Friday, November 13, 2009

Back in the studio.....

Today was a perfect day....I was able to get back into the studio and create.
I had found a coconut shell on the beach...not the outside husk...but the inside shell. It was a neat shape so I took it up to the studio and put it in the microwave for a minute to make sure there weren't any critters living in it.
Then I got out my embellishments.

Tempered glass on the inside with abalone shells and then abalone shells around the rim. I added some metallic powders and apoxie sculpt and
Val-La! So much fun!

Tomorrow I will grout and then let it sit for a couple of days before I seal it.

The other photos show a piece I did from a palm frond. I love the look of the tempered glass. It's so deep and mysterious. Particularly against Nature's simple beauty. The contrast is very cool. The white "thing" on the end of the palm frond is a skull of a fish...or something ....that I found on the beach. Very wonderful pattern and shape. Isn't Nature inspiring!

I think I have to find a gallery or sell in Etsy cause I can't stop creating and what am I going to do with all of these pieces!


Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

these are simply amazing
you are really inspired, aren't you! good on you!
looking forward to seeing the next excursions into your creativity!

sinnlighet said...

I've just found your blog. It is a true gem in the cyber world. I leave a small Swedish footprints behind me. I will be back!

Greetings from Sweden & Agneta

Sprite said...

Wonderful Marilyn! Nature is indeed inspiring :) You should absolutely set up an etsy! and if/when you do please let us all know :)

It looks like you had another amazing retreat. Hope to be able to experience it, someday... ;)


Anonymous said...

An Etsy store...please!

Enzie Shahmiri said...

These shells are beautiful!