Monday, September 13, 2010

Fireside: No Chat

No time for much detail. Things busier than ever, even. Preparing for giving art workshop for 60 "non-artists" this weekend, great madness. And still the Halfland Army marches over here to work on the set twice this week as well. Old friend from New York visiting, finishing book project, etc. Had to pop in to show something in Halfland that was finally finished a while back, before the fray.

I'll let the photos tell the tale of the beautiful cottage hearth. Crepe paper, chalks, paints, super shiny threads from silk cellophane glued on. Deer moss painted with florescent ember colors, hit on the surface with ashen grays. Sewn onto wire mesh base as ashes. Mini firewood made from dried twigs hand-split with hammer and chisel.

Iron crane swings kettle in and out for heating water for a cuppa. Made very stable and smooth moving by forging custom metal mechanism and attaching it to the hearth with Sugru silicone. Hearth is lit inside by special candle flame bulb fitted and connected to an outlet via hole cut into set underneath the tree. (Bottom two right hand side images taken by photographer friend, David Sand. More great stuff from his visit here in store.)

Lookie there, I talked even when I didn't think I could.

15 comments:

  1. Thanks so much, Ubbie, Big Daddy!

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  2. It's Hearthland! Lovely animatable flames there.

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  3. yes yes yes! I forgot to mention I embedded wire in each lick!

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  4. All those little details... It's really just amazing!

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  5. I love the little tea kettle, incredible work!
    Jeff

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  6. The fun never stops here! The details as mentioned above are ridiculously cool :) Keep that fire burnin' and I hope the workshop went well!

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  7. Thank you, Jeff and Tony! The fun never stops will be my personal motto now! HA!

    Yes, the workshop went great yesterday but man did I exhaust myself. I'm going to try to revive myself today so I can get back to the fun. I guess the fun stops for rest?!


    xoxoxo s

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  9. Hi Shel, what you said came through to my email and THANK YOU, same back! xoxoox

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  10. i love the fire. It's so great that you added the wire to animate the flames.

    the room is going to come alive!

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  11. It's already been said, but, beautiful!!

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  12. Thanks, Emil--leeeeee! Nice scroll woodwork over at your place! w00t!

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