Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Blessings and love to you all!
Saturday, November 8, 2008
“British artist Damien Hirst revealed his latest work of art at the White Cube Gallery in London, June 1, 2007. “For the Love of God” is a life-size cast of a human skull in platinum and covered by 8,601 pave-set diamonds weighing 1,106.18 carats. The single large diamond in the middle of the forehead is reportedly worth $4.2 million alone. Hirst financed the project himself, and estimates it cost between 10 and 15 million. Of course, it will cost someone a pretty penny to own the work: it’s priced at $99 million."
Talk about being a succesful artist! I would really love to touch this piece. I imagine the bumpy, cold texture would feel like touching a reptile. Rijksmuseum spokeswoman Elles Kamphuis said the piece was cast from a skull of a man who died in the 18th century. Hirst bought the skull from a London dealer. (What sort of dealer has bones on hand?) The teeth used in the finished casting are from the original skull.
Kamphuis said the skull will be on display in Amsterdam for six weeks starting November 1.
Monday, October 27, 2008
There were less weird looks Saturday when everyone was in costume. ; ) I think I had even more fun seeing every one's costume than using the blowtorch on the coffin.
I decided to go as a zombie this year because
- it was cheap
- it was easy and
- it was comfortable to wear.
The secret to making the fake blood look real was adding chocolate powder. The downside is it made me really crave chocolate all night.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
And here are many spare parts for cards I have made. Not what you were thinking after the shadowbox, right?
Thursday, October 16, 2008
I guess a picture is only worth a thousand words if it isn't blurry so here are just a few words then about the cards made of scraps...
This one has stickers, die cuts, and stamped images.
I used markers to color this stamped image.
Embossed and die cut pieces from the cuttle bug.
I made the background marbled paper when Denise and tried the technique of floating paint on starch.
This stamped image is embossed with granite ware embossing powder.
This delicate lion was made by my friend Crafty Pig. She's so patient to cut out all the little pieces.
Too bad the Pearl Ex on the flower doesn't show up in this photo.
This was my September challenge card.
Another with granite ware and silver embossing powders.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
All work and no play would make Stacie a dull girl. In the spirit of getting rid of clutter, I have also been making cards with my scrap papers. I have lots of pictures to post; I'll make that a goal for this week. I also completed a painting I started for my sister many moons ago. It's not a fabulous painting, but I am pleased to be "done." Since Carol seems to like it, all is well. I'll post a picture of the painting soon, too.
Since I last posted any news my sweet friend Juline had her baby girl, Shyenne. I really hate being on the other side of the planet for this event!! I would dearly love to hold this precious little thing! Jules is out on maternity leave until January. I can hardly wait to see more pictures and hear how they are all doing.
Last week was a big one--Les Mis at the Rep Thursday with some of the Ya Yas, girls' night at my house Friday, Race for the Cure, and the birthday party for Amy and Kristina on Saturday. I'll have to find some pictures from these events to post also.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Friday, August 29, 2008
Thursday, August 14, 2008
I'll keep you posted and get pictures of the finished platters posted ASAP.
It looks gorgeous in this picture but I've seen it in person and it is even more fair. And if that wasn't reason enough for me to be happy, Charlisa now has her own blog! Check out Through the Clouded Glass.