Friday, May 13, 2011

Booty: A Novel Delight

I may be mildly self-loathing (which, I quickly add, is probably true of most non-narcissists in modern Western culture) but I am not a masochist so it is with a certain trepidation that I write today’s post. After all, yesterday’s disappeared along with thousands of others from Blogger hosted sites around the world. Why would I try again today knowing full good and well that repeating the same behavior while imagining a new and more rewarding outcome is the definition of madness? Because I’m keen to share.

Above are two clay dolls representing Stephen Maturin and Jack Aubrey from Patrick O’Brian’s novels. They are the creations of the extraordinarily talented Van over at Van’s Clay Creations and they simply could not be any more wonderful. Van is clearly a student of O’Brian as he has captured the essence of both of our heroes. Stephen is of course slighter and shorter than that great bull of a man who is his particular friend. He also appears skeptical, as if he is currently thinking of a witty sarcasm to throw at Jack. Captain Aubrey, on the other hand, is indeed formidable but somehow more approachable than his companion. The look on his face suggests he has caught sight of a lovely and doubtless buxom young lady. That and a bottle of Madeira will make Jack a happy man.

Click over to Van’s LiveJournal site to see more of his incomparable and whimsical creations.


Timmy! said...

Ahoy, Pauline! Those are awesome! If only they were for sale, I would have to buy them for you...

Pauline said...

Ahoy, Timmy! Aren't those the best? Creative people are so awesome.