Sunday, January 31, 2010

Artist Tribute Candles

I've been trying real hard lately to get my creative juices flowing again and what better way to do this than to be inspired by some of my favorite artists! Picasso, Dali, Frida, O'Keefe and Cornell! I decided to collage some candles as a tribute to them and place them on my fireplace mantle. I'm hoping that when I light these candles I will feel their inspiration and their creative vibes coming through to me while I'm making my own art!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

More Tiny Candles and Matchboxes

Another girls night with my bff Becky and my son's girlfriend Ashley. It been so fun and therapeutic collaging these tiny candles and matchboxes. Seems to be getting the creative juices flowing again after a long dry spell. Here's Becky working on her "Zen line" lol!
Here is Ashley making her Vintage Hollywood Glamor candle and matchbox set!

As for me I decided to make a mermaid matchbox to add to my collection of sea treasures gathered last summer on every outing to the beach. I never want to forget the feeling I get when I'm near the ocean so I gathered elements from the beach and placed them in a wooden bowl in my bathroom. Now every time I look at them it takes me back to the sea. I can light a candle with my mermaid matches and look at my shells, sea glass, driftwood, moss, rocks and feathers and go to the beach in my mind. Ahhhhhhh!

Me after a night of art and vino. I'm a very happy and satisfied girl!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

New Year's Wish Candles!

My best buddy Becky came over the other night just to hang out and talk. I made a big pot of lentil soup and a bowl of garlic cucumber yogurt dip with sourdough bread. We poured ourselves a glass of vino and started looking though some art stuff.

Before Christmas she had brought over some tiny candles and match boxes to collage for possible Christmas goodies/stocking stuffers but never got around to them. To be honest I thought "how in the world is she going to collage something that tiny and why in the world would she want to collage something that tiny"?

Well as you can see they turned out beautiful as Becky's things always do. She gets a vision and then just runs with it. She is so creative! It inspires me to be around her! She has decided to make these her New year's wish candles. Little candles with little matchboxes. Light them and make a wish or say a prayer! So special and cute and easy and fast to make! Love it!