October 25, 2010

a bird in the hand...and burning metal

I started a new quest blog last week HERE
to encourage people to think a little differently. The quests are open to everybody and are run weekly...so far I am the only player and I hope the will change quickly.
The first quest was to be inspired by the word "branch".
Branch to me is a growth word, it reflects my artistic life in the fact that I have "branched out", I have gone from a scrapbooker to an explorer, I experiment, I play, I teach and I learn.
I went to a little Asian supermarket and found some neat little oval tins that they told me were used for baking...I saw them as shrines because they are thin aluminium and so I got out my shellac, paints, and resins and had a great time making something.
The little brass washers are going to be used in something wearable and are simply chemically etched brass washers that got the heat treatment after their etching was done...I love the colours and will be using resin to seal and protect them.


Jen said...

I am playing along as well huni - I put a comment up today - and I think Megan is joining me as well ! wont be long and mine will be there xoxooxxoxoxoxo

Linda Woods said...

This is really cool! I love all the textures.

ann said...

What a cool idea !!!!
I love your blog you are such an inspirational Artist xxx

Marelle said...

WOW Linda I adore this piece of art
you amaze me with your talent

Bren Graham Thebeau said...

Just love that wonderful mind of yours, it never stops coming up with new things, new combinations. There are extraordinary as usual.

Sueann said...

Love that piece and those washers are beautiful!

Nicky P said...

So unusual Linda, I really like this.

chrisw said...

and we are so lucky you hav grown..Will have to check out your quest.Your little bird is amazing Linda

Linda M. Cain said...

MOG, what totally cool stuff!! Love it.

Linda C