Friday, 27 March 2009

ABAA New Challenge

Our challenge on http://bigartadventure.blogspot.com/ this week is to alter a piece of cutlery. We have a guest designer/challenger - Patty Szymkowicz - who has made some fabulous pieces for us.
Here are my attempts; I was lucky enough to find some vintage cutlery pieces at The Beetroot Tree Gallery but I also aim to visit some car boot sales and hopefully collect more for future projects.
This is a tiny mustard spoon with wire, gems, a charm and a bird in a nest. I coloured some of the spoon with alcohol inks.
I bent back the prongs of the fork with pliers and added a butterfly, some gems, a charm - and Mona!
Over the past few weeks I've been involved in lots of ATC and bookmark swaps and I want to thank everyone who joined in with me - they are all beautiful.
I did get one rather unusual swap though ........ a little shoe in exchange for a bookmark!!! I love it, thank you Andrea!
and here
you'll see some more....

I won't be posting for a just over a week as hopefully I shall be lying in the sun!
I'll be thinking of you all - I promise!
Have a great weekend.....
Linda x

22 comments:

LazyKay said...

Oh, oh, oh! All gorgeous - love the wee spoon - have many plans for more cutlery myself but need to get my head in gear, ideas buzzing around.

That boottee is lovely!

xxxxxxx

Rein said...

♥ These are all gorgeaous Linda!

Mar said...

these are all great pieces
enjoy the sun!

Shashi Nayagam said...

Linda I am gobsmacked! well most of the time I am when I visit your blog. You are so talented. These pieces are awesome!

Tess said...

MOna never looked lovelier than on your spoon. I really like that piece and the bent prongs is perfect. Did you have to use a special glue? That shoe is awfully cute?? :-)

Sandy said...

Linda your new pieces are stunning. Fantastic design and brilliant work. Love them all.

Have a great weekend.

RubyMay said...

(I popped over to see your altered cutlery a bit closer.)
I just adore your Mona Lisa and the little mustard spoon is wonderful.
I love seeing your work each week x

Rosie said...

Love that little shoe!! Your cutlery is fab Linda! I have been collecting spoons for a while now, but forks have eluded me. Having said that, I really love your Mona, so I expect I'll be trying that too! =)
Mum looks so happy with her I-pod! and your PW collages are outstanding... really beautiful.
Have a great time in the sun! xxx

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Lovely having another look at these gorgeous pieces Linda! My husband was admiring them too, impressed that you bent your tines!

That fairy slipper from Andrea is the most precious thing!

Enjoy * Enjoy some fun in the sun!
oxoxo

Kimmie said...

ALL gorgeous!!!

Lynn said...

Did I tell you how much I love your altered cutlery? Especially Mona Lisa :)
Have fun in the sun, wish I was going somewhere hot too.

BeadBag said...

love the little blue felty boot.

Jackie said...

Have a lovely holiday. What a lovely little take on teh altered cutlery.

Jaqi said...

Its great to see these again, I cant stop looking at them. The little shoe is adorable , you are so lucky.
Hope you have a wonderful time relaxing in the sun, I just know you will return all inspired and in turn inspire us. Safe Journey , Jaqi xx

Lynn Guinn said...

Your mum is lovely! I still have mine too. Lucky us!
I shall be a faithful reader of your blog from now on. I like your work. I recently found a wee fork. mmmm, I wonder what I'll do with it...
Also I have been collecting photos of houses I have liven in and was wondering what how to put them together in a memory. Your banner gives me a great idea! Thanks

Judy S. said...

I have a cool mobile hanging outside that's made from forks like yours. Soak up a little sun for me, OK? We awoke to another dusting of snow this morning. Where oh where is Spring?

Jacky said...

Linda how cute is that little shoe? What a lovely surprise that must have been.

Gorgeous art with the altered cutlery and I love how you have used the alcohol inks.

Enjoy your break in the sun....

Jacky xox

Caroline and Jayne said...

Love the bendy forks and the little shoe is soooo cute. Have a great time away x
x Jayne x

Heather said...

I've only just discovered your blog via Rosie's and Maureen's. I love altered art and your cutlery and bird houses on earlier posts are so lovely. Glad your Mum had a good birthday and hope your Dad is contented. My Mum is 101 and in a home - she too has dementia but seems reasonably happy. I love your work and will try and remember how to find you again.

Rosemary said...

I love how you altered your cutlery - especially the delicacy of the curliques. Works so beautifully with the butterfly wings and Ms. Mona.

Nathalie Thompson said...

Lovely cutlery,especially what you did with Mona!

Catharina Maria said...

Ohh I am in love with your art , the shoe is awfully .You are a big talent .
XOX Rini