Thursday, May 22, 2008

Loverly Fishies

In honor of finishing my last week of classes tonight for term 4 at UMUC i decided to post my inbetween classes project. This is one of those started more than a year ago projects that never gets finished. I love to make things with fish on it so of course the bookshelf has alot... ALOT... of fish on it. So this week and next week i will bring it back out with my painting stuff and start working on it again.

Here is a close up of the pretty fishies. All of which i drew myself based on real fish from this book with like every fish in it from my snorkeling days in Okinawa.

I still haven't decided what to do on the sides of it so any help with ideas would be wonderful.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

The Vase Rambling

At the request of Corinnea i decided to post my vase. One of the longest projects ever!!!! I hand built the vase using slabs of clay and then took more than a month to glaze it. I was unsure what the colors were going to do but i think i really like how they turned out. My favorite is the swirls on the side. I probably should have posted it sooner but i don't have the patience for the pictures to load! Anyways more to come later because i bought a whole tea set of bisque to glaze so that it matches my vase! Why i did that i don't know because i only like i think two types of tea. One of which i can only get in eqypt that i discovered while visiting there.

Monday, May 12, 2008

mushrooms, and owls, and flowers, OH MY

What could be a better way to start off a blog then with mushrooms that have owls sitting on them? Nothing! so here it is...

I decoupaged it with the cutest mushroom paper ever, and then used the cutest owl paper ever! The owl paper was even double sided, my pet peeve, and i managed not to get upset about not using the other side.
hmmm...maybe i shouldn't have posted this project first because it will make my other stuff look pathetic.