Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Here's a lamp project I've been wanting to make for a while. I based this idea on one I had seen at West Elm that I think they still carry for $99.
Since I knew I had pretty much everything I needed in a cabinet of random dismantled objects and supplies that I've held onto for just this sort of thing. Its like having a giant junk drawer, only bigger.
-broken strands of a capiz shell curtain
-crimp beads (for attaching the fishing line holding the shells to the lamps frame
-a curly galvanized wire piece I made almost 20 years ago when I worked at a bead store. I hung onto this forever not knowing what to do with it but couldn't throw it out because it was such a pain to make.
-light kit with a 15ft. cord

Voila! Behold my new beautiful light fixture! It puts off such a pretty glow.

p.s. I still have more strands of capiz shells if any of you want to try this yourself. Just let me know. Karin

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Can you Guess?

Can you guess what I'm painting right now? I'm almost done with it and have plenty of time to keep tweaking it before the group show at the Pannikin next month. (more about that later)
....Anyway, This is a pretty big size painting measuring 48''x 24'' painted on birch wood.
On another note, Heather from ihartfelt on Etsy asked if I would do an interview for her blog, and you all know I love talking about myself (not), but I thought....what the hell. You can read it here