Saturday, April 11, 2009

Easter surprise & more "bots"



Happy Easter to all. I'm working at the hospital, so won't get a chance this year to do anything with my family. We are all pretty spread out, so it is very difficult for all of us to get together in one place at one time. We usually try to have a picnic at my brother Vic's house once a Summer, but the other holidays are usually a hit/miss. But I thought I'd let you all see my Bead Journal project for April.

His name is Leonard. He was a bunny that I bought three years ago at a shop in downtown Worthington. I just liked how he looked in all his painted muslin. I remember telling the clerk that I was going to bead him...she laughed. I told her, no I'm serious. I decided to use fibers with this project to give him a different textural feel & look. I picked beads that matched the original paints. He's going to work with me tomorrow to make my other co-workers smile.

Also, here is Chris' latest "bot". He is Wizard 99. He started out as a bear beanie baby. We removed the head & Chris inserted the radio tube. I needle sculpted the body to a sitting position, then Chris painted it with gesso. I think he had to give it 3-4 layers to get it stiff enough. He really wanted hair for the "bot" & we were looking everywhere. Then my eyes say a hair wig from the thrift store doll that I'd made Ruby out of. I stitch it all into a scrunchie, Chris plopped it on Wizard's head & WahhLaaa...hair! His teeth are bugle beads, and the staff is actually a piece of wood that I use for gluing. All in all, he's pretty darn cute. BTW, I think I've created a monster...Chris is really getting into making his "bots".

12 comments:

KV said...

Well, Dot, I think Leonard is stupendous! Very cool idea . . .


Kathy V in NM

Robin said...

OK, Dot! This one just makes me smile and smile... cute, perky little jester Leonard... OMG, I love him!!!! Love what you did with the fibers, thread embroidery, buttons and everything about him! Chris's bot is darn cute too, but sorry Chris, no comparison between a bunny and a bot in my books....

Fun to catch up on your blog.. Let us know how your fish does!

Happy Easter! Robin A.

pam T said...

Leonard is absolutely adorable, and so is Wizard 99!!!

Carol said...

Hey Dot, Leonard didn't need a reason, he just is and darn glad he is! He is too cute.

Love the colaboration on the Bot! Love his hair.

I feel a submission of a bot coming soon!

Happy Easter. Have a wonderful calm day.

Love ya, Carol

Julie said...

Oh how c ould you not love him, he is sweet. Julie C

Julie said...

Oh he is sweet. Julie C

Kiwi Ellen said...

Very cool on both counts Dot, it does look like Chris is having too much fun with his 'bots'

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Great work, the both of you.

Anne Marie - Toronto said...

I do so love Leonard! I bet you won't be able to part with this one. What a great companion for years to come!

jacqui boyd said...

Your Easter Bunnie is superb, he is a very classy member of society

CC said...

Leonard is so sweet! I love him! And I really like all the work you put into him! All the color & texture! Great job!
Warmest aloha,
CC

Hélène H said...

Your pieces are simply fabulous.