New Year's Eve 2013

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Love my neighbors! We had a big shrimp boil, which I learned was called a Bog here in the south. I was in bed by 8 pm as usual.

My Cardinal

These bones are so tiny! The ribs are as thin as a fish bone. Not as beautiful as some of my other skeletons but I still love it.

Sunday Project - New Lamp

Sunday, December 29, 2013

I saw this industrial inspired lamp in a magazine and decided to make it. We bought everything at Home Depot - including the Edison bulbs. We already had some vintage cloth covered electrical cord, which really sets in off. We also added a gratuitous red valve for a pop of color. If I were to do another one (and you know I will) I would add an extra pipe on the foot in the way a tripod would look. This would give it more stability. I would add a dimmer switch and lower wattage on the bulbs. Today we made do with what was available on hand. I plan to look into some mail order vintage lamp parts and other Edison bulb styles. Overall it took two people, one whole day, and about $120. Included in the time frame was a trip to the hardware store. And truth be told we had a lot of tools already including wire, electrical tools, and wrenches. I love it!

ACME Christmas Show and Sale

Thursday, December 5, 2013

I've got three pieces in this year's Show and Sale.  If you are looking for unique and personal gifts this season, please support artists and give the gift of artwork.