Monday, December 5, 2022

T Stands for Textured Bottles

 Hi Everyone!

I start this post with a saddness for our dear blogging friend Lisca. Her wonderful husband has passed on. Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers. 

Today is T-Tuesday hosted by 
This is what I have been doing over the weekend. Textured bottles. These are 3" amber bottles with droppers. The texture is layered several times. A base coat of black, a main color and then a highlight color brushed lightly over the texture. I got 4 finished and have more in various stages of drying.
 The texture is different on each bottle.
Click on the images to see a close up.




I have very small hands. Gloves, mittens and especially oven mits are always hard to fit for me. However, I found these Cuisinart oven mits. The are short and small. I think I got these at Big Lots. They are perfect for us small girls. LOL



My drink for today is a bottle of water.

That's it for me for now.
Be sure to stop by Elizabeth's and Lisca's

Thursday, December 1, 2022

Friday Face OFF 12/2/22


Happy December and Friday Face OFF.
Before I get started, I will be posting FFO on Thursday nights. I hope this will help my East Coast participants. 
I have been very busy in the art room working on several projects at a time. When I do this it's because things need time to dry. So..... during a drying time I started going through art drawers. I came across a carved pipe head that I made quite a few years ago. Why not make a smoking pipe? This is NOT the traditional Native pipe I normally make. 
It is also my face for FFO.
click on photos to see larger.
 One of my clay faces draped in fur.

 Smoking pipe.

 Soapstone pipe head.

 Close up of carving.

 This is a one piece cedar pipe blank. I don't like the wooden mouth piece so I saw it off.

 You can see how small the drill hole is to try to get smoke through.

 I make it larger with this very long drill bit.

 I use hair pipe bone for the mouth piece and connectors. This is a 1" coffee dyed.

It is glued into place. About 1/2".

 I did drill the hair pipe to make the flow better.

I use the same technique to attach the pipe head.

 This is a 1" hair pipe bone bead that I carved down in the middle so it is straight.

 This fits perfectly into the pipe head and the pipe blank. Both ends much be air tight.

 It's all together. Now to dress it.

I would normally carve a space for the crystal but I just wrapped it. Maybe later I will remove the leather and do that.

 This pipe measures 15" long.

 I haven't made a pipe in a long time and this was fun. When I finished my other projects were dry. :)
Update; yes, this pipe can be smoked.
Now for the featured artist.
This week is #5, 
Monica from NatureFootstep.
I have to tell you, that I am so glad the number generator makes the pick. I would put all of you as the featured artist. I am overwhelmed at the faces all of you are showing on FFO. Thank you.
 hmmmm I don't have any extra faces to show so guess what? A second featured artist.
 This second pick is Sirrkis a digital artist.

 I will be linking up with Gillena
Now it's your turn to show  your face. Any kind of face in any medium. Link back to me from your blog and link here with M. Linky. 
That's it for now.