December 12, 2007

Heather Palmer


Heather Palmer, originally uploaded by artstreamstudios.
Her glass nests have been causing quite a stir...a few of these are left in the shop! Be swift, they are melting away....
Today is a joyous day! I get to leave now to pick up daughter Grace from college. She is finishing up her last final as I type and ready for a nice long winter break. We are looking forward to this time.
Oh! A couple people asked how to make the gumdrop trees - so here goes!
Just purchace a styrofoam cone and a box of toothpicks along with your favorite size gumdrops. We snapped the picks in half and poked them into the trees, spiraling up from the bottom to keep our fingers less sugary. Rainer made the stars on top radiating out from a single drop. After a day or two they toughen up a bit so are very sturdy. They can be kept from year to year in a shoebox in a very dry place. Don't ask what happens if they get "damp". Alternatively, you can pick off the dry gumdrops, eat them if you like that sort of thing ... (heh!) and keep the styrofoam bases from year to year. They work just fine.
Have a wonderful winter day in your part of the world!

7 comments:

Abby Creek Art said...

Beautiful glass from Heather! And I love Stephanie Levy's collage work. It's so unique.

Geek+Nerd said...

Wow, those are exquisite! I would fear what would become of something like that in my little apartment with two cats frolicking around!

cally said...

love that icey glass

Alessandro Toli said...

Very artistic reminds me of coral, i enjoy your work do you have any advice or links for budding illustration artists ? Thanks in advance

susan said...

alessandro - try out some prompts at Illustration Friday and check out the blog Drawn! two good spots, too good to miss!

Rrramone said...

Those are fabulous!!

futuregirl said...

Those Heather Palmer bowls are AMAZING!