Monday, May 26, 2008

painted sofa table

This was an inexpensive sofa table that I now use as a entrance table when you step in from the vestibule. It was "made in China" and looked like every other cheap piece of self assembly furniture. I took some old paint from leftover wall projects (all the colours come from one of the walls in our house!) and painted it very spontaneously. I then applied a crackle medium to get a funky texture, changed the drawer knobs.. and voila... something unique and eyecatching as you walk into the house!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

small stained glass lamp

Here's another first... my first stained glass lampshade. I used a styrofoam mold for the shape and I used leftover pieces of glass and some round glass drops. There was no pattern to follow... I just made it up as I went along. I love the uneven bottom. The metal base was store bought (not very attractive) and I'd like to create my own ceramic base one of these days!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

set of art trading cards

These are art trading cards (or ATCs as we like to call them). These were done for the purose of trading with other artists. Each one is an original drawing done with colored pencils. We meet once a month and trade our small art masterpieces (each card must be 2.5" x 3.5") with each other. I have been doing this for about 4 years now, and I am always amazed at the new and creative things that come out of the same people month after month. A "little" art goes a long way...

Monday, May 5, 2008

small ceramic "bump" pot

I call this a bump pot... because it is so crude (crafted by hand without using the pottery wheel) and I added the small bumps (dots) on top. It's about 4 inches in diameter and 3 inches deep. I like working with the clay... and moulding by hand. It's really very relaxing and the finshed pieces suit my funky aesthetic taste.