Sunday, February 21, 2010

and visions of bunnies danced in her head...

I wanted to share with you the latest, greatest in clay bunny 'finishing'! 
It was recently suggested by a friend that I have my little clay things cast into metal.... and while hot molten metal is rather scary sounding to me, I was quite enchanted by the idea.  I have little pewter rabbit that i got about a million years ago when I shorter and about 10 years old in Sandwich, MA at the Thornton Burgess House..... and I also have one I got when we went to Beatrix Potter's house in England so long ago...
 I'm all about the compromise so i went looking  and low and behold the craft store held the answer!
 Liquid Silver Leaf! 
Who knew such a thing existed!  Other than the fumes from the paint it works awesome! 
(i'm sure it tells me to work in a well ventilated area... yes... it does..)

First i coated all the little bunnies with "Gesso" which is a surface prepping white acrylic paint....
The little guy on the left has been silvered, as compared to his friend who is only sporting the Gesso....  It's hard to fully appreciate them as the camera hates to focus up close.

TA-DA !!! There he is next to his bottle of shiney coating!  What do you think?

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentines Day !!

Wishing a Happy Valentines Day to all!

This is the felted version of my little (former) mouse Mossy..... she wanted to hold the sign... and i just couldn't tell her no!

Her friends the dog hair Sheep offered to help look cute; and spread a little fun for this day!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

The scent of spring in winter....

Three little bulbs arrived in the mail from far, far away in Dutchland...

So I pulled out my blue cooking pot (since i don't like to cook anyway)... and went out to the back yard to chip some frozen potting soil out of my bucket... and I tucked their little bottoms into the dirt..... and i talked to them, and i watered them... and i told them stories about the windmills of their homeland....

and here they are now..... three cheerful little faces peering back at me from the window sill, while i do "kitcheny things".... the delightful scent of hyacinths wafting on the air - bringing the smell of Spring to February.