Week off

I took last week off from art. It wasn't planned, I just didn't feel inspired and I got sucked into being "relaxed". Who am I kidding, I was just lazy. I did work yesterday on some ongoing projects but I don't have much new that is finished to share.
I decided that I would put up the photos of the Glass Bottle Snowmen that I made last December, but never shared.  It's an homage to spring, really, since snowmen have to migrate north this week. Sorry guys, but we won't see you again until next winter. Don't forget to write!
These smiling fellows (and ladies) are made from glass bottles, Crayola Air dry clay, Vintage Bead noses, bead eyes, brads for smiles and assorted fillers that look wintery. I created hats from bottle caps, discarded metal findings and beads.
We made these at our art club at Stamp Therapy and everyone's took a distinct look based on the builder's style. They were inspired by the December 2008 cover of Cloth, Paper, Scissors.
You can see on this close up where I added some distress ink to the cheeks to give our dapper couple some personality. Faux fur wrap gives the lady some added warmth.

This photo features the tallest snow people I made. The regal lady is filled with vintage beads and sports a brooch (missing a couple stones). Her hat is made from a cork and embellished with a fancy brad. We filled the bottles with tinsel, little styro snowballs, strings of pearls, glitters and crystals. Each one a little treasure. I honestly couldn't part with a single one of them, but maybe next year....


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