I know that Thursdays are the 'creative spaces' days ..and if I'm honest I woke up thinking it WAS Thursday ( I little wishful thinking because Aaron arrives home Thursday..... ) But I wasn't going to let a minor technicality get in the way of (good? ) blog post :)
So this is part of what I'll be working on today (I'm still working on some wings too ...there was a small technical hitch which has delayed their progress!)
Actually included in the picture should be some mirrored triangles because the bird, ribbons, flowers, glass hearts and beads are all destined for a mirrored garland. The butterfly mirror needs a little patina finishing and then it will be decorated with the flowers and ribbon too. The glass triangles are part of a garland which will incorporate all these colours too but with glass stars on the ends of the ribbons instead of flowers/hearts. Cupcake pretty :)
and here is the finished piece I blogged about yesterday
This mixed media mirror has a very retro feel - a perfect little piece for creating a pretty vignette in your bedroom, library, studio or anywhere that needs a little detail.
I hand cut the mirror, copperfoil, solder and patina the glass to give an aged vintage look to it. The body of the butterfly is a gorgeous art glass in wispy purple and ochre greens. I've felted the back of the mirror for protection of the mirror foil and signed the art glass body.
It is decorated in felt flowers of mauve, pale blue and teal / turquoise, which I hand cut, and beaded. The felt flowers embellish little metal antiqued copper branches which climb up one side of the mirror to a bright green satin ribbon. Where the ribbon and branches meet a blue lucite and green glass bellflower hangs.
glass measures approx. 15 cm x 10cm (6 inches x 4 inches)
I've been leaving little trails of felt scraps in my wake recently as I'm cutting out felt flowers for garlands and a range of butterfly mirrors. Embellished with sequins and seed beads, the flowers are a colourful distraction from the weather outside - Spring has at least arrived in my studio !
As for work, well, as some of you know, my creative activity is often in little frenzied spurts and then I hit the doldrums. I'm not sure being hold-up indoors for days is conducive to a healthy creative experience...
These really are gorgeous - I just spotted this shop on Etsy 's front page and had to post some of the goodies here - I want I want I want !!!! Made from antique German grain sacks and available from 3 Fine Grains