This design was a special request from Grettel! She is planning a country style wedding and wanted something with a rustic feel. It is made of wire and wrapped in twine. I also sell the same design in plain wire, personalized with the couple’s names. I won’t be mass producing these babies since they are very labour intensive, but it was a fun and challenging project!
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Make your own St. Patrick’s Day mini hat accessory!
Click the link above to check out my latest YouTube video to make your own mini hat for St. Patrick’s Day. Inspired by my daughter’s Sweet Sixteen hat. Actually can be made in any colour for any occasion. Simply clips onto your hair. Very easy to make. You just need a toilet paper roll, duct tape, scissors, fun foam (or fabric or coloured paper), embellishments, hot glue and a hair clip.
This workshop was part of my mixed media class for kids at The Viva Vida Art Gallery in Pointe Claire. We glued fun foam shapes, lace, twine, etc. to a bristol board base. We rolled acrylic paint over the entire surface or painted the shapes separately with different colours. We quickly placed a same-sized cardstock overtop and ran the two pieces through the pasta maker. The kids loved turning the handle and seeing what came out the other side!
When studying Fine Art at the University of Guelph I entered some of my paintings that I had done before entering kindergarten into their annual Juried Art Show. Of the series “A Preschool Child’s Freedom of Expression”, the darker landscape-ish piece won honourable mention. My painting prof, Elton Yerex, wasn’t too thrilled to hear that I had made the piece as a child. The show was 25 years ago. Now it is common place to see the value in children’s art and even to commercialize it. All I know is that it is the best work I’ve ever created!!