Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Some small accessories for a new sculpture that I am working on.

Last year, May 24, 2013 to be precise, I mentioned the clock case pictured below in this blog post. I started work on this sculpture and then it was put aside while I redid my blog, cleaned my studio and then various other jobs came up that pushed this sculpture aside. There was also a vacation in Switzerland to see our oldest son, his delightful wife and their new baby. You can check my posts about our trip here, here, here, and here.

I am working on the sculpture again. Ideas have jelled and I am off to the races.


I have been making bare branches from wire, vintage flower stamens and tissue paper; they will be painted next. Icicles have been made to be attached to the wooden base. The bottle brush trees will be heavily painted and not resemble their present state.


A robin's egg blue ceramic teapot and a pink ceramic creamer will/might be used; we will see if they work or not. There will be paper party hats for certain; what is a party without paper hats!


Food...there will be food and lots of it. There are cupcakes and sugared cookies and French macarons and so much more. The cakes, cookies, and macarons will be wired and glued in place. Those cookies and macarons are about half an across.


Among the dainties to be consumed are sugared grapes. Candle rings seem to be a thing of the past or at least in Victoria they are. I bought a stack of these years ago; I don't find these very often any more. The candle rings were taken apart and the frosted grapes were turned into bunches of sugared grapes. That took a while.


Here is the cake stand made from vintage cocktail coasters mentioned in last years blog post filled some of the goodies for the party to give you an idea of what it will look like.

Did I mention snowmen, come to think of it I didn't, the snowmen will look similar to the snowmen below.


This large sculpture called "The view from the rim of the 20th century snowbowl was spectacular" is available in my Etsy shop.

I didn't mention paper lanterns or a snow scene did I, I guess I just did.

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