Mixed-media paper crafter; stamper, freelance craft tutor, designer of PaperArtsy JOFY stamps

"its nice,.. but what is it? What is it for?"...

... which prompted the response -"its a little house... and it doesn't have to be for anything does it??" Which prompted a further discussion about whether 'things' have to have a purpose, or use.  Can't it just be an attractive/cute/pleasing-to-the-eye object. (in my head i was already thinking 'its something I made that's going to sit on the mantlepiece so I can look at it (proudly) and think 'I made that'. :o) )

Here's the 'house' that prompted the conversation:
I was at my parents house and my dad let me loose with his scroll saw (supervised I might add, lol) (& add 'scroll saw' to the birthday/christmas list) and I cut of some bits of wood that were there - wasn't sure what I was going to use them for but something'll come to me...
So, its a house - or a potting shed that time forgot and the plants took over.  The metal leaves are a Habitat lampshade that has been many things in our house but never a lampshade - its thin die cut metal and I've used it as a stencil & mask, I wrapped it around a coloured ball in the bathroom.... and now I've added it to a house..- actually these pieces were laying on the desk - they're the sort of fiddly bits and pieces that are hard to file and tidy away so end up in a corner of the desk getting in the way - turning them into a piece of 'art' seems a much nicer place for them.
Its a small piece - only stands about 8cm high, the base is stack of buttons, and its covered in Basic Grey papers & corrugated cardboard.
I can feel a whole lot more of these coming on...
Continuing of my 'obsession' with houses...
Share:

4 comments

  1. do you know what Jo I like it, and I understand the whole mantlepiece thing. So Im on your side if there is one!!!! Should I ask about the house (ducks for cover) xx

    ReplyDelete
  2. creativity doesn't have to be or do anything...it just is.
    This is just gorgeous from top to toe!

    ReplyDelete
  3. I like it very much..particularly as it's small, god it must have been a fiddle! But I have to say..it's the sort of thing I give away...I have no more room for dust collector art. Which is what DH calls it,see....kinda puts you off, huh!!

    ReplyDelete
  4. It's FOR admiring of course!!!

    ReplyDelete

Blogger Template Created by pipdig