September 22, 2011

Twig Pendant

I made this twig pendant out of polymer clay and wire.
For sale in my etsy shop!

September 21, 2011

Embroidery

I made this simple grass embroidery.
It's hard to tell from the picture, but there are two layers - the fabric is semi-opaque, s
o it has a sort of three dimensional quality to it.

September 20, 2011

Antler Pendant

Today I made a collection of antler pendants out of polymer clay.
They are now for sale at Freedom Clothing Collective and in my etsy shop!

September 17, 2011

Drawer Shelf

I made this shelf out of a discarded drawer.
I glued in some small wooden boxes and painted the whole thing white.
I'm glad to have finally found a home for my light bulbs and other miniature objects.

September 13, 2011

Terracotta Houses


I molded these little houses out of terracotta,
painted them with white acrylic and carved out the doors with a knife.
They are about 2 cm tall.

September 6, 2011

Paper Flowers

Inspired by fibre artist Lizz Aston, I decided I wanted to make
some paper flowers of my own.
So I crocheted these ones out of my hand-spun shifu (paper thread).

September 4, 2011

Shifu

Yesterday I taught myself how to spin paper into thread (shifu).
These two samples are made from 8"x10" sheets of washi.
The grey one is a Kozo paper, and the beige one is a Tengu-jo tissue.
I think I like the Kozo better because it's a little bit sturdier.
I've been doing research on shifu, but haven't found much information, I'd be curious to know if
anyone else has experience spinning their own thread out of paper,
and if so, what is your method for attaching the ends to each other?
I find that these are weak points, but glue doesn't really work very well because it makes them stiff.

September 3, 2011

tiny white houses + an interview

This is sort of a work in progress. I want to make these into a series,
but I am not sure yet what form it will take.
The houses are made out of cardboard and split bamboo skewers whitewashed with acrylic paint.
They are really small - less than 1 inch high.

Also, I recently did a live online radio interview with Yvette-Michelle Cottle Darby of
Crafted Spaces. You can listen to it if you are interested in hearing more about my work with paper.
The first 15 minutes of the program are with Lizz Aston, a very talented Toronto-based fibre artist,
and the second half is with me.