Friday, July 3, 2009

Leaf Mobile Wrangled from Wine & Beer Bottles

"I would like to begin a torrid writ-a-thon with you regarding the creation of a smallish (5 leaves) mobile for a wedding are the best leaf glass person in the universe. I adore your work. My budget is about $100, can this be accomplished? It's okay if the leaves are smaller as such. I would like a variety of greens.

I hope this was torrid enough of a beginning. I can submit a picture of my cat in lingerie if you need further enticement!

Thanks and please let me know if this is do-able..."

I'm pleased to hear that you enjoy my leaf efforts--curve--and for my part, I enjoyed yer preliminary writty--cats in lingerie will not be required, however, although the image is tantalizing. My writty seems a bit askew this afternoon, but I believe a couple of Golden Monkeys will set that right. Five leaf mobile (Folk Art Nature Inspired Chandelier, eh?)--aspen, elm, ginkgo, oak, maple? Ginkgoes are the simplest, and elms and aspens could be simplified while maintaining a good feel. Peroni beer bottles are green, so are Carlsberg, Pilsner Urquell, et cetera--what do you favor? Fitty two dollar bills may be a challenge...let me percolate the concept, and see if there's a pleasing solution. Let me know about specific leaves or bottles--or you can leaf that up to me--eheheheh, and I'll begin to conjure a couple of designs in me lumpy...

" reminds me of this long walk I do under the towering arches of summer trees and the lovely variations of greens in the light, laced with blue sky."

...looking for your own--give me a holler!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Noelle Earrings, or Nature as Muse Earrings (Beerings, Bierings)...

Here's Chikage Windler sportin' her WAG elm leaf beerings on the set of KSTP 5 News after an inspiring go-around (she animates and illustrates the impending weather with a presence not seen in these parts since Barry Zevan the Weatherman, eh?), arm flourishes and creative weather banter for the 5pm newscast--whhheeeeeeeee!

The inspiration for these leaves (bees and whatever else might catch your fancy), came from the gentle prodding and cajoling of Noelle of Xenotees--"What about little leaf earrings?" Strangely enough, I have very little ears. After a stacatto earwire and proper dangle roust-about with Nik of Lillyella--the rest is history. Check 'em out at your nearest etsy glass esoteric outpost!

Nibbled around the edges elm leaves cut from the sides of Two Hearted Ales, Moretti La Rossas, and Leinenkugel's Honey Weiss. Ginkgoes from green Peroni beer bottles and yellowish green wine bottles. Aspen, ivy, oak (the usual suspects), from various brews und baubles...

...even a pair of honeybees for a beekeeper in Hawaii from various beer bottle concoctions. For even more fun, drop off a couple of yer favorite brews at WAG headquarters, and after the ceremonial pairing with stinky cheese and other delectables--whatever your favorite leaf is will be surreptiously conjured from the bottle. What are you waiting for? Hop on the Hop Express!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

February Fling--Etsy Glass Artists go Nuts!?!

So, I'm sitting in my reclusive dungeon pseudo-pstudio contemplating the meaning of nuts...Chico (pronounced chick-oh), Marx in Duck Soup playing a peanut vendor--"Peanuts...peanuts! you..." Perhaps you've heard the news--"Etsy Glass Artists Go Spinning Outta Control--Certifiable Nuts!" The collective known as EGA --everything from sweet to funky, wacky to sublime, molten to beer bottles und back again--is having a blow-out, bogolicious, everything from free shipping to 25% off (check individual EGA
travellers for details on the website, eh?), extravaganza February Fling Kablooey! For my subdued part--"Look out! He's flinging little sandwiches with the crusts cut-off!"--it's a simple BOGO 1/2 OFF pogo on a stick (I'm from Minnesota, yo?). This is the coolest sale this side of walleye on a stick, or for that matter, cheese curds on a stick! February Fling--where EGA flings the goods...not to be confused with what some unruly female concertgoers fling at their rock 'n roll fantasies...and you gobble up the unruly deals!!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

...wag tag rag...

The former nipple ring aficionado Ngan of eNVe Designs has tagged me so off we go to the 6 random things about myself shadow-land...

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the rules:
link to the person who tagged you > post the rules on your blog > write six random things about yourself > tag six people at the end of your post and link to them > let each person know they've been tagged

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1. I find it profitable for my well-being, and the well-being of those around me to listen to accordion and mandolin music; walk in the urban forest that surrounds my ghetto home; read the Bible--I especially enjoy Job, Song of Solomon and Ecclesiastes; banter with my three sons over Mr. Sunshines and LandPhils at the Wienery--whhheeeee!

2. I was over ten pounds when I was born, and I'm still me mum's favorite--hehe.

3. I've broken one leg, both arms, one finger; crushed a thumb, trimmed the tips off of two fingers (down to the bone--they've eventually grown back mit a slightly mitered appearance); cracked me head open--sorta; and herniated a disc in my lower back...

4. As a junior in high school, I made a favorable impression (age old story: eccentric hermit artist attracts over achiever honor socialite), on a senior Ingrid Bergman look a like contestant classmate...thirty seven odd years later--she's my one and only!

5. I enjoy eggs from free ranging, bug eating chickens--yum!

6. I'm a card carrying Teamster, Cake Eaters International member und co-founder, Lunatics mit at least three European Grandparents Consortium and Whole Farm Coop member--whhhheeeeeee!

And now I'm tagging: