Sunday, November 25, 2007

My latest Art.

This is our dog Sammy with her hair longer. Below she is sheared. LOL.
My son gave me these for Thanksgiving. He came in the house carrying 2 dozen and said to mix them and Becky and I each got a dozen. Below I took a pic today with them really opened up. They are gorgeous.

This is our cat, Snowball. She's as white as Sammy below is black.
This is a summer pic of our dog Samantha who we call Sam or Sammy. We have her curly hair all cut off in the summer because she gets so hot. She's getting old as you can see by the gray hair on her muzzle.

The above 2 pics are my victorian vanity mirror made with a spoon that Don flattened for me. I colored the spoon with alcohol inks. The grapes and leaves on already on the spoon, I colored using a brush and alcohol inks. I added some vintage music and a victorian lady lady & then two grape charms that I also painted to match. I tied a ribbon around the handle. The second pic shows the back with a mirror glued on and ball chain around it that is highlighted with the alcohol inks. The mirror was what they called a shaped mirror and so had a beveled look. I couldn't get a shaped one for the spoon below.

The two pictures above are my spoon turned into a vanity mirror. Don took a hammer and flattened the spoon and then I colored the handle with alcohol inks. The handle had the word Phoenix on it so I printed a Phoenix bird and then painted over it and altered his tail to be the scallops on the side of the spoon. His head is the only part not painted. I added a sun charm since by legend the Phoenix is involved with the sun god. I added a red and metalic gold ribbon around the handle. I clipped a ball chain apart and put the balls down the right side. I used lumiere paints to paint this spoon. The second picture is of the back with a mirror glued on and a ball chain glued around it and then highlighted with color.
This is a pillow that I am making to take to a PEO auction in Dec. Its not finished yet so I will upload it again when it is.

My Mexican nicho is colored with alcohol inks. I brought out the dots around the heart with some glitter glue & used a white pen for the wording. The flowers I believe are also from Mexico. Got it all from Art Chix. In the niche, I put some sheet music and then a victorian lady looking in a mirror and set a white cat on the ledge in front of her.


Linda Manning Findley said...

Kat these spoon/mirrors are awesome ... you out did yourself ... love the pillow and the niche also ... just my style VINTAGE .... Linda F

Beth said...

Kat the spoon mirrors are gorgeous not sure what the niche is but lovely also as is the pillow.
May have to try those spoons and make Brittany and Hannah one.
I have missed your art glad to see some of it again.