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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

I'm just WIRED!

When Creativity Strikes:
what do you do when creativity strikes you and you just don't know what to create?
Do you reach for your trusty needle & thread?
Hook, frame and wool?
Brushes and paints perhaps?
do you grab for something...anything....different from your comfort zone
and devise some little treasure from it?

I do.

I like to let my imagination stroll through unknown territory for me...

and see what I can come up with.

I've been making little baskets, hangers and holders from WIRE...
above, are photo's of my absolute favorite piece so far,
a wire and glass photo holder!
I took my 19 gauge black wire and trusty needle-nose pliers
and just started bending and weaving and curling...
I found a late 1800's etched waterglass (it is chipped, but I love it)
and placed it inside the wire 'basket'...
then added a scattering of my beloved tin-type photos
and cabinet card photos...
Such a simple look, don't you think?

I was going to fill the glass with something...
flowers perhaps?...
maybe feathers or seashells...
for now, I'll leave it empty for the memories of the long-forgotten
' instant ancestors '
depicted in my photo collection...
Once i get all this bent wire stuff out of my system
(i'm thinkin' another day should do me.)
then it's back to textiles for me...
Just thought I'd share!
Blessed be my Friends!


farmgirl beth said...

I love the way your mind works. :)

Holly Hills Primitives said...

What a great piece! Keep those creative juices flowing, Dawn

primitive basketcase said...

lori ~
How cool!

janeu729 said...

We never know what's the next cool idea to come from you, Lori!!
Very neat creation.

Cinlyn said...

That is so neat! Don't ya love it when the different ideas that come into your head actually turn out?!! LOL
LOVE that vase!

Katy said...

You are so creative Lori!!! :) I love it!

Phillane E'lee said...

Such a clever soul you are my dear. Always one step a head with your creation of reusing what we have. Love, love this and your ideas.
I am pushing myself out of my zone as well and really enjoying it.

Lori said...

glad to know I'm not 'alone' in my wacky/creative endeavors!!!! ~
thanks for all of your comments ladies!!

bright blessings,

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