Thursday, February 20, 2014

Inspiration Goddess for Zeus and Zoe

I found a fake lightbulb while I was shopping one day, and it begged me to take it home and alter it.  It took me a while to figure out what the fake lightbulb wanted to become, but then I had that "ah-ha!" moment.

So, if a picture of a lightbulb represents inspiration or thought, then my lightbulb would represent the inspiration to create.  I would make myself an inspiration goddess.

I used lace and findings from Zeus and Zoe
to build the base of my goddess.  In the middle of her hangs a star, a bright button and a flower.  The star is for shining and reaching.  May your art work shine and don't be afraid to try.  The button is to remember brilliance.  Not everything has to be brilliant, but I love the feeling you get when you're feeling brilliant.  The flower is for beauty, make something beautiful, find something beautiful.

On her body I used a rub on from Tim Holtz that reads, "dreamer of dreams."  I think that any one that feels the call to create art is a "dreamer of dreams."

My inspiration goddess has four arms.  She holds a shamrock, a butterfly, a bird, and a key.  Luck, flight and freedom are represented here.  She does not hold a bird cage to contain the bird, or a lock to use with the key.  May your art be limitless and with out restriction!  Lastly, I placed a crown on her head.  She is a goddess and a queen.  The crown is remind everyone that you make your own rules in your art.  You answer to no one.  

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Please let my inspiration goddess give you ideas!  Happy crafting.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Zeus and Zoe: Secret Admirer

I made a "Secret Admirer" for Zeus and Zoe. I think she turned out quite lovely.  I used vintage advertising, lace, and findings from my goody box that Marivic sent for the DT.  

I formed her heart out of paper clay, painted it with Art Anthology "Red Velvet: dimensional paint, then glued the heart lock on top.  

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