Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Pan Handler

My third post in one week is a new record for me!! Here is another piece using an old screwdriver as the base! The head is sculpted out of clay.
The old screwdrivers were a flea market purchase when I was vacationing in Gatlinburg, Tenn.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Green With Envy!

"Green With Envy" is an assemblage piece whose base is an old screwdriver.

And the background piece is some type of grater

This really cool glazed ceramic head was from a shop on Etsy called Wonderous Strange Designs. She creates some of the most unique ceramic pieces and I immediately was drawn to this piece. For those of you looking for a different take on the Frozen Charlottes, check out this shop! 

Monday, July 26, 2010

Spare Parts Monday - Breast Cancer Brick Auction!

It took a while to come up with some type of doll that required a brick to be apart of the piece. I found the rusted wire flower pot holder at a sale for a $1 and I was thrilled. I just wasn't in the mood to weave a huge skirt, so I had been on the look out for this and was totally amazed to have stumbled across it!!! I also borrowed the head from the previous Spare Parts Monday post.  This is the preliminary look. There is a bit of work to be done, but I have a little over a month to complete it.
The doll will be donated to the "Breast Cancer Brick Auction" and this is the 9th year that this has been held here in Cincinnati. I will post the doll when complete and I plan to attend the auction, so I will have more photos to post of that event.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Spare Parts Monday - The Heart Within

"The Heart Within"

For this Spare Parts Monday post, I am using an altered porcelain doll head, altered glass container, velvet heart bead, metal scrubber and a found object that the head rests on.  The glass container is heart shaped and then altered with a technique I learned in the book by Jane Wynn called, "Altered Curiosities." I altered the container a few years back and it has been sitting on my shelf waiting its turn for a home.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Chistmas in July Sale!!

Come visit my Etsy Shop for a special Christmas in July Sale!! Marked down prices on selected items! Sale will be from July 17- July 25.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Blog Giveaway WINNER!!!!

A very big thanks to all who stopped by and commented for a chance to win Rose!! Rose's new home will be with Ken Scott!!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Spare Parts Monday

"I've Got My Eye On You"

I couldn't make up my mind on the head part, so I decided to post both and let you decide. Some people are more partial to an actual head versus a strange one!

Couldn't come up with a good title for the picture above, so feel free to make up your own! 

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Reminder For Giveaway Deadline!!

Just a little reminder that the deadline for the giveaway is July 14. To enter, just comment on July 1st posting.
Thanks to all who have commented already!!

Friday, July 9, 2010

4th of July at the Smokey Mountains & Bella

A family member had a time share and we were invited to come spend the weekend in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. It was about a 5 hr drive for us and the kids handled it fairly well.

We had a two bedroom condo that we shared with another couple. From our balcony, the view was just beautiful.
We spent little time in Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg because it was insanely crowded for the holiday. We were told that Gatlinburg has the very first 4th of July Parade in the country. It began at midnight and that was way past my bedtime. So needless to say, we didn't even attempt to see it!

We spent quite a bit of time in the mountains playing in the river. I just LOVE a river with crystal clear water running through it. We hopped our way down the river on the rocks and a few of us meet our fate with a spill into the river. My kids would have been content with just doing this all weekend, but luckily they were not in charge of the trip.

This is me and hubby relaxing and enjoying our time away from everything that weighed heavy on us regarding my health. No appointments, no doctors, no devices, no shots!! It was great to get my mind off of those things for a short time.

This is Bella! I made the wire cage last year and she just came together for me just this week.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

"Tis the Season for Blog Giveaways! This One Hosted by Clarissa Callesen!

The very talented Clarissa Callesen is hosting her first blog giveaway! Stop by and check out her blog and some of her unique and awesome art work!!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Blog Giveaway In July!

It's been several months since I had my last blog giveaway, so it was time again! Pictured above is Rose and she measures 7.75"x2.5". She is made out of wood, wire, metal, silk, and clay. To get in on this give away just leave your name in the comment section of this post. You will have until July 14 to post your name and the random drawing will be announced July 16. A big thanks to all of you who visit my blog and Etsy shop!