Thursday, July 31, 2008

papier maché pot 6

Found another one... it was hiding at my friend's place!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

papier maché pots 4 and 5

Here's a few more...

Monday, July 28, 2008

papier maché pot 3

And here's number 3... a little snooty i think!

Friday, July 25, 2008

papier maché pot 2

As promised... shnozzlewigger number 2... I love it's elongated nose!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

papier maché pot

I'm not really sure what these are... right now I use them for decoration. I made these for my wedding reception to be used as centerpieces on the tables. Each "shnozzlewigger" (as we lovingly named them) held a bouquet of lovely gerbera daisies. A plastic container was placed inside to keep the moisture away from the papier maché. I made a total of 21 of them, and gave them away after the reception to good friends and family (I kept 5 for myself... which I will post in the next few days). I don't know what everyone else uses them for... but I just like the way they look empty, in a row on a shelf... they remind me of a great day, a great guy (the one I married) and the bright colours just make me smile!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Fimo and clay choker

Here's another one of my necklaces. A few of the beads are made from Fimo (polymer clay), some come from Peru and are very old painted ceramic, and the rest are just beads from my large collection. I really like the contrast of new and old, bright and dark... for whatever reason, I think it works.

Thursday, July 10, 2008


This was a plain unfinished wood board game that I decided to paint... and since I can't do the one colour thing (it just isn't in me)... this is my version of tic-tac-toe. The board hangs on the wall as a piece of art and then comes down when my little nephews come over and want to play.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Tall stained glass lamp

This is an odd sort of lamp. I made a three sided
stained glass tower (about 24 inches high) and then put a small
standing lamp inside. I covered the inside with some semi translucent
rice paper to help diffuse the light... but there is no way of getting
around the bright spot where the bulb is. I'm sure there are many out
there who might have a better suggestion of how to light this thing
up... but still, I love the ambient glow it gives.