Friday, September 30, 2011

Pretty as a Peacock...the continuing story.

This file is inspired by a beautiful piece of art in our local Curiosity Shop at The Alliance Trader building. We bought this piece over a year ago and many, many admirers have wanted it. I shared it last year on my other blog, Designs by Laura.

My frequent response when asked if it's for sale is, "No, but you have excellent taste! And you may come visit it anytime we're open and you're in town!

More than one has examined it and taken pictures in a desire to recreate this piece which was made from Shasta soda pop cans.

So, it was my inspiration for this fun and comparitively simple design. It's a 3 part layered design and I think I will have fun playing with it and I hope you do, too! The file is here.

The additional photos are provided for the artistic folks who have come into our shop and want to try and make something similar. It's an ambitious project and I hope they will share pics!

The body has some depth to it. From what I can see it appears to be some wood pieces shaped and attached to the main piece of wood. The depth does add to the beauty and realism of the bird.

This was one of the "feathers" which was nailed on. Some are longer, some shorter...hope this helps those who are taking this project on!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Little Butterflies and Inspirational Girls

I have a new display in our Curioity Shop at The Alliance Trader. I've been filling some beautiful little bottles with bath salts and thought it would be fun to incorporate some little butterflies from the files I've shared earlier. I also thought it would be a nice option to present some Inspirational Girls along with the bath salt containers. Perhaps it will give you some ideas...and if you missed the previous blog posts, the girls can be found here and the butterflies here!

This great dessert glass is perfect for some bath salts and a bath scrunchie. I threw in the straw for effect! What a fun way to give a bath treat...just don't eat it!
Here is a vintage beauty!

The bath salts are scented with either lavender or eucalyptus so the shop is smelling especially fragrant, too!