Sunday, August 26, 2012

Busy -Busy -Busy

I've been busy -busy - busy. Just piddlin round in the studio the past few days. Here is the Mermaid I've been promising. I finally got around to posting her. I'm not good with faces so her expresion may be a little evasive but I promise you she is a happy  girl. 

This is a beautiful lamp that was given to use at our church but when we made the transition to a larger fascility the shade busted and fell off. I decided to make the best of it and look what came out. Using things that have been left over for years from my stash I wrapped and glued and wrapped some more and glued some cool little embellishments like old jewelry and fringies. I love it so much I'm on the look-out for more little lamps with sad shades so that I can have more recycled fun.

Then last but not least we have our lovely little brush holder. Another way to use up scraps of yarn and macremae cord. It is a ten ounce green bean can covered with yarn and cord then embellished with stuff. I made about four of these so far and I have them hanging from a shelf in the studio. They hold tools, brushes, rulers, scissors and all kind of things that I can keep at my fingertips. When i made these I completely got lost in the creative process. They are so simple to do they  don't require a lot of "thinking" and I can easily escape to my own little creative world.

I hope you have enjoyed these projects and keep stopping in to see what else will be coming to the forefront. too-da-loo

Friday, August 10, 2012

Bird Mural (2011)

It's late tonight and I've just settled in from a busy busy day. I can't say enough about the heat here in Florida, howbeit, Ive lived in this city for 56 years you would think by now I wuld be used to it but....NOT!  
I do have to say however, I painted a mermaid, like I"ve been talking about for so long and tomorrow, just maybe I will bring myself to go into the studio and snap a photo just so you can see it. I love it.

Since I don't have any art to show you tonight I will take a peek in my files and see what I can share with you. Hold on a sec while I look......  OH! There it is.  This is my first "wall" painting. It looked better in person or should I say 'bird". This was a wall that I painted for my "Children's Church". The kids had a ball when they saw it. Oh the stories I could tell as I related them to this gigantic mural. Okay, folksies, I'm going to sign off for now but I promise I will return with more interesting Art-E-Facts later. Toodles.