I have had this bell for 35 years and wondered what it was being saved for! Now I know! The bird was tiled with the help of a trusty pair of tweezers and hemostats and a big bottle of weldabond! And the wire cage was made by my genius and sweet husband, Paul. (thanks, honey!)
I had a great time doing the tile work and thinking of Chrissie Grace, who was responsible for my falling in love with mosaic work. She really gave me the opportunity to learn about mosaic tile work with her sweet and generous spirit, answering all of my questions with the patience of Job. Thank you, Chrissie! I will always be grateful. I still look to her for assurance and information. I absolutely love putting things back together again. It's fun!! And I love these colors as I am sure spring is coming ... eventually (it snowed here yesterday!) ...
This little pink bulletin board got its start last fall. It took a while, but it finally made it to the bulletin board hall of fame. (pls forgive the photo quality. I tried every room in the house - glare it is! Argh! The top has "Notes" in white polymer clay) A lot of these tiles are from Sheree, the fabulous tile maker! Check her stuff out! I try every Friday in pottery class to learn to make tiles like she does. Don't worry, Sheree, you will still be getting orders from me for a long time to come! ;-) www.firedandfused.etsy.com
I have fallen in love with making these inspiration journals. They are so much fun because there are no two alike. I am NOT good with assembly work. These are right up my alley. And you can stop and start all you need to! The art work on the front is Tammy Brinkley's stuff. PLEASE check out her etsy site. Tammy has some gorgeous work. http://www.periwinklepass.etsy.com/
The pages inside are all creative and fun to inspire you to want to write and get those creative juices flowing! I just love making them! There is a pocket on the inside cover for your notes and pens, etc. There are lots of ribbons and dangley bits ... and even room for your etchings, sketches, scribbles, "to dos", choreography, lists, and all the stuff we write ... sans electronics. They make great birthday gifts, shower gifts, bereavement gifts, and just plain ole doing something nice for yourself or someone else gifts! And I make plenty of custom journals with initials and special memories inside. Let me know if you're interested and we'll design it to your specifications!
That's all for now. Still trying to link to facebook and etc. Gracious there is a lot to do!Going to Atlanta tomorrow for a visit with that grandson of ours! Can't wait to wrap my arms around him and hear him talk to me!
Blessings to you all,