Friday, May 24, 2013
FRENCH AND FAIRY CLOAK HANGERS
Blooming Spirit Fairy Cloak Hanger
The idea for my cloak hangers came from an article in one of the craft books I purchased years ago. I would give credit to the artist and magazine but I can’t remember which one it was. I changed the hangers drastically by adding my own faces-ones that I painted in oils or acrylic-and added my legends that go with each piece of my artwork, as well as lots of embellishments.
Full Picture of Fairy Hanger
I used a heavy wooden hanger to begin with and then covered it with canvas. I then modge-podged my paintings onto it and covered again with a modge podge finish. “Cloak” hangers seemed like an appropriate name for them since they act as a piece of art while unadorned or become functional when lingerie, scarves, cafetans or even jewelry are draped from them.
Close-Up of Fairy Hanger
My friend, Dian, is always so generous. She gives me beautiful gifts. I love the fact that they are all of a French nature, which I guess is because she knows I love France almost as much as she does. I was invited to a dinner party she and her husband, Tom, had this evening. I decided to gift Dian with a very feminine French lingerie hanger I made. She seemed to like it and it definitely goes with her unique French cottage.
Close-Up of French Cloak Hanger
Full Picture of French Cloak Hanger
My Fairy hanger is for sale. She boasts a leather rose flower and one of my fairy paintings. She is a fairy-just look at the pointy ear. Her saying reads:
The seed pod opened-a woman child emerged. She was not yet complete…still in the process of becoming finished. She was innocent, having the quality of one who has not yet been injured by life. No soul searching, no vision quest, she was just content to be here and to be a living part of the great mother earth.
Dian with French lingerie Cloak Hanger
Tom and Dian in Their Charming French Cottage
Perfect Table Setting for a Lovely Dinner
I have priced Blooming Spirit at $38. If you ever decide to create one of your own, you will realize what a great bargain this is! If you’d like to purchase, please e-mail me and we can go from there.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
GYPSY WOMAN NAPKIN RINGS
Imagine having a luncheon with a few of your Goddess friends. Imagine the look on their faces when they take their seats at the table and see my new fanciful series-“Gypsy Woman Napkin Rings” I’ve adorned each one with all sorts of bangles and artsy embellishments. Of course, each one also features one of my original hand sculpted faces. No two are ever alike. They are chunky (about 3” wide x 2” high. I didn’t give them names this time-thought whoever receives them might have fun naming each one.
My friend, Dian, posted this quote of an unknown source on Facebook. It seems to fit the way I look at things through my gypsy eyes and fits right in with my new series.
" She crossed borders recklessly, refusing to recognize limits, saying bonjour and buon giorno...as though she owned both Italy and France...and the day itself. ♥"
I’ve decided not to list on etsy just yet so if you are interested, you can e-mail me and we can go from there on shipping. I’ve priced them at $25. each. I have just 6 available for now. These are the first in the series and I am not sure how pricing will go in the future if they take off, which I am pretty sure they will. What do you think?
Thanks so much for looking!
Sold. Thank you Dee!
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