I got a fabulous and totally unexpected Christmas gift in the mail this week from an on-line friend over at Creating and Sharing Mixed Media Art on Google+. It included these vintage lace and rick-rack pieces,
and a lovely little note.
Huge thanks, Jackie - you rock!
Some surprises come more under the heading of bloopers, and if you want to see a good one, you can check out this recent video I did when I was testing some new high flow acrylics (thanks Meg!). I can tell you that fluorescent pink has incredible POW! factor when, in a Video Demo Brain Freeze, you take the top off the bottle by accident, and pour!
A more reasonable surprise this week was finishing another wine bottle and glass. You can find out how I started with this obsession here. These ones are in peacock colours, just for you Alice, although they're still not safe for dining room table use.
|'My Fine Feathered Friend' mixed media goblet © Win Dinn|
|'My Fine Feathered Friend' reverse|
|'My Fine Feathered Friend' base|
|'Peacock Flash' mixed media bottle © Win Dinn|
|'Peacock Flash' reverse|
|'Peacock Flash' closeup|
The other surprise in these is that each of the flowers are hand-crafted from bottle caps, wine bottle metal caps, paper, and buttons. I love taking something mundane and upcycling it, don't you?
Just a reminder - I'm teaching next weekend in Kimberley - if you'd like to join us for a playful Gelli mono-print weekend, please contact Christine at Centre 64 to register. Registrations close TODAY!