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HANDCRAFTED, ORIGINAL DESIGNS BY:
Susan Finch Laymon
"THE FALL GUY"
And he'll huff
and he'll puff
and
he'll blow
those leaves down!!

APPROX  12" LONG
" BRUCE SPRINGSTING"
Careful there Bruce!
Spring brings some stinging
surprises!
approx. 12" x 10"
FINISHED WORKS
wall hangings/yard art
WORKS IN PROGRESS
AND UNGLAZED
I handcraft all of these pieces individually. It takes at least 1 month to produce each one. The process of sculpting, drying,
bisque firing, glazing and then a final firing takes time and patience.
No two pieces will ever be the same.
IT'S GOING TO BE A
"LATE HARVEST"
At least for this vine!!
Manny will watch over this vine
till the last chick has flown!
Approx 13" x 10"
"GODDESS OF NIGHT"
She reigns oer the skies of starry
night
ruling the ocean's tide with her
might,
all the while
showering us with soft golden light.

Approx 15" x 11"
"HARVEY WALLHANGER"
If you're wondering why the smile, it's
because someone told him he looks
like a movie star...
Gene Wilder!
It really went to his head!
(he thinks he's sexy)
There is a "planting pocket"
in the back for dried
flowers, ivy, etc.
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"THE FALL GUY II"
This guy is working
hard to put those
leaves into your
neighbors yard@@
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approx 9" x 91/2"
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I MAY HAVE TO DO A
FALL GUY III !

ALDOBERTO BACCHUS
Affectionately known as
Big Al!
He used to the God of Wine
but his partying got out of
hand and now he's selling
used cars down at
Big Bad John's Good Buys!
GREMLINS OF THE GRAPES
Watch out for these guys!
they wreck havoc in your vines!!
Sugar today...gone tomorrow?
Uh-HUH!!
And If they creep into the bottle?
They loosen your brain and
your tongue...at the same time!
Fiendish!!
THE MERMAID'S PUDDLE
I CERTAINLY HOPE THAT BIG
OLD BLUE JAY DOESN'T
MISTAKE OUR MERMAID FOR A
JUICY FAT WORM!!
SHE'D NEVER SEE IT COMING...
SHE'S LOST IN DREAMS OF
DISTANT SEAS.....
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FALL GUY III
With his very last gasping breath, Fall guy
has blown all my leaves into my neighbors
yard......well.......
almost ....all.....
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BENNY "THE SCHNAZ"
So nicknamed by the kids in his
neighborhood, Benny alwasys hated
his nose!
Unitl..he moved to Wine Country !
AAAHHHH, what aromas he could
seduce out of a goblet of
wine...chocolate, vanilla, cherries,
peaches, eucalyptus, cigar box,
cat piss.....
Benny is now the pride of the elite
Lake County Wine Snifters Club!
He proudly displays the
Golden Nose Award!!
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Guess there's gonna have to be a Fall Guy IV!!
Will I run out of faces? Never!!!
@@
(O)

I will have new pieces
posted as they are
finished.
If you would like to be
notified when I post new
characters, please
specify such in my guest
book!
Life has had other plans
for me for awhile but
stay tuned........
And this is the Mermaids new  
home in a lovely shaded garden
in Kelseyville, Ca.
May she spend many pleasant
afternoons dreaming of those
distant seas!
"MOMMA,
DON'T LET YOUR BABIES
GROW UP TO BE
COWBOYS....!"
"I think Bert's off to Miss Kitty's,
with a flower in his hatband,
and a sparkle in his eye...."
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"THE COMMUNITY POND"

On a scorching summer day,
everyone is welcome
at the community pond!
NFS
unfortunately, a small crack developed in
this piece in the final firing
"Let me outta here!!
Well, there's one in every
pond.......
FALL GUY IV!
PHOOEY..PTOOEY!
SPUTTER, SPUTTER...SPIT!!
If your going to blow big...your gonna
inhale bug...er....big!
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Phil O'Dendrum
Aye, Old Phil, himself, hails from
County Cork!
Ya best keep a sharp eye on
Phil!
He fancies himself a bit 'a the ladies
man, he does!
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BIRD BATHS
"Momma, don't let your Babies
grow up to be cowboys #2"

It's spring and Chet's fancy is
right where it should be.....
on Miss Kitty's doorstep!!
Do you think she'll recognize Miss Addie's
flowers?
$120
last update  08/22/2016
SOLD
"WINTER OAK"
Barren, torn  and old
Her tattered coat of spanish moss
Her only protection from Winter's cold......
"LUCKY"

