Decorative lampshade out of wire

A wire sculpture made its way into a decorative, yet functional lampshade. Playing around with a 3-dimensional wire structure, its shapes and shadows, adding on some garlands of recycled fabric and a few colourful African glass beads, I ended up with an original lamp. The interaction of light and shadow is an important effect that’s fun to experiment with.

If you are interested in the project, or if would like to have one commissioned – get in touch with me!

The frog king’s aerobic show … Aerobic con el bufón y el rey rana … Hofnarr und Froschkoenig machen aerobic

Just for entertainment on this winter Sunday afternoon, here is a little aerobic show the jester and the frog king prepared for you. Have fun watching – and move with them if you like  …. El bufón y el rey rana han preparado una pequeña clase de aerobic para entreteneros en este Domingo invernal. Pasadlo bien viéndolo y animados y bailad con ellos….. Gerade richtig für ein bisschen Unterhaltung an einem winterlichen Sonntagnachmittag kommt hier die kleine Aerobic- Show vorgeführt von Froschkönig und Hofnarren. Viel Spass beim Zuschauen – und Mitmachen…

Our workshop was fun!

Last Saturday was the great workshop day, my friend Silvia and me did two workshops at the fun Scapbooking place Bambola casa Creativa in Tres Cantos near Madrid: chalkboard boxes with a drawer in the morning and an original recipe book in the afternoon.
All the participants were in a really good mood – although I hope it wasn’t only the smell of the chalkboard paint that made them so happy ;-), and we created really great things!
I had a fabulous time and got very inspired to do the next one soon!

the chalk board artists

building the drawer for the chalks...

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a finished box with closed drawer chalk board box with opne drawer...

Mirror mirror on the wall …. get your personal message to start a great day!

Who wouldn’t like to start the day with a motivating, positive message? It’s easy: Have a look in the mirror, pull one of the strings – and you get your own personal message for the day.

Mirror with mechanism, in my workshop

The mirror is another piece that came out of the box – story, this time I didn’t want to give the protagonism to the actors in the box you could interact and play with, but I wanted the person in the mirror be interactor and protagonist at the same time.  As well as the art-in-a-box pieces have a mechanism that allows you to play with them, the mechanism here are the 3 different signs that come up, depending on which string you pull.

the 3 strings that can be pulled message: Today is your DAY! message: You look wonderful today!  message: SMILE!

This is the first of a whole series of mirrors I’m doing right now, keep track, I’ll show you another one soon!

For today, just choose the message you like best and have a wonderful day! 🙂

KNOWMO, the first useful garden gnome is here!

garden marker

These gnomes makes you know more, that’s why I decided to call them KNOWMOs.

I had them made out of steal and the first few already  started their jobs, standing next to the freshly planted seeds and helping to remember what was planted where.

The markers are of normal steal and will be rusty within some time, what will give them a nice vintage look, and I think the rusty color will contrast nicely with the fresh green leaves that will (hopefully) grow around them soon….

gardensticker 2 colores1I’m doing some experiments with different surface treatments…  Which one you like better?

Have a good week, and remember: spring is on its way…

This year, plant your own vegetables and herbs!

It’s still a bit early, but we are preparing our seeds to be planted within a few weeks. Because this year, we will have our own herbs and some veggies that are difficult to buy. We got some really interesting seeds at Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds, check it out!
But there is no great garden without a garden dwarf, is there? So I present you the little helpers that are keeping the whole thing organized.

Most are made of galvanized steel, and some hold your note or even the seed bag, so you always know what care the seeds need, and what you planted. Image
Others are painted with chalkboard paint, so that you can write on them what you planted, and when. These are more abstract, and they are available in two sizes, whereas the big one allows you to hang the seed bag on, too.Image
…. if you really like the little gardendwarfs with their red hats, maybe yo will like this up-cycled model, where a chalkboard combines with a mini-dwarf that watches your garden grow.

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Maybe these little friends inspired you to think about planting your own stuff this year 😉
It’s fun!