Sunday, September 14, 2014

A Light In a House

I've been wanting to make this project for a long time, and finally, here is a prototype!!  I made a template of my fold-up house, which is exciting enough, but then I made an LED light to go in it!  These are still in their developmental stages but I couldn't not share the progress with you.

My dad helped me to know what I'd be looking for if I went to Radio Shack. Indeed, I bought almost all the right stuff. I only needed a 2-battery holder, and the switch needs to be a bit bigger (the customer service guy at Radio Shack was completely useless).  But now I have a clue about what I'm doing and what I need.

The light is only a few components put together: a battery pack for 2 AAA batteries, some wire, a switch, and an LED "bulb." Isn't it fun?

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Must Love Art

Barbara Gilhooly and Ayn Hanna must be two of my fave all time artists. Their work, their studios, their commitment to the local art scene, their personalities... they are just great and they both provide constant inspiration to me. Well, they just got married! And in honor of their union, they had an art show that featured a ton of work by both of them. It was wonderful.  Both their websites are linked to this blog over on the right, or you can follow them on Facebook.

For their show, they invited their artist friends to make a heart for their Wall of Hearts, a centerpiece of the show. In fact, they exchanged vows right in front of this wall!  Everyone's art heart was so unique. Here's a close of up of the one I did. I sure wish you could see it in person... this photo barely does it justice!

"Cloud Nine"

Cloud Nine was collaged in a way similar to the pear I made for my mom a couple years ago. The balloon's basket is woven paper. The clouds and balloon are suspended by clear thread in a white frame. You can't see this, but the frame sits off the wall about an eighth of an inch, and the frame can be attached to the wall by magnets on flat-head nails. That isn't how it was displayed for this show, but that was the idea.

Here was my favorite amongst all the other hearts. 

"The Wedding Vow" by Mary Bergherr (from Minnesota)
Below was my other favorite piece at the show! Haha. The works in the background are all by Ayn Hanna.