I am almost finished with these and I would not be sad if my client did not care for them as I am rather fond of this piece of work.
Each leaf was hand cut and bent so that they would look like real leaves. This is the view from the front This is the view from the side. Lighting with the i pad is never true to color but these look amazing in person!
Today was a wonderful day! I re purposed a project that I had abandoned a few years ago. Now I can call my 10 year old friend Emma and tell her that I have a Christmas tree after all. It looks amazing in person! Made out of an old World War II missile case, bamboo from the backyard and plastic swirling rods, tube lights and tree lights. see the short video here.
Clark Elementary School located in Downtown Issaquah has an annual winter fundraiser. This family fun event includes gingerbread house making and a spaghetti dinner for about 300 people. Local merchants and artists donate to the silent auction. If you are interested in contributing to next years event I am happy to put you in touch with the organizer! I am happy this little bird went to school and found a new home!
All you need to make this lovely center piece: plastic forks, scissors, hot glue, spray paint and a poster board. this can also be done with plastic spoons.
Make a cone out of the poster board, I like to stuff mine with paper to help it keep its shape and to keep it sturdy. I also hot glue cardboard on the bottom of the cone to keep everything stable.
Cut the handles off the forks.
Starting from the bottom hot glue forks to the cone. Continue working your way around the cone up to the spray paint finished tree when paint is dry decorate as you wish!
It was cold and rainy when I left the house , my husband looked at me and said, “Are you going hiking in this weather?” My reply was ,”yes I am and I promise to stay on the trail and be careful.” Anyone who knows me well knows I love adventure and I can get caught up in the exploration and lose track of where I am going and what time it is getting to be.
I feel so lucky to live in a place near so many amazing hiking trails that want to hike each one in each season! I am by no means fastest hiker in the world but I am slow and steady and enjoy each step . It was about 36 degrees F today and most the trails were clear of snow but there was lots of snow on the trees around me. I love the cool crisp winter air!
I participated in the free art project today. I took my first item to the area near our downtown library. I placed it in a spot where it could be safe from the weather. I went to my car to get my ipad to take a photo of the item and in less that 30-45 seconds someone came along and picked it up. I continued my adventure by heading over to Gilman Street to place my second item. This piece is a bit heavier than the first. I hope it finds a good home!
This past September Goose Ridge winery challenged me to make a couple geese. After dropping the first one off my husband challenged me to come up with something completely different for Goose 2