Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Have you seen the American Express commercial where they show everyday objects that resemble smiley faces? I love that ad. It's a very clever and creative ad that makes you look twice at objects to see if they have a new image to be discovered within them.
Take a look at this ad! :-)
"Green" Penguins Playing in the Snow. Here are my UpCycled Sculptures made with burned out light bulbs.
These penguins are ready to play in the snow. In honor of the anticipated blizzard here in Wisconsin, my Playful Penguins proudly display snowflakes. I am not a fan of Wisconsin winters and snow, cold, etc. One of these days I hope to move to warmer, more mild temperate state. Do you like winter weather? And if so, what is your favorite part of winter and what do you like to do in the winter?
My Recyc-a-lite Penguin holding a snowflake.
I make these penguin sculptures using burned out light bulbs and Apoxie Sculpt. After I'm done sculpting them, I paint them with acrylic paint. Prior to covering the bulb with Apoxie Sculpt, I decide what the penguin will be holding or doing. Once I decide what the penguin will be doing, I begin to form the wing structure with wire mesh and masking tape. Depending on what the penguin is holding, the wing sculpting process can be tricky because once I cover it with Apoxie Sculpt, it can be difficult to make additional changes.
I try to vary what my penguins hold in their wings and what they do, to keep things from becoming stagnent. After I had a large stash of burned out bulbs from a local recycling center, I tried to sketch out a variety of penguin "activities" to help me figure out how to begin sculpting each penguin.
If you'd like to learn more about how I make my Playful Penguin sculptures, click the following:
Monday, December 7, 2009
These magnets are fun to make. I love to pick out a color palette and having a "blank cup" to make a variety of designs on. If you have any ideas for a design to paint on a coffee cup, please let me know. Also, if you're interested in having a custom cup made for you or for a gift, I'd love to do a custom order for you. I also can make a coffee cup pin to wear, if you'd like a pin to match a magnet or a pin instead.
One of my first coffee cup designs. The first coffee cup I made was attached to a personlized pen for a line I call "Artful Pens".
I love the color combination of these bright colors of blue, magenta and green.
A nice pink colored coffee cup. :-)
And last but not least, a ladybug coffee cup. Since I'm a ladybug lover, I could not resist painting a cup with a ladybug design.
Which cup is your favorite?