Friday, April 30, 2010
Monday, April 19, 2010
Thursday, April 15, 2010
I have been reading 'The Mystery of Lewis Carroll' by Jenny Woolf. It is a wonderful biography and I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to know more about this intriguing author.
As I was reading about Carroll's life I was moved to do a study of his face. Luckily there was a journal and pencil at hand so the muse didn't have to wait long to be answered.
The most famous portrait of Carroll was made by photographer Oscar G. Rejlander in 1863, and was the reference I used for my drawing.
'A Boat Beneath a Sunny Sky' was written out on the left page...... I love this poem and wanted to include it in my journal along with Carroll's modest glance.
Now I'm ready to get back to reading the second half of the book!
Friday, April 2, 2010
OK, so I think I'm on a roll with this bottle cap thing..... It's way too much fun to play with and I can't seem to stop. As you can see there are still some unused buttons waiting for their books so there must be more to do. I've been so busy making the books that I haven't gotten them listed on Etsy yet, but that will happen soon.
So many beverages, so little time.... pass me a cold one and a bottle opener please.
Thursday, April 1, 2010
Fun with bottle caps!
I have been making bottle cap buttons embellished with stamped polymer clay centers. The edges of the bottle cap are hammered and holes are punched into the metal from the back. Polymer clay is pressed into the center and a rubber stamp is used to embellish it with design. Holes are opened up through the clay. The buttons are baked to cure the polymer clay and with the metal backings, they are very durable.
This journal is posted in my Etsy shop.