found some scraps of real Japanese paper and made some earrings and a pin for Christmas gifts. The papers are so beautiful, one can look at them for ages and still not get enough.
another up-cycle baroque project. My robot horse (from the rubbish heap), 2 worn out Desigu*l bags, bits of wood and plexiglass cut off pieces, an old belt all together make up my new side table for a large portion of my painting and drawing utensils.
The saddle itself was inspired by an 18th century Japanese saddle seen on the net.
up-cycling materials that have been hanging around for 15 years: 3 bowling pins discarded by our local bowling alley, one leg and picture frame from *kea rejects, part of Chinese table cloth and an aerial support. Resulting in a laptop/side table height adjustable from stand up to sit down in arm chair.
I must have been overwhelmed by my baroque urge in the process because this was the initial design:
finally I have succumbed and had some varifocal glasses made and bout a pair of clip on sunshades for them. The scope for upgrade is big, so I started with the sunshades, using Japanese origami paper on top of laminated watercolor paper.
I also added some braces on the sides since the original middle clip kept coming off too easily.
Next step is to improve the glasses themselves…
sailing is the new flying…..
picked up an oversized lady’s visor from a Chinese shop in Leonidion. As it was baby pink it needed some of my colour touch and alterations to the back. Textile colours, earring based on Rosemary’s underwater painting and my new red linen dress brought back from China.
perfect use now for the red hairpin to hold it in place by custom buttonholes.