Thursday, July 24, 2008


It has been awhile since I posted so wanted to assure you I am alive and well. The past few days we have been getting ceilings put in the bedroom, my studio, the bathroom, 2 closets and my fabric storage closet. So, absolutely NO art was happening! And, I must say I have been getting increasingly cranky as a result. We have managed to get almost everything back in order this evening so I am feeling a bit better. Perhaps tomorrow I create! In the meantime, since I have neglected you, here is a wee bit of eye candy. This is called "Lagoon" and is an exercise in melted polyester using my trusty heat gun. I selected several pieces of that nasty polyester (why was that ever invented?) and attacked it with my heat gun to produce these wonderful peaks and valleys and darkened wrinkled pieces. I sewed them to a backing and added beads and stitching. The beads hanging from wire off the bottom edge are hand made beads from Tyvek (used FedEx envelope). After painting them several colors, I rolled strips of the Tyvek around a chopstick and glued it. Then, I hit it with the heat gun and the beads began to curl and change shape. After they stopped melting and were cool enough to work with, I wrapped them with some thin colored wire. these were a lot of fun to make!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

So that's what polyester was all about? And Tyvek, too! If their manufacturers only knew... It's really a fascinating piece.