Bats in the Belfry Wretched Wednesday inspiration

by Theodore Roethke
By day the bat is cousin to the mouse.
He likes the attic of an aging house.
His fingers make a hat about his head.
His pulse beat is so slow we think him dead.
He loops in crazy figures half the night
Among the trees that face the corner light.
But when he brushes up against a screen,
We are afraid of what our eyes have seen:
For something is amiss or out of place
When mice with wings can wear a human face.
This week the challenge is to use bats as your m(o)use.
I have been busy working on a set of Hallowe'en ornaments, and just so happen
to have sculpted a bat for the set. How timely.
As you can see, this a creepy cute bat.
Or maybe it's just a black hairless hamster, with wings. 

I sculpted him out of polymer clay and used glass beads for the eyes.
I used a satin finish glaze for the wings, nose and ears, to give them
a different, leathery-type texture. 

Hey! Who goes there?
Tune in next Wednesday, to see the other clay creations
waiting on the other side of the cemetery gates.
Now for official Haunted Design House business:
The Master of the Macabre for September is
Congrats, Oh Masterful One for September!
Grab the illustrious badge and keep an eye out for your
winnings to arrive (with your pumpkin kit) very soon! 
The chosen Gruesome Twosome for the
"Creepy Cryptids" challenge are
Congratulations ladies. Well done.
Grab your badges and then send your mailing address to 
glowreahhh at gmail dot com, to claim your sweet prizes from
 Also, attention all past winners that have yet to receive their winnings.
The masterful Mistress has awoken for her long slumber and has actually posted
all of the long awaited prize packs.
Keep an eye out for Hallowe'en awesomeness to hit your mailboxes very soon!  


ike said...

Oooh what a lovely bat - you made him so cute and superb gates :-) xxxx

Gráinne said...

What a cutie!! Love it, great creation ...
Congrats to the winning ladies.

LisaVeronica said...

What a cutie!

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Hazel (Didos) said...

WOWO Oh Thanks So much for picking me Hazel (Didos)

Jenn Borjeson said...

Congrats, girls - and great clay sculptures, Glo! Can't wait to see more! xo

Monique's art said...

that bat is so awesome love your clay creations Glo