Friday, October 18, 2013

The Journey to Hades

I found a piece of driftwood that reminded me of a dead man on his journey to Hades.In Greek mythology, Hades the god of the underworld, was a son of the Titans Cronus and Rhea. Hades ruled the dead, assisted by others over whom he had complete authority. He strictly forbade his subjects to leave his domain and would become quite enraged when anyone tried to leave, or if someone tried to steal the souls from his realm. His wrath was equally terrible for anyone who tried to cheat death.In ancient Greece it was customary to place a coin in or on the mouth of the dead since the dead were required to pay a fare to Charon, the ferryman of Hades.

There are five rivers that separate Hades from the world of the living, they are:
  • Acheron - the river of woe
  • Cocytus - the river of lamentation
  • Phlegethon - the river of fire
  • Lethe - the river of forgetfulness
  • Styx - the river of hate

Styx is the most well known river that flows through Hades.


Tuesday, October 8, 2013


I felted a crackle bowl with white firestar flash roving, experimented with plaster, glitter, driftwood and merino wool to create my idea of a moon flower. The bowl has a led light which changes colors so it's very interesting in the evening. I tried to capture the color changes with my digital camera but the song remains the same- my photography skills stink!! It's much better to see these color changes live in action!!

Saturday, September 28, 2013

I Promised You A Rose Garden!!

Just another bunch of chain flowers on driftwood. These cane be worn as necklaces and a big bunch of them can work like a scarf!! It just takes a bit of imagination!!!  :)

All Tied Up!!

This is another recycled scarf that might look familiar. I just knotted up triangular pieces of cotton on the ends and the options are endless!! The sari silk after the felting process ends up giving it that stained glass effect. I love it!!

Friday, September 27, 2013

I Never Promised You A Rose Garden

This one's got it all!! Izolan, silk, copper roses which I cut (ouch!) and made the patina in a primitive Tupperware fume chamber with salt and ammonia. Even Brillo pads for cleaning pots and pans!! My art has been going off on a tangent lately and I've been working and combining all sorts of things along with felt. I like the contrast of organic and inorganic materials in my projects.

Mercury Glass

This is my own way to make mercury glass with a bit of silver silk to make things more interesting!!

Eyes of the World

I'll just let the pictures speak for themselves!!

Cry Baby, Cry............

This is an interesting project!! I've got myself a bunch of crying eyes which absorb sunlight during the day and then glow in the dark at night. I really tried to capture the effect with my digital camera...........I hope somehow you can get an idea. Most of these things are better seen live in action since I'm such an amature in photography!!