Sunday, December 12, 2010

Deer stalking....

Tonight I need to rustle up a reindeer. To be more exact, the silhouette of a reindeer. M, down in the village, feels the need for a reindeer to grace the stage at next Saturday's 'Christmas-light-switch-on' fest.

Me? I feel that cutting out a silhouette is far preferable to making a 3D, life-size papier maché model when the clock is ticking, so have set about an in depth t'interweb search for a reindeer with a perfect profile. In secret though, even this is one reindeer too many at a busy time of year.

Here is my role model:
I came about him by a fairly circuitous route - full marks by the way if you recognise the source of this beastie. (Guilty, guilty, guilty..... but sometimes a girl's got to do what a girl's got to do.....) Full marks to me for my devious means of capturing him too. Hey - this is deer stalking! Scaled up, cut out and with the judicious application of an illuminated red nose and we will have Rudolph.

Tomorrow I shall go armed with my drawing, soft leaded pencil and oodles of confidence and draw him up big-size.

Anyone out there any good with a jigsaw?

7 comments:

rachel said...

What about the Glam Ass? Or isn't he allowed the use of tools any more?

mountainear said...

Good question......how embarrassing to think I'd forgotten my best beloved!

Cait O'Connor said...

Wish I was clever like you. If I had to make a reindeer I would be filled with despair.

Frances said...

Oh Mountaineer, I've got no idea of the source of that silhouette, but think you have got it absolutely captured!

I'm looking forward, of course, to the follow up report of just how that silhouette is to be used.

Best wishes to you, and definitely also to the GL.

Wipso said...

Love your deer. Good with a jigsaw? My little 2 year old granddaughter does one in a flash but I'm guessing thats not quite what you meant :-)
A x

Jayne said...

Hope the scaling up of Rudolph went well. Don't recgonise him though. Would love to see the final
outcome.

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

Thankyou! I'm now humming "Putoff* , the nosered reindeer" and will for hours .
It's a remarkable likeness and will grace the Christmas Lights ( there's not going to be just one light , surely?) Ceremony most admirably .
*I thought that was what people were singing for years as a child .