Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Teasel and Lunaria flower Bouquet on the pie safe
Advent 2012 is here
the Advent-and Christmas decorations once again are out...
Monday, November 26, 2012
Beaded Christmas Spider
Beaded Christmas Spider made from 8 and 12mm pearls , a pearl cap, buggle and seed beads strung on wire...
There is a story that goes with the spider and here it is :
Once upon a time on a Christmas Eve long ago a family in Germany was preparing
their home for a visit of the Christ child. Everything had been scrubbed and cleaned, and after the Christmas tree had been beautifully trimmed, the family went to bed.
While the family was sleeping, the little spiders who had be chased from their favorite nooks and crannies crept back to wonder at the tree's glittering beauty. They crawled on every branch to see each shining ornament, but alas, in their exitement, they forgot to stop spinning their webs. After their inspection, the tree was shrouded with cobwebs !
When the Christ child came and saw what had happened, He smiled at the thought of the little spiders wanting to see His tree. As He blessed it, He touched each web to turn it into gold ,and the tree shone with greater beauty than before.
Today, in many parts of the world each Christmas tree, to be complete, must have one (golden) spider,- Dearl Kniskern
Brandywine River Museum Christmas Tree decorated with critters
has countless critters on the tree that is 2 stories high...it is magnificent - a MUST SEE !
The annual Critter sale will be again on the first weekend in December and it will be staffed with volunteers- I will be there also----helping ...It will be so exiting !
Brandywine River Museum Large Wreath
made from Teasel ,their legs are made from the stem of the Teasel and the horns are from dried day lilly,eyes and nose are from seeds and winter berries and the tail is cotton
Gum ball Poodle Critter
neighbor Pat who lives across the street has a Gum ball tree she hates...it drops zillions of gumballs in her yard and she was so sweet and kept bringing me gum balls- so I made these poodles,they are so cute
Halloween Witch Teasel Bear
Halloween Witch Teasel Bear-just temporary because we have to use only natural grown materials ....I could use raffia,but how could it be dyed black....hm...maybe black walnut...ahhhha , I will have to try that....sometime...
Wild TEASEL plant in my Herb garden
This odd looking weed was growing in my herb bed under the kitchen window and when it was identified to be a wild TEASEL plant, I saw this as an Omen and decided to be again a critter volunteer , which I had given up when we were moving and then restoring our 1940th farmhouse...
Teasel Bear with Porridge Bowl
volunterr making Critters from only natural grown items.Here is my Teasel bear design.
the owl is from an acorn,the spoon ishalf of a soja bean shell,winterberry and sojabean in the bowl,his nose and eyes are seeds ,his hands and feet are from pine cone ,his ears are dried centers from a Black Eyes Susan flower
Shrink Art Doll Pin
My friend Debbie Wykosky taught us to play with Shrink art- which our kids did in the 70th...This little doll is holding a braided rug on her lap
Pendants made in Glass Fusion Studio
Polymer clay cane buttons
Beaded Hugs & Kisses Bracelets
at a recent Art Retreat I taught this bracelet to 12 students and all but two finished their bracelets within the given 2 1/2 hours.. WOW !
Tylers 10th Birthday
we celebrated my Grandson Tyler 10th Birthday togetgher
with his brothers Zachary and Lucas
Little Miss Pumpkin paperclay doll
Paper Clay Doll
Here she is- my paperclay doll created with my friend and designer Colleen Athens over a weekend at her Artsy Soul shop in Manahawkin,NJ-before the devistating storm Sandy caused so much destruction along the New Jersey shore
Braided basket with retired men's ties
After making a basket from the thin portion of men's ties, I decided to see what happens when the wider portion of the ties are used to braid a basket.....
Big Braided Bag
I practiced the diamond pattern and it came out pretty good-I think....
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