Tuesday, October 22, 2013

WOYWW 229: the one with a sneak peek and a reveal

I actually didn't plan to play today because I have some sort of stomach virus (or maybe I ate something that didn't like me, who knows?) that has kept me away from my computer and craft room.


I know how much our dear leader Julia at Stamping Ground likes to keep it short and sweet, so I'll do my best.  Today WOYWWendy is sitting in front of a project I'm working on for this month's Artist Reading Club (or ARC).  I wasn't sure I would have time to finish it, so prepared a smaller piece just in case.  And that is what this adorable gold and silver rocking horse gifted to me is hiding.  BTW, I am wearing a red top, and it appears the rocking horse has managed to pick up the color.

This is what Wendy was hiding last week.  It's an off cut of wood I sanded, gessoed, painted, then decorated.  I tried to turn the photos into a mosaic, but

the program didn't do a very good job.

I call this one The Elephant at the Door.  The elephant was made using some of my handmade paper pulp and dried inside a cookie cutter.

My friend Scott saved these bottle caps for me to use as the roof of the house.

Thanks for the visit.  The usual caveat applies.  If you came from Julia's, please include your number.  I will then be by to visit sometime this week, at least as soon as my tummy cooperates!

48 thoughtful remarks:

Regina Hamilton said...

Your art work is always so interesting. I hope you feel better soon. Happy crafting #4

Janene McAnally said...

Very interesting and creative piece of art work :-)! Hope you are feeling better soon. Happy WOYWW.
Janene #5

voodoo vixen said...

Sorry you have an upset tummy, mine is finally feeling a bit better! LOL
I got post! Thank you so much, it was perfectly timed for woyww as I didn't have anything else to show for it!
I love that elephant... he is wonderful!! Elephant at the door... as opposed to the elephant in the room? Love the project, the bottle caps are great as roof tiles!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Love the Elephant Elizabeth how clever to do it that way.. creating is fun! love the WOYWW doll too! happy WOYWW Shaz in Oz.x #16 I think

Create With Joy said...

Cute elephant Elizabeth - and wow, another rocking horse!

Create With Joy - 3
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Nan G said...

Love it! Best wishes the tummy is better soon. Hugs too. Happy WOYWW! Nan G #9

Robin Spitzer said...

Elizabeth! Love your elephant! I can't wait to give that a try! I learn the best things each Wednesday!

Hope you fell better very very soon!

Hugs, Robin #23

BJ said...

Cutey elephant, BJ#26

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

That's a cool sculpture, made of very interesting and unique materials. Hope you feel better soon. Blessings!

Julie Ann Lee said...

Wow! This is an amazing project! And hand made paper! I've wanted to do that for ages! Do you have a press to flatten it in? It's raining so hard here it sounds as if it's beating on the doors to come in so it's hard to concentrate! Eek! I haven't done ARC since the time before last. Really must try to find time this week! Julie Ann xx #28

Julie Ann Lee said...

PS the rain just stopped like that and I remembered to say Hope you feel better soon! Julie Ann xx #28

Eliza said...

Very interesting project, live the addition of the rocking horse. I do hope your health improves soon.

happy WOYWW
Eliza & Yoda 13

trisha too said...

Oh feel better soon, that's no fun--but your art pieces are; handmade paper things, now that's FUN!

:)trisha
#32 this week with
happy mail

The Taming of the Glue said...

That is such a cute elephant! Love the new fashion conscious rocking horse! Hope you feel better soon. Hugs. Pam#38

Helen said...

hope you feel better soon. The elephant is cute!

RosC said...

Hi Elizabeth,
Sorry to hear you're feeling a bit poorly. The mischief in me wondered fleetingly whether what was beneath the bottle caps was the trouble - but no.
Love the little paper pulp elephant, he's very cute.
Your Bleubeard is ever handsome.
Best to you,
Ros. #43

Krisha said...

Great creativity going on.
Hope your tummy gets to feeling better.
I love anything with hand made paper, just something about the texture.
Krisha #44

Belinda Basson said...

Tis better to have an elephant at the door than "in the room". Hope you feel better soon. Hugs from Africa! #57

scrappystickyinkymess said...

LOL! You see, I looked at the photo and without reading about it (yet) made the assumption it was some sort of multi-sided texture tool for the Gelli plate :) I thought "What a lot of trouble to go to, making it look pretty....and matching the bottle caps..." THEN I read and understood. The danger of flying visits to WOYWW desks - making a comment that reveals you didn't ACTUALLY read the post just looked at the photos. Not me!

Happy WOYWW!
Mary Anne (40)

mamapez5 said...

