - found the culprit naughtly little Trevor|