Hello all! I hope everyone had a nice weekend. I did and I even managed to get some work done. I did one of the studio windows. It needs tweaking and let's not talk about my sign not fitting, but really...I'm pleased with the trees, button garland and vintage dictionary poms.
I've moved the largest tree around a bit, so excuse the way it seems to lilt-I'll fix it later.
The trees were easy to make. Basically newspaper, map and vintage dictionary pages rolled into cones and taped on a tree form (rolled cardboard, an old fake tree, chicken wire...whatever you have). My only tip is to start taping cones from the bottom up. I flattened the map cones just to see how they look. If I do this again, I don't think I would. You can use anything...sewing patterns, gift wrap, old books...anything at all.
I'd love to do one with graph or hot pink paper!
I made the poms out of vintage dictionary pages...some people clean windows and take pictures of their projects before they begin arranging...not me. That's not how I roll. :)
I'll have to share pictures of the garland another time. I used orange buttons (I scavenged, bought and dyed a batch of white ones to have enough), austrian crystals, quartz points, paper flowers and some beads. I was going to make teeny tiny paper chains too, but decided to save those for spring.
The studio is not open to the public at this point, but since I plan to have it open by appointment or "chance" soon I need to set up a little sign with some information and also plan to make a smaller sign to hang in another window that says what I do...maybe a recycling symbol and or some bunting that says "Upcycled Art".
We shall see.
Now, in other local new...Manitowoc was selected as one of the 10 great small towns to see art in by USA Today. Right on people! YES, we have a Picasso right down the street!
Here is a night picture taken in the middle of hanging garland.