Had to pop over to Spotlight yesterday to pick up some things for my current Visual Anthology. I could not believe that they were wrapping breakable stuff in out of date dress patterns. The guy wrapping was a bit flustered as he was new and the que was very long with lots of frustrated women so naturally I offered to help him wrap my items.
Needless to say... I explained that I didn't want anything to break - so I used lots and lots and lots of the patterns! Yaah.
I was experimenting with beeswax today and the fact that the patterns are tissue-like meant that they became lovely and transparent.
I dropped my son to a friend yesterday so I went in to say hi. As it happens, they have a very small private beach in the front of their place with lots of beach glass. So naturally I went on the hunt to my son's embarassment. Look how nice the colours are.
Even the clear glass looked so nice. I also got loads of brown glass too.
Whilst I was foraging through the sand I came upon these two pieces of porcelain that had been washed up amongst the shells. Not sure how well you can see the image but the piece on the left of the image has an amazing crackled effect on it. So lovely. I will definately be soldering them into a piece of jewellery when I finally learn how to do it.
I recieved a lovely Victorian Antique doll head which I purchased off Ebay last week. I got it for a steal, must be having a lucky week or something (about time too). Isn't she lovely and elegant. She's the one on the far right of the image. If I ever get the time to do some artwork for myself, using one of these doll-heads will be at the top of my list.
Anyway, need to get back to some work. I am working on a book/album/ journal that was commissioned from a friend who saw the collaborative piece that Michael and I did. Clearly it won't be the same, as the subject matter is totally different. This is a Visual Anthology about their trip to Thailand riding on Elephants for a week, a kind of safari I guess. The trip was to celebrate a 50th and was the culmination of a dream to ride elephants for most of the recipients life.
In any event, it is so exciting to work on a different format than I would otherwise do. I am loving it as I can be as artistic and 3 dimensional as I desire - well almost anyway. And it is my understanding that after it has been presented I will, for once, be able to post examples of my work - Another Yaah!
Hope you are all having a lovely weekend.