Thursday, December 31, 2009

The rogue mask!

I considered the images l take each as Art. If there are some of you out there that think differently to me..l am sorry but we could lways discuss it over a virtual cup of coffee! Anyway l just had to post todays image because it made me but also laugh. Once you have seen it, l will explain why.

I saw this on the pavement outside a Bank in Putney. At first l thought someone had made a mask and then dropped it.. Then looking more closely, realising that it was actually was a McDonald's bag. The rogue of fast food! Ha! This gave me an idea about using these bags to have a class on mask- making from Fast Food Bags for one of my children's sessions.. Um..have to think on that one. Could be a fun session. This also made me think l could make the masks and talk about healthy food ect at same time.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Pear shaped!

At first l was doing this as a art project, then thought about my challenge...The Body...Some woman have a body shape called Pear Shaped!!! In other words big hips.


Name Tags with a difference!

I saw this idea for Place Settings on TV,  a couple of weeks ago and decided to have try. The pears on the programme were decorated with edible gold but my gold isn't edible! The main reason l chose not to use edible gold was it could cost £25 to do 8 pears!!!!.  So as much as l love my family...that is a little over the top for name tags for the table!! I used them for a Christmas Day Table Dressing but they could be used for any celebration.
The pears l used, were not perfect and a bit past their prime but great if you only need them for a day or two. If you want to do them days before hand, then use hard pears. Firstly, l coated the area l wanted to gild with gold, in egg white, using a pastry bush or paintbrush, Then carefully layer the gold on, pressing it gently against the pear and lift off backing paper. Then leave to dry. The labels can be anything which can go over the stalk or tied to the stalk. So simple but when all together on the table, looked stunning and so easy to make.!