Sunday, November 2, 2008

Wonderful Wire Whimsies...






When I was in Paris this summer, I saw some really fun wire hanging wire sculptures of ladies, in one little cafe.
I couldn't wait to experiment with this technique.
I love that the black wire takes on a look of a black pen and ink sketch....a doodle, almost....which adds to the light hearted whimsey of the piece.

A little wire whimsy "wabbit" was born of that inspiration, and I have just put together an online class to share how to create this fun piece. You can check it out at That Creative Place.

It took a while to figure out what was the best wire to use, and how to make this work, but I love the results.

On one of them I used old French music sheets for the costume, and I've used old journal pages too, but you could use anything. They are quite addictive!

I just finished making a little dog...in a tutu. It turned out really cute, but I can't get it to show up well in a photo.
These aren't easy to photograph.

Now I have them hanging all over my house.
My husband isn't so pleased because he keeps running into them, since they hang from all the ceiling fans.
Oh La La!








3 comments:

3rdEyeMuse said...

can something be seriously whimsical?!? ... methinks, YES! love these little dears. :)

Gufobardo said...

...floating in the wind...wonderful idea, you are so stylized!

Shashi Nayagam said...

Your whimsies are lovely, I don't mind running into them Marilyn so if you get tired you know I will be waiting in the wings for them lol