Entries Tagged as 'Art'
There are some benefits to having never seen a Cameroon headdress, or Juju Hat, up close and personal. If I had, then I may have been a bit more daunted to try and DIY this! For those of you obsessed with perfection, please squint when looking at the above pictures. ; ) Actually, I suggest everyone try that, since they do look pretty darn sweet in a somewhat blurry state.
When I was looking through my pictures of JuJu hats, they all seemed so textural, almost wooly. So, when I went on a field trip to Michael’s to see what kind of feathers they had to work with, I quickly changed course and headed over to the yarn section. (Partly because the price of feathers adds up very quickly, and partly because the lady warned me about just how long it takes to glue on feather upon feather upon… you get the idea. I’m all about the cheap and easy when it comes to projects that may or may not actually work out!) I do not knit, so I had zero idea what I’d find, if anything. I was surprised to find such beautiful colors woven together, and all the thickness and texture I was looking for! And, a new found desire to make myself a scarf for next winter… if I start now I may just have it done in time!
I’m working on a tutorial in case anyone else wants to make one of these wooly wall hangings. So check back tomorrow for that!
PS – Book club ladies, as you can see, I’m ready to go for the next two months! Jane Eyre is from my mom’s college days, so I’m hoping to make use of her notes! ; )
Photo Credits: Rosa Pearson Design
Oh, how I love this room! The colors, that headboard… etc, etc….
Candice Olsen telling us how she works her magic…
Do you notice a theme yet??
Has anyone else noticed these popping up in interiors? I was watching an episode of Candace Tells All (shown above) and I fell in love with the white feather headdress that she used above the bed. I had to find one! The search was on… but, yikes!! Who would have guessed that these beauties would run you $600+!! Some stores call them Juju Hats, and others call them Cameroon headdresses. I call them a DIY project!! Stay tuned… I feel a weekend project coming on. : )
Now that my parents are empty nesters, their visits are often accompanied by bags containing random small items that they are trying to purge. Living in an 1800 sq.ft home has made me a ruthless declutterer (unfortunately this is not apparent from the state of our house most days!), so usually I tell them that they should just recycle or donate the items. But these two pieces from my mom’s most recent pile caught my eye. I think these tiny soapstone carvings by Canadian artist Al Wolf are perfect for the boys room! They would look great in a shadow box of some sort, or even just hanging on the wall!
Image: Coe & Waito
What is it about birds? I know friends that have been “banned” from buying another item with birds on it – you know who you are! I have to admit to a long term case of bird crazy myself. Ever since I saw these beautiful, simple bowls in House & Home Magazine years ago… I was hooked.
Local artist Arleigh Wood is one of my personal faves for using bird imagery in her art. She always creates such beautiful paintings.
Image: Arleigh Wood, “Placing Leaves on Trees”
Image: Arleigh Wood, “Cardinal Blossoms”
Local sister design team Kelly and Karen Schmidt make up Double Trouble Design. They are both multi-talented people and so much fun! I bought one of their beautiful clocks for the wall in my studio last year and it really brightens up a gloomy gray Vancouver day. (The bird image on the right, with the blue colour of the other image is the combo I chose. They have so many to choose from – not just birds!)
You can find them all selling their wares at Shiny Fuzzy Muddy this weekend. I’ll be there checking it out too!
How about you? Any animal obsessions?
I’ll be having a bird-themed giveaway tomorrow, so check back soon!