Thursday, July 28, 2011
Mural Progress and Other Brainstorms
I am now 35 weeks pregnant according to my smartphone! I was about 4 days early with Bradley 12 years ago, so that gives me roughly 31 days max to paint the mural, sand & paint the new vintage side table, find an awesome white slipcover for my CL upholstered rocking chair, and create my own mommy made mobile. I have an idea for either jellyfish or octopus for the mobile.
Dale and I went to Puerto Rico during the summers of 2008 and 2009, and we discovered a restaurant called Aguaviva. In the restaurant are these unbelievable hand blown glass lighting artwork.
I can't call them fixtures, because they are masterpieces. I would love to have one in the room for ambient lighting, BUT they are $2500 a pop. So, I want to make something similar out of felt and beads and such. It would be cool if I could find a way to actually light them up, but I guess I will use sparkle glaze and blingy materials to do the trick when it reflects off the natural light or halogen spotlights. You get the idea. I want to hang one of my crafty sculptures from the high ceiling on each side of my fan. These will serve the purpose of the traditional baby mobile in the room. I will hang them from invisible beading elastic so they have some bounce and movement when the fan is on. They will be lower than the fan, like about 9 feet from the floor. This is my plan, although I'm not sure if there will be time.