Thursday, April 26, 2012

Little Bits

 Last week, I challenged myself to make something with bits and pieces that were laying around my desk.  It was a bit of a way to clean up and not clean up at the same time.
Here are the two pieces that happened.

 Using tea bags, strips of paper, paint, ink, lace, copies of images I had drawn, paste wax, and my sewing machine, I made this little creation. 

 I love making pieces that can stand on there own.  No need for framing.  I also enjoy working small, and the element of opening something.  This piece fits all three of those things, as it can be tied shut (as seen in the first image) and stand up, or displayed open.  I also like the tattered, aged look, as well as using whatever supplies I have on hand.  And so with this one finished, I decided to make another one. 

 This one was decorated with layers of paint, paper, fabric, ink, tea bag etc. and then I sewed leaves and other ragged style stitching onto it.
 It can sit closed as well.....
 or open to show the bird inside. 
 I love birds, and I drew this one some time ago.  I transfered the black and white image to a tea bag that I then painted onto with pan pastals to give it just a light layer of colour.  Once it was all put together, I added a layer of paste wax inside and out.
I hope to add these two pieces to my etsy store in the next day or so. 


  1. Sweet little creations. Don't you just love it when an you have your supplies narrowed down to what's on your worktable? Sometimes the breadth of my supplies overwhelms me!
    Glad to see you're still in action.
    Flying north in just two days! Looking forward to all of the light again.
    xoxo Kim

  2. Oh gorgeous Kim, can you come and clean up my place sometime? I'd love to see what you created with my stuff :o)

  3. oh my i wish had your little bits on my desk :) beautiful as always....

  4. Kim beautiful as always. Luminous. Spiritual. Nature study at its' best. Love your work and admire your vision. *smiles* Norma
    p.s. love the bits you found in your work space!!

  5. Luminous is a good work for your work!

  6. How clever you are to create something so beautiful out of bits and bobs. My favourite is the one with the bird inside.

  7. Just beautiful...happy weekend :-)