Thursday, October 16, 2008

Possible Grafton Artfest projects









I live in a beautiful part of Australia and am surrounded by trees...60 acres of forest at our back door. And where there are trees, there are birds. These metal clay pieces have been inspired by my love of nature. They make my heart glad...
These will make great projects to teach at the Grafton Artfest in Spring 2009. I'm very fond of the copper look patina. I also had a chance to try out pre-made fine silver tube bails for pendants (see back of tree goodess pendant) that I bought from the Eclectic Studio ....very handy indeed! And that gorgeous ginkgo leaf is pasted pmc on a dried gingko leaf...one Pam Annesley found for me at the Sydney Botanical gardens. You're s'posed to paste over fresh leaves but none of them survived the trip home so I'm thrilled that this one on a dried leaf was successful.

12 comments:

Kathi said...

Wow Mel, those are beautiful!

and two posts in one day?

Mel said...

Yeah...what can I tell ya, I'm breaking all the rules about maximizing blog effectiveness and just doing my own thing when I can.

Anonymous said...

melly love those bird house things-they are just so cute

and the rest are lovely as well but really taken by the bird ones

esme

Mel said...

Thanks Esme. Been meaning to make birdhouses, been meaning to make mushroom shaped bells...so I ended up with mushroom shaped birdhouses!

Anonymous said...

Mel, wow. Awesome bird house. I love love love them!

Hector

JF said...

Now see what you've gone and done Mel, those gorgeous silver creations make me want to do another Grafton Artsfest. What am I to do?
Jan

Mel said...

Hiya Hector, thanks! love, love love your feedback!

And Jan, it would be wonderful to have you there at the Artfest again. We'll be doing totally different projects this time and mainly focusing on silver clay which is why we can try things like the birdhouse construction. It's a 'happy visualization' anyway eh!

Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor said...

Mel, I really love the tiny bird houses, but the rich copper color of the tree and the leaves, really make my heart sing! Very talented girl!

Mel said...

Thanks Cindy, so good to hear to hear your cooments. Thank you.

Swapna said...

Incredible...!! u are sooo talented!

Petra said...

okay that's it I neeeed that first little bird house. Oh please Ms Mel don't tell me its not for sale. I will surely cry. Every time I see your best ever creation, you go and make another one!

Mel said...

Thanks Swapna!

And Petra, no tears dear...just email me!