For the alterd art/mixed media group that I participate in we have an upcoming exchange to alter a spoon..... In the past I have painted one, and did one altered art using Simplicity pattern paper so I didn't want to do either of these....I wanted to do something different.
Last night I went down to my work area and selected a vintage teaspoon that someone had flattened. (The actual spoon portion only) When I painted the landscape on one I used a large tablespoon which game me "area" to paint that also had been flattened.
The first thing I did was bend the spoon a few times and then set it on the table in front of me to look at and see if I could see anything....You ask how anyone can see anything in a bent, flattened spoon? LOL... I tried several different positions and finally decided the best was to use the flattened portion as the base and to do some sort of a structural piece maybe. I went back down and came up with a package of medium size and strength wire and began to twist and turn, wrap and cut..... The next things to go on were... A sew through button, etched sea glass, flat crystals in various sizes, a magnet and I "THINK" that my little futuristic dragonfly is done.... It will be with me for a week or so until I get my partners name and send so there may....or may not....be future additions and/or changes. Maybe I need color....we will see.
Oh, The blue and white sea glass and the crystals are meant to give the impression of running water such as a stream...with the dragonfly hovering over like a wee helicopter which is where and how I normally see dragonflys.... Last year I got some AWESOME photos of a dragonfly in my dry, dusty, driveway of all places.
So...this is one of my favorite pieces and he is going to be hard to say "goodbye" to.
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