Shoji Birdhouse: Almost complete!

Saturday was the day for leaf work. Dave had nicely harvested four fronds from the licorice ferns at the park several days ago . Originally I was thinking about using bracken ferns, but he was unable to locate the plants. Oh well! These will do nicely. I chose to print the leaves onto butcher paperContinue reading “Shoji Birdhouse: Almost complete!”

Shoji Birdhouse contd.

Report from Thursday: This is where I’m at so far. Base is finished and wired. Roof is almost complete (ridgeline cap needs attaching and one more interior support to add). To do: Figuring out corner support strips, cut paper design and a couple of other things. Here are some photos of it lit up!  

Shoji Birdhouse Lamp

How often have I started a project with one thing in mind only to shift towards, well, something a bit different. Since I have not posted my original ideas/drawings, you would have no idea what I’ve been thinking.  The birdhouse deadline is fast approaching and many artists have already dropped their work off. Will IContinue reading “Shoji Birdhouse Lamp”

Birdhouse project: step 2

“Where Birds Dream…” birdhouse project update Yesterday was definitely an unproductive day. However Tuesday and today have been quite good. This is where I’m up to: After finishing the foam core model, I shifted into creating frames from spruce. For the previous lamp/luminaria, the frames were constructed using balsa wood. Easy to cut, very lightContinue reading “Birdhouse project: step 2”

Birdhouse start

Project: “Where Birds Dream” birdhouse show at The Arts Center Project Due date: November 10-13 Today’s Date: October 26 Nothing like cutting projects close. But the big question is will it be finished in time? So yesterday I finally pulled out the foam core and started hacking. I had a general size idea in myContinue reading “Birdhouse start”

Paper Screen Project

Here is the paper screen/ shoji screen project I learned during Helen Hiebert’s “Paper in 3D” class at Sitka. Each panel is 6″ wide by 12″ tall and created using balsa wood. Cutting lace paper to cover one side of project. Gluing down paper. Front and back covered in Thai paper. Next step is hinges.Continue reading “Paper Screen Project”

she project 2010

The phrase I received this year: She advocates for peace. What I came up with…. Peace symbols are cut paper stitched together and hanging from a top bar inside the frame, acting like a quilt. Background is watercolor and pencil.  Same frame as last year. Reception is on Thursday June 3 at the Corvallis publicContinue reading “she project 2010”

Chocolate Fantasy & Art Auction

The Arts Center’s Chocolate Fantasy is fast approaching. Starting at 6pm on Saturday February 27th, club level of Reser Stadium in Corvallis, 10 chocolatiers will strut their stuff to benefit the Arts Center (Beaver Catering, Bad Cupcakes, Burst’s Chocolates, Feast Alternative, Francesco’s Gelato, Jillicious Desserts, Novak’s Hungarian Restaurant, OSU Catering, Rocket Queen Cupcakes & SpringhillContinue reading “Chocolate Fantasy & Art Auction”