Sunday, November 18, 2012

dc83: Habit

The theme of 'habit' was chosen by beautiful Kristen who this week, is our host for the drawing challenge.
One of my habits is to drink a mug of coffee upon waking. If I am out of coffee, very strong HOT tea can be a substitute.
So I have decided to make a tiny mug in honour of my coffee habit, and I am making this for my art friend Kim, in honour of her friendship and her talent.
The paper mug is l/2" in diameter, and 5/8" tall. The decoration is a hand-painted bird. The titanium white is screaming and so I'll be toning that down with a coat of cold rubbed wax. Hopefully that will do the trick. Here's what it looked like during construction:
The main body is of sturdy card stock rom a 'file pocket' (normally I use this paper to stiffen beaks on the birds I make,) and is formed by wrapping a strip around the end of a magnifying glass handle. It is glued to shape and when dry, slipped free of the magnifier handle. The handle of the mug is a paper match stick. The 'thin' dime is to show scale:
Here is the mug that I normally enjoy my morning coffee in, and beside it sits the paper mug:
Earlier year Kim made a gorgeous tiny chair:
I made this mug as a companion piece to her exquisite delicate creation and will be sending it to her soon. Thanks for dropping by today. To see more takes on the theme of 'habit' click on to the lovely Kristen above. See you soon I hope, *smiles* Norma

Wednesday, November 14, 2012


What is on my work desk today? Two dozen birds ready to fly to Bird on a Wire Creations on Main Street in Vancouver, Canada. Look for them there soon!
A closer peek:
And a worm's eye view of one of the birds:
The message: I am grateful. Perhaps that is enough. I am grateful.
Each bird has a quote. Each has its' own number, as I have banded my birds. I started with bird number 1 and as I make a bird I just keep going. I am now into the hundreds.
Each year at Christmas time I make these birds. Making the birds this year, has reminded me how much I love them, so I am going to make more at the beginning of the year to sell on my etsy shop.
Thank you for dropping in today and I hope to see you soon. Hugs, Norma

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Life Breath

The idea of portraying in art suggests that the picture contains the possibility of the situation that it represents. The representation in my picture is that the branch is the icon for that which creates oxygen, and the bird is the icon for that which needs oxygen in order to have life. So my piece is called "Life Breath."
This theme was chosen by our host this week, lovely Ariane. To see more interesting art contributions for this theme, visit Ariane, where she has linked those playing this week.
Thanks for dropping in today and I hope to see you again soon. *smiles* Norma

Friday, November 2, 2012

Halloween Party Winner...

The winner of my giveaway for the Halloween Party hosted by the one, the only, the lovely Vanessa, is ...
DAWN of Bohemian Valhalla! You will receive my dolly picnic painting.
Thank you everyone for your lovely comments on this post and I enjoyed the party very very much. Sending you all best wishes for a wonderful day...*smiles* Norma
p.s. I used to pick the winner.


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