Lucky's heading for
the Lone Branch
Saloon....
If you meet up with
him there, buy him a
drink! He'll tell you
how he got those two
bullet holes in his hat!
The bartender swears
he's never told the
same story twice!
#3 in the "MOMMA, DON'T LET
YOUR BABIES GROW UP TO BE
COWBOYS..."  SERIES
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"MONA LEAFY"
This is Mona Leafy, my mysterious
forest nymph!
She happily passes the hours away,
quietly communing with nature while
enticing the butterflies into your
garden (or your home) with her
dreamy eyes and mesmerizing smile!
Be sure you keep the windows closed
as she has been known to attract the
birds and the bees ...and
.....even the occasional  drunken
sailor!!
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"MONA LEAFY II"
"dontcha do what your big
sister done....."
The original Mona Leafy
(see above)  went home
with my "forever BFF" , so I
felt the need to do another
one for my gallery.
As you can see, like sisters,
from the same family but
not the same.....
$120
$80
$100
$100
"BUCKY"
AKA "SCARFACE"
Bucky is fresh in from his first ever trail
ride! Money jingling in his pocket, he's
on his way to visit Miss Kitty's little
sister Ellie Mae. Beads of sweat roll
down his face as he waits on the
doorstep......
(will he stutter?)
Bucky ain't been shavin' long nor often
and "the boys" have knicknamed him
"Scarface".
His Momma calls him "William" and his
friends call him "BUCKY"
"Tony Tortalini"
The most happy fella---inna
whole Napa Valley.......

Our happy winemaker takes us
back to a simpler time...
The "old" Napa Valley,
The "old" families,
The "old" vines,
&
A jug of
"Diego Red",
$150
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"LEAF UNDERSUN"
There's nothing better in this world
than hangin' with your buds!
As long as the worm doesn't eat too
much ....
And the frog doesn't eat the
worm......

$150
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$150
"MONA LEAFY"
This is Mona Leafy, my mysterious
forest nymph!
She happily passes the hours away,
quietly communing with nature while
enticing the butterflies into your
garden (or your home) with her
dreamy eyes and mesmerizing smile!
Be sure you keep the windows closed
as she has been known to attract the
birds and the bees ...and
.....even the occasional  drunken
sailor!!
Scarf Detail
Button from Lee's Jeans
"Can't Bust 'Em"
"HIDE  'N GO SEEK"
"Your it!  Count to 100! No peeking!"
Nothing Leif Undersun  enjoys  more
than a game of Hide 'n Seel  with the
gang!
And even tho his eyes are closed,
He knows exactly where they are...
But he won't tell.....
he'll even help them hide
!
$150
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Leaf is waiting patiently for a
"TASTE OF SPRING!"
.....maybe......
If Katy Pillar will share her
strawberry.....and Curly will leave a
morsel of that plump juicy
blueberry!  But, wait!....Who's
hiding behind that bit of green?
Hmmmmmm...I think he's up to
something dastardly..........
$150
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MONA  LEAFY IV
And this is my "Hippie Chick"
A throw back to the 70's!
She still attracts the birds, bees and
butterflies,
but
Instead of Drunken sailors, you might be
invaded by long haired  guitar players!
$150
WELCOME TO
MY "MONA LEAFY" SERIES
#4 In the "Mamma, don't let your
babies grow up to be Cowboys"
series!
Welcome to the world of
Leaf Undersun!
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PS..no one ever mentions the fact that it
appears the bullets came from the inside.....?
"THE LEGACY OF SPRING"
with
LOUIE  AAAAAA...TCHOOEY!!!
Poor Louie!
Flowers, flowers, everywhere!
Pollen count too high to bear!!
Runny nose and itchy eyes,
I, for one, totally sympathize!!
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The afternoon is hot and it's a
pleasure to escape the scorching
sun by taking refuge in the shade of
Leaf Undersun's protective vines.
Even more so when Lady "B" reads
us a chapter from her new best
seller "How to Bug A Lady".
$150
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"ELLIE MAE"
This is Ellie Mae!  Lovely, chaste, pure.
Her Daddy is the town Sheriff and her
big sister is Miss Kitty. Ellie Mae can
chase you down, throw you on the
ground, hog tie you and still have time
to adjust her lipstick before the whistle
blows. She has had her eye on Bucky
since the second grade.
She'd hogtie him too but when she
looks his way , he faints.  That just
takes all the fun out of it!
"BUCKY"
Ellie Mae will be going off to
the kiln next week. She
needs to be fired, glazed
and then a final glaze.
SOLD