I have taken my fabric bowls to a whole new level, embellishments!!
The first bowl was a Halloween bowl with hand sewn beads and that crazy eyelash yarn (I finally found a use for it!)
The second bowl isn't finished yet but it's a pumpkin bowl with a lid. I created the stem out of creative paper clay but haven't painted it yet. The white piece of paper is the template for the leaves that I drew. It will be cut out of olive green velvet and this weekend I hope to embroider the veins of the leaf and add sead beads.
My "wedding basket". Again not quite finished because I think it needs more pearls and sequins but I'm thinking about customizing these for brides. If your colors are teal or burgundy I could incorporate those colors into the basket as well. It would sit on the table with the gifts to hold wedding cards.
Then I decided that it would be fun to sew beads between the fabric rings. My inspiration was these wooden painted beads I got in Cozumel, Mexico on my honeymoon. I then looked through my stash and found this butterfly fabric, perfect! Again not quite finished because I'm going to continue upwards and do a few more rings.
- I started this blog on November 23, 2009 just because I wanted to chronicle my artistic endeavors and see "in black and white" how many different directions my artistic brain would go. I challenged myself to try different mediums and that this blog could be a platform to post my achievements and failures. I cannot believe it's been six years now! Over the past 6 years I've learned a few things from writing this blog:1. Art is in my blood, I will always be thinking or doing something artistic2. About 80% of my work turns out better than the original idea3. I am not a fast artist, I have to start on an idea and then let it sit for a while4. It's OK that my "artsy" brain sometimes goes in 1,000 different directions at onceWith all of this said I now consider myself a mixed media artist because I a lot of my talents cross over into other projects I've already started; It's a great life and I wouldn't change anything about my crazy artistic brain!