Saturday, February 26, 2011

My Husband Is Making Cool Robots From Recycled Materials

My husband Pete is making these cool robots using lumber and hardware salvaged from construction sites and little odds and ends we recycle in our home!  He paints a board with acrylic paint, finishes that with acrylic varnish, and then adds the hardware. What a cool way to recycle!  

I am selling 3 of them through my Etsy shop at...  They are only $12.00 each; what a bargain!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

When art and science collide!

I wanted to challenge myself to experience absolutely no stress while making something. For this project, I banned myself from spending too much time fussing over details and worrying about end results.  I only spent an hour or so spontaneously creating this collage, and I had a great time!  Without intending to do so, however, I seem to have channeled some amazing advancements to the field of physics.  If wormholes actually exist in spacetime, wouldn't it be logical to assume they were created by spaceworms?  And, if space was a garden, wouldn't stars be the flowers?  I hope there are some physicists out there who will read this (or simply view my artwork) and appreciate the impact my theories will have on science!   

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

My Last Snow Day Project

Well, during the last snowstorm, I made some pincushions.  So I'm snowed in again today, and I'm thinking of starting a painting.  I've had this crazy urge lately to paint a portrait of George Michael from Wham.  Why???  I have no clue!!!  Oh well, we'll see... Sorry to leave you hanging on like a yo-yo.   

Monday, February 7, 2011

Looky Loo Debut

Check 'em out, they're my new Looky Loo dolls!  They only have eyes on their sweet little faces, hence the name.  They are made from salvaged pillow ticking and vintage buttons.  Each Loo also sports a patch or two, plus a little heart!  What a cute Valentine's Day gift they'd make!  Their bodies measure approximately 7" x 8 1/2" (their arms and legs are about 2" long), and Gumby was the inspiration for the shape of the their heads!  I'm currently selling these guys at the Antique Mall in Stillwater for a mere $10.00 each, but they may soon appear in my Etsy shop at