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Showing posts from December, 2012

Can Tab Lampshade

I will have a few new posts over the next few days.  This is a project that I finished a few weeks ago.  There have been many ideas for can tabs and lampshades have been done before so this isn't a new concept, but my way of assembling it is probably different.

This is a larger shade and took me longer than expected to complete, but it turned out great.  The tabs are wired with green floral wire.  The strips of tabs are sideways and there was 16 in each row.  Hope you like my version.

Animal Ink Drawings

Kids are always challenging when it comes to gifts, but I'm lucky because my nieces and nephews like my creations.  About a month or so ago, I emailed one of my nieces and asked what she wanted for Christmas.  She replied that she loves my ink drawings of animals, so that is what I made for her.  By the way she is a senior in high school.  How many teenagers make requests like that?

Instead of one drawing I made three for her.  My fave is the owl. 

Sometimes as an artist/creative person I am amazed that these things are made by me.  It may sound strange, but there are times when the drawing is finished and I stand back to look at it and say to myself, WOW, did I really do that?  That was the owl for me.