Saturday, January 21, 2012
Yes...another bowl. To placate Helen, I will note that this bowl is very flammable, and that getting rid of it at the necessary date of my future demise will be very easy. But hopefully it will be sold at a craft fair or store years before that need arises.
I was at an art show the other day, and something I saw got me thinking about using paper in another way to make a bowl, (instead of strips). This piece is not exactly what I had in mind but it's part of the path to getting to try another technique that my brain is fooling around with - more on that later.
This bowl is pinky woven paper with holes in it, and then I embroidered around the holes with glittery thread.
It's all one piece - no cuts, some folds and lots of stabilizing gel medium. It's sturdier than it looks but would only really be good for holding rose petals, or dried hydrangea flowers.
Actually that thought sounds so good that I might just trot off to Michael's in this little snow storm we are having to get some dried rose petals.
The show I was at was the student art show at the Worcester Art Museum. It's the first time I have ever entered anything in a show - and was I ever nervous. They had the piece in a prominent place but then - for that night only - placed teachers and tables in front of many of the pieces. The teachers were giving an open house, and that was great, but I was a bit disappointed that I couldn't really see the piece the way I wanted to. But oh well, I've now put something out on display for the first time in my life - it got accepted to the show, and I'm happy about that.
Posted by Mim at 1:15 PM