Thanks to Ellen Kwor for having me create a one of a kind piece if wall art for her living room. Skipping through leaves, is approximately 31 inches by 31 inches made from scrap metal, each leaf was hand plasma cut and hand bent. close up of leaves so you can see the bends.
I am almost finished with these and I would not be sad if my client did not care for them as I am rather fond of this piece of work.
Each leaf was hand cut and bent so that they would look like real leaves. This is the view from the front This is the view from the side. Lighting with the i pad is never true to color but these look amazing in person!
Today was a wonderful day! I re purposed a project that I had abandoned a few years ago. Now I can call my 10 year old friend Emma and tell her that I have a Christmas tree after all. It looks amazing in person! Made out of an old World War II missile case, bamboo from the backyard and plastic swirling rods, tube lights and tree lights. see the short video here.
Clark Elementary School located in Downtown Issaquah has an annual winter fundraiser. This family fun event includes gingerbread house making and a spaghetti dinner for about 300 people. Local merchants and artists donate to the silent auction. If you are interested in contributing to next years event I am happy to put you in touch with the organizer! I am happy this little bird went to school and found a new home!
All you need to make this lovely center piece: plastic forks, scissors, hot glue, spray paint and a poster board. this can also be done with plastic spoons.
Make a cone out of the poster board, I like to stuff mine with paper to help it keep its shape and to keep it sturdy. I also hot glue cardboard on the bottom of the cone to keep everything stable.
Cut the handles off the forks.
Starting from the bottom hot glue forks to the cone. Continue working your way around the cone up to the spray paint finished tree when paint is dry decorate as you wish!
It was cold and rainy when I left the house , my husband looked at me and said, “Are you going hiking in this weather?” My reply was ,”yes I am and I promise to stay on the trail and be careful.” Anyone who knows me well knows I love adventure and I can get caught up in the exploration and lose track of where I am going and what time it is getting to be.
I feel so lucky to live in a place near so many amazing hiking trails that want to hike each one in each season! I am by no means fastest hiker in the world but I am slow and steady and enjoy each step . It was about 36 degrees F today and most the trails were clear of snow but there was lots of snow on the trees around me. I love the cool crisp winter air!