Sunday, March 07, 2010

It's good to be back home again...but I miss

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the colors of Mexico - especially the flowers.


 Even though it is 15 above today (Celsius) or approx. 60 above F. - spring is not here colorwise.  So, to brighten up the kitchen, I bought a few flowers yesterday.  These are my favorite orchids.  I also bought a bunch of tulips - can't ever seem to get enough tulips this time of year - they are always so inexpensive....



I didn't do TOO much shopping in Mexico, a few things I'll post in the upcoming days...but I couldn't resist this wonderful little angel - he/she was very inexpensive and I thought would be a fun carving to hang somewhere in my studio... I doubt he/she will ever find a place in our home ANYWHERE other than my studio!



Doesn't he/she bring a smile to your face?

I'm almost finished my Steampunk Project.  I picked up the laser prints from the printer yesterday afternoon, cut them out and finished the edges last night and today began to add a few 'by hand' elements.  I found some tiny little 'screw' brads and added them over top of some black toile to mimic some torn screening.  I should have the 40 required finished early next week and ready to mail out to Red for this Capolan project.

Here's a few photos of the 'work in progress' and a close up of the 'screw and screening.'


Final 3.5 x 5 inch "SteamPunk" and
below a close up of the toile and "screw" brad

18 done, 22 to go!




10 comments:

The Muse said...

your steampunk inspired pieces are way cool!...but i love all your work :)

i had 2 people ask me for blog styling aid...i referred them to you!
via etsy :)

love your angel face :)
and i so sympathize over your i'm home but feelings...lol

Poetic Artist said...

These are wonderful..Steampunk ..
I also love the flowers.

Heavens2Betsy said...

Love your steampunk piece - this is fantastic and I love the screw brads with the screening. Your work is stunning.

La Dolce Vita said...

your steampunk piece is awesome and you have to make 40 of them?? yikes!

Terri Kahrs said...

I hope the tulips and exquisite orchids helped ease the color deprivation transition! Your little angel is awesome. I think he'll LOVE your studio. The steampunk atc's are awesome, Trudi! You have the patience of Jobe! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Lorraine @ creativedaily said...

This photo of the climbing bougenvillias are just lovely - take my back to Mexico! Steampunk ATC's are fabulous....

Marilyn Rock said...

Beautiful photos here. The orchid is stunning! Your Steampunk art is amazing!

Debby said...

Love your steampunk piece, can understand why you would be missing all those pretty colors and glad you arrived home safe and sound.
debby

Seth said...

Those steampunk pieces look fantastic. And that angel definitely has a face to remember!

Kim said...

Love the steampunk pieces too Trudi. Great little details with the brads and tulle. I was wondering do you get them printed onto a heavier weight card or paper?