Tuesday, December 11, 2012
I wanted to make a piece of art that paid homage to Paris. I used the pipe I purchased at a Paris flea market cast in resin, a bezel with a Moulin Rouge image,another heart bezel I made in the workshop, a small bronze cast Eiffel tower and some gems in colors that reminded me of a painting from Museum O dorsay. I know the photos are terrible. I have to figure out what Im doing wrong. But you get the gist.
Monday, December 3, 2012
In France, All of the homes in Defort have wooden shutters with beautiful hardware. Most have these cool metal heads/bodies to hold the shutters open. Late one chilly night I decided to attempt to cast one of the shutter holders.
Here are the samples of what I came up with for the slides.
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Claire also found a pipe at a Paris Flea Market. She was kind enough to let me cast it. I cast the entire piece, but had to cut the mold to get the pipe out. This left me with 2 parts of the mold. I cast both pieces with the intent of making them whole again. But once I took out the front piece, I liked it so much, I choose not to use the back.
I made some tokens for each of the girls that went on the France trip. I did not have room in my luggage to take them with me, so I planed to send them as soon as I returned home. well here we are a month and 1/2 later and Ive finally got them packaged and ready to go. I have been dragging my a*# because, after I returned, they just did not seem special enough to commemorate our experience. I have been thinking on what I could make that would be a special token of our time together. But.... I got nothing! We had such a special time together, I could not come up with anything that was as meaningful as out trip. So, the girls age getting the original tokens and my wish that they could have been as amazing as our time in France was.