Saturday, May 4, 2013

A Thing To Scare Future Grandchildren

At my Grandma's house, she has two Swedish trolls.  She keeps them under a glass box and my kids were scared silly of them when they were small. Apparently, shriveled apple head trolls with shiny red eyes and bodies dripping with moss is a scary thing to walk past in a dark hallway.

I always thought they were kind of cute, myself, but then again, I was the kid who glued rocks and twigs and tons of moss together to make people.

My son is taking clay and ceramics this last semester of high school.  My china closet has many of his previous clay and ceramics creations, but this year, he has made my favorite of all time.

This is the thing that will scare my future grandchildren, with its one bulging eye, gleaming white horns, janky teeth and no arms.  I will put it under glass to  keep it safe.  Which, my daughter was quick to inform me, makes it seem more like I am trying to keep it from getting out to do harm.

 Six of one, half dozen of the other, I always say!  


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    1. Thanks! I love it and have put it next to his scarily real rat he made years ago. I'll treasure them forever!

  2. EGADS that thing is scarey. I might have liked something pretty, or a nice coffee mug...I like creepy things, don't do scarey movies etc. But, it does soooooooo look like a "guy" made it. lol
    Oozing Out My Ears

  3. these are the creepiest things I've ever seen. I have some oddball things my kids made too, that, solely because they made them...I love them. Funny how that works.

  4. That thing is fantastic! And I love that you are thinking ahead to meet the fright needs of future generations. Nothing says love like a good scare. :)