I love that elephant. What an interesting idea! I do hope your tummy is better soon, so you can get back to what you enjoy doing. Hugs. Kate x #61

Julia Dunnit said...

Ugh. I had an upset stomach whilst we were away - feel better soon gal - don't forget to keep up your fluids! What I want to know is this - how did Scott get the bottle tops off without bending them???!

Neet said...

I thought the elephant was mdf and you had been clever in cutting him out. What a good idea to use paper pulp.
Sorry to hear you are not feeling well, hope the bug soon disappears and you are back to normal.
Love to you and Bleubeard.
Neet xx 24

Annie said...

What a fun creation. I love how you use lots of techniques to get your results.
Hugs,
A x # 62

Shoshi said...

Sorry to hear you've got a bad tummy, Elizabeth, and hope you feel better soon. Very interesting project with the bottle tops!!

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #65

Glenda Brooks said...

Hoping you are feeling better really soon! I love how creative this piece is!

Glenda #67

Cardarian said...

Sorry to hear you are not feeling well, I hope it will go away soon. Your project is very interesting!
Thank you for sharing!
Lots of hugs,
Cardarian

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Marvelous bottle cap roof. What a great idea. I hope you feel better soon. xox

Monique said...

Love that bottle cap construction and the elephant. Great idea!
Happy WOYWW
xx Monique #76

Horace House-of-Bears said...

Cool elephant. He looks like a biscuit and is making us hungry!

Bears #79

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Elephants are a subject near and dear to me, and your house is just awesome! The bottle caps forming the roof are perfect!

I'm much better today and hope your tummy is, too!

see you there! said...

Like Craftymoose, I like elephant images. You came up with a creative way to make one. Feel better soon!

Darla

Monica said...

Very creative and I hope you feel better soon.

Gita said...

I love the texture of the background and the elephant made from paper pulp looks great. What a great idea to shape inside a cookie cutter. Brigita #84

Angie said...

That's pretty cool. Love all the textures and colors. Hope you kick that stomach issue to the curb soon!
Angie #85

Sandy Leigh said...

I hope you feel better! That house is amazing, and your handcrafted paper reminds me of when I tried that long ago. I need to do that again! Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #35

Jan Ltc said...

Great workspace TFS! xx Jan (92)

Jackie said...

Sorry to hear you have a poorly tummy hope all is well soon
The horse has picked up the red from your jumper!!
I have a rocking horse I wish to send to you when you visit me will you leave your e mail so I can contact you for an address
Jackie 42

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I love the fact that we can almost see you...well, at least your jumper in the reflection! Sorry to hear you've been poorly, stomach bugs make you feel washed out..keep the fluids up :-)
I like your 3D art, the bottle tops are remarkably pristine, as Julia rightly commented. How DID he do that??
Hugs, LLJ 7 xx

Deb said...

Hope you are feeling better soon! Your piece is fabulous, love the elephant and the bottle caps look amazing!
Debxx

Shaz Brooks said...

Love the elephant, I hope your tummy is feeling better- it always makes you feel so washed-out, doesn't it? Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #34 xx

Heather Alger said...

I really love elephants and yours is so clever, what a great idea. I particularly like the texture of it.
Hope you will soon be feeling a lot better too - Heather #82

Dianne said...

Really creative piece dear E! Love the bottle caps and the elephant! and thank you sooo much for the beautiful Halloween card. It is wonderful and I adore it...even the envelope! hugs...

Caro said...

Sorry to hear you are not well. I hope you feel better soon. I just love the unusual elephant piece...excellent as usual. Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW. Caro x (#74)

fairy thoughts said...

wow Elizabeth this is so original, but are you sure it wasn't all that beer that upset your tummy hehe
janet #41

Donna Wheat said...

such an interesting piece of work, the elephant is a genius idea, hope you are feeling better soon, Donna #52

StampinCarol said...

Fascinating! I keep looking and looking at your artwork. Wow! And hope you're on the mend! Happy WOYWW!
Carol N #86

Danie May said...

Your interesting art won me totally with the cute elephant and I love the bottle cap roof. I also enjoy seeing your rocking horse collection each week too.....Have a fab week and I hope your stomach bug doesn't take too much of a hold on you. Danie #25

Spyder said...

Hope the tummy bug is feeling better by now.I need a cookie cutter elephant style now! I have some paper mush I've had for MONTHS... I've been squeezing it (it's in a sealed plastic bag) every time I came in or go out of my crat room... so it's become a kind of a 'stress-ball'! I will look out for some of that red rosin paper, never would have known or even dreamt about it, if I hadn't been on WOYWW? this week!

Love the Rocking horse as always!

((Lyn))#59