Tuesday, March 8, 2011

The Pallete Project continued the final product

So here it is finished. I was so happy with the way it came out. I really surprised myself. The little light really works as you can see from one of the pictures, there is an extra bulb in the tiny trunk at the end of the bed and the battery can be changed from the back.

Monday, March 7, 2011

The Palette Project continued

So I know that you are all on the edge of your seats wondering what else I have done on the palette. Well I won't keep you in suspense any more here are some pictures of the progress.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

BAC Palette Project

OK so I was asked by the BAC (as were others) to participate in this palette project. The purpose of this project was to get artists to decorate a palette and then BAC would display them and auction them off to raise money. I have to admit I was eager to participate because I love the Brookline Arts Center and I really wanted to help.
In the mean time I had bought this lovely , lovely wire sculpture from  an artist
 that had a tiny light wired into it that I needed to send in for some wiring surgery
and I asked her if she could fix it for me and she was just so nice about it and did fix it very quickly for me. But when I sent the piece back to her for repair  I asked  if she could kindly explain how she wired it  and can you believe it SHE DID!!! I was ecstatic and couldn't wait to try it out so when I agreed to do the palette I thought " what an opportunity to try out my wiring. I had some directions but still needed alot of  help so I enlisted my friend Jim Rowland to show me exactly how to do it.  And he did , he knew exactly how to do it. So here are some of the beginning
stages of my palette, which by the way ended up being one of the funnest things that I have ever made and  It  actually turned out that I made it into a functional night light.

Hand held mirror

and here are the after pictures. There are two versions the winking one has the yellow back and the mischievous one has the blue back

Hand held mirror

Here is one of my all time favorite things. The hand held mirror with the lovely Gertrude Stein quote on the back " We are always the same age inside". I love that quote soooooo much. So here are some before pictures

Working on some pottery

Here is the inside of my kiln. I was making all these salt and pepper shakers as well as some other little things and thought that they look so beautiful here in the kiln so I thought I would share them with you.

Here they are: