miercuri, 28 decembrie 2011

Happy Holidays my friends!

this little owl is my latest commissioned work for a wonderful oneandhalf year old girl .it was made in these quiet and serene days following the Christmas.how happy days!i hope she will not be afraid of it ..

it is also my entry for the "Show and Tell Saturday #16" 

she has something to hoot to you for all my friends,followers and visitors-thanks for being beside me all year long with your kind comments,support and visits!

all the bests...........ildi

joi, 10 noiembrie 2011

w.i.p. bowl and ready necklace

hello! first of all  Big thanks for my lately followers :) & a Big thanks++ for my earlier and earliests followers who still stands by me :)
no time for many words i just want to show you what i am working on when the alignment of planets allows me

all the bests and happy recycling!

vineri, 4 noiembrie 2011

houses and earrings

...three little houses jumping on my desk...
 one fell off and... nothing happened ;0)
i was inspired to make some houses thanks to Rodica and Fishstikks.check their adorable little houses...i just couldn't help myself.

while the pin roses are still waiting for their pins,lol i'm just coloring the pile of gray bits i made long enough to forget what they were meant to be...well,some of them already has a new look like these two earrings

 i must fly away now like a little ladybug still not knowing how to finish her-necklace,bracelet,pin,fridge magnet ?
  bug bye bye

duminică, 9 octombrie 2011

Paper Mache Rose Pins

and other bits...made of homemade paper pulp...
if you were thinking what's cooking on my kitchen then you can see now my" cooled" preparations on table.
i'm not a magnifique paper cook but i love what i do when i can do it.lately considered a luxury.

though they are only bits i did not made them in a few days...it all started in early June!! when my mother asked me to make some roses.a very good friend of mine was also interested buying some rosy stuffs so i made a few   attempts followed by other as everybody were pleased.
now they only need pins and ready to go!
the little mousie will however stay because is my little ones favorite toy for the moment :)

when ready i searched the net to find some similar stuffs but i only could see roses made of creppe paper and layered ones not pulp.glad i've managed to do some.it was not very easy to shape them.if by chance you've already seen paper pulp roses i would be very interested to let me know.

now the strand of pictures:

i hope soon some of them will be available on my etsy.
have a wonderful day!

miercuri, 8 iunie 2011

woodland creatures

these are three little mushroom creatures i made a while ago from paper pulp and glue.i never sculpted at this scale but i had to give it a try as it usually remains a little unconsumed  pulp .so instead of beads i made them.
the mammy is just a few inches bigger then the beads i use to make.though she looks grumpy she is not mad.she is more wearing the mark of ages on her face in her waiting for her beloved ones to come home.i often see mammies like her in windows and ports wearing dark cloths and kerchiefs as we're passing away and following our way.

Mr. Galoca is a well know poisoning mushroom but sooo sweet.remind though that you have to resist  him ;)
obviously he couldn't resist either to a little sweet summer treat...believe me ice cream was hard to obtain in the woods but he got some good friends out there.who would not like friends like his? ...hello friends ,so nice to know you here!

Green man is very bored....nothing can drag him out of his state.he knows the whole woodland ,the singing birds,passing critters the moon fazes,the season of raspberries and blueberries riping still nothing can awaken his interest. ..he wasn't excited either of that big red parfumed rose behind...huhhhhhhhhhh is all that i hear...i'm getting bored...

see you soon,

luni, 6 iunie 2011

finished mirror

now i'm showing you the final steps of my first commissioned mirror.

first image-i opted for patterns on abstract painting.but i was not at all convinced by the developing result.
it was to dark and those three little prominences necessitated to be cut down as they were standing in my painting way ;)
i always like gesso-ing first the work area as colors are shown better on white.

second picture-just took the colors and put on the mirror having no particular thing in my mind as it shows...
then protected the color shapes with black outline which wasn't to my sons taste.he said-"now it's ugly with that black".
the crazy pattern work begun with the hearts shown on this image and ended -don't recall where- many many hours after....
i don't know how happens but i have no picture with the finished mirror only on my flickr.
if you want to see it just click the link below but don't be annoyed if you'll be asked to sign in.....i will try to look for the picture somewhere in our external hdd but that's another crazy thing to do now.

see you later,

it's always hard to come back...

and look for the" rope" you've left somewhere to continue...
loosing a dear friend it makes it even harder.i'm talking about my best papier mache friend who made me dive in this fantastic world of creation,who made me learn many about blogging at the moment when i had no idea what a follower was.not mentioning how rare is to find or to be found by somebody who really loves your work and who's work is inspirational and teaches you a lot.fortunately he left behind a precious legacy as he was sharing so generously his knowledge and i hope his videos,tutorials will always be there to help those "troubled" with the paper.
  Rest in peace dear friend,Jonty!

marți, 12 aprilie 2011

finally some paper mache

my latest works in progress...a paper mache mirror commissioned work and some paper beads.i fancy them thanks to embracing tao so it was a must do :)

MImirrorRROR--- first i pasted the plastic edges of the mirror using masking tape and just put on a cardboard-no glue as i wanted to remove it later-then added my kind of teared pulp(teared newspaper and flour-water-salt mixture)-then i let it dry for two days.

later added some more of this kind of pulp and waited another two days to dry thoroughly.
the second image shows the dried pulp and already removed(after drying of course) cardboard back.
image three-the backside with the naked plastic mirror
and four- the same kind of pulp mixture covering entirely the mirror plus a buried hanger.
at this faze i added a better pulp(teared newspaper,soaked in water for a night,then mixed a bit with the blender-the binder agent was made of a mixture of water,flour and fluid pva glue after my eye)picture nr 5 shows the dried pulp featuring some little ornaments...
picture 6-the mirror hand sanded-just a bit-that's it for now...
the remained pulp was instant made into some chunky beads...

and some long forgotten rolled beads...not finished yet...
see you soon-i hope ;)

miercuri, 23 martie 2011

mini giveaway!

just a short note to let you know i'm having a "mini" giveaway on my other blog.
you can read about it here.
all the bests,


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