So, ages ago (years ago, really), I had an idea for a cool polymer clay embellishment for an empty wine bottle. It has taken me a long time, working in spurts, to finally finish it, but here it is:
The front shows a little cabin in the woods, with snow-covered mountains in the background. It is a spring scene, so the birch or aspen trees have yellowy green leaves, and there are wild roses and irises in bloom. Sigh. It’s really not spring here (-28 degrees Fahrenheit this morning, and that’s warmed up about 20 degrees since last week!), so I’m gazing wistfully at this little clay world, willing spring to get here soon. 🙂
The back lets you see the backyard. The axe is stuck in the chopping block, and there’s a path back to the outhouse (you can just see that necessity – it’s in the middle left of the photo, above the irises).
And here are a couple of close ups.
It is for sale in my Art Fire shop, Butterscotch Grove, along with a few other things. I’ll be going through my old never-posted stock from when I worked the Tanana Valley Farmer’s Market a few years ago and adding those items to my shop over the next week or so. Those things will be bargains!
Just playing in my art journal. This little birdie is painted in gouache on a background of acrylic paints with some collage, stamping, stenciling…your basic mixed-media mishmash. I don’t think the berries are quite done, but I just love how the bird came out. I used a photo from the Oct/Nov 2016 issue of Birds&Blooms magazine as my model.
What do you think? Any advice for finishing the berries?