Monday, March 10, 2008

Back from Denver, I have been tagged and new listings on ebay!

Whew I made it! I am back from my business trips to Denver and Phoenix, and spent a happy weekend up in the studio creating these miniature little guys in egg shadow boxes. The shadow boxes were purchased from