I have been working on quite a few things lately in various types of media. Some for my shop which will be reopening soon. Some things for my home. Others, just for fun. Here are 3 new snails that I made for the shop.
A few months ago one of my favorite plant pots was knocked from a table and broken. It was purchased many years ago and I loved the color and shape of it. I had glued it back together because I just had to keep it. I remember seeing images of Japanese pots that had been repaired with gold. I loved the philosophy behind the reasoning so today I did a faux Kintsugi repair on it using supplies I had in my studio.
From Wikipedia: Kintsugi (金継ぎ?) (Japanese: golden joinery) or Kintsukuroi (金繕い?) (Japanese: golden repair) is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum, a method similar to the maki-e technique. As a philosophy it treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise.
How I did it....
Mix together some Apoxie Sculpt and push it into the cracks. Rub Pearl Ex (I used Brilliant Gold) onto the Apoxie Sculpt. Then I painted the Pearl Ex with Liquitex high gloss varnish to protect the Pearl Ex powder.
That is it. Now I am going to plant some spider plants that I purchased on ebay into the pot.
When you are out and about be careful where you step because you never know when you will come across a game in progress.
I had planned on coming back much sooner but 2015 was not finished throwing punches at my family yet. Our mom passed away the night before Thanksgiving. I had not much felt like creating anything. Then I realized how mad that would have made her. All of my life she was always a huge supporter of anything I made.
I feel like I should apologize for being absent for so much of this year. Not just here on my blog but also across all social media.
2015 has felt like a test. A long string of one bad thing after another happening to test my will, strength and sanity. Immediate family members have passed away. My husband was injured and had to have surgery. Several more things piled on top of all that. It seemed never ending. I admit there were a few times when I wondered if I would make it through. I am hoping that I passed and that the year will end happier than it began.
ColtPixy on etsy will probably not reopen until after the first of the year. I need time to create. We have family visiting from out of state until the beginning of November. After the way this year has gone it is so wonderful to spend time with loved ones just for the sake of being together. I will be back after they have gone and will try my best to be more active online.