Easter may be right around the corner, but even Peter Cottontail takes time now and then to enjoy the spring air in his outdoor kitchen and serve his friends tea, carrots and jellybeans.
Those not indulging in treats relax outside listening to the babble of the water fountain and smelling the blossoming flowers. Truth be told, I’m frustrated with this project because it is sooooo much cuter in person, than it appears in photos. I simply could not photograph it well. Gah!
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Dreams really do come true. I found that out firsthand when I recently got invited to join the Alpha Stamps Design Team.
I can’t adequately describe what an honor this is. Nor how terrifying it is. Many artists I have most admired over the years are on this team. Simply put, their work is brilliant.
Austin Kleon says, “Stand next to the talent” because you will only be as good as the people you surround yourself with. He tells artists to hang around people who are smarter and better than themselves. That’s what I am doing–I just fervently hope I don’t fall on my face (subsequently impaling myself with craft scissors or suffocating from all the glitter on my studio floor).
Alpha Stamps is announcing my arrival on their blog tomorrow. For my debut Alpha Stamps project, I created a three-dimensional Altered Art Greenhouse from two 6.5 inch tall House Oddities Boxes, complete with a mossy roof, wind chimes, iron bridge and flower urns. You can see this miniature greenhouse featured on the Alpha Stamps blog. Read the rest of this entry
For some of you Spring is in the air. Here in Minnesota, well, let’s just say, we don’t even dare hope for it until April. Creating these miniature dollhouse flower bulbs provide a fun reminder that eventually the snow
will may melt. The realistic miniatures have bulbs and shoots made from clay, and papery scales made from paint and gloss medium.
To see a tutorial on how to make miniature flower bulbs for dollhouses, please visit the ColourArte blog.
- Twinkling H20s: Sweet Alfalfa, Kiwi, Lucky Apple, Solar Gold, Golden Nugget, Hot Cinnamon, Ginger Peach, Lemon Drop, Nutmeg and Hopeful Honeysuckle
- Silks Acrylic Glazes: Honey Amber, Autumn Leaf and Love Struck
- Mod Podge, Gloss Finish
- Creative Paperclay for Modeling Compound
- Craft Glue
- Utility blade
- Hot glue
- Miniature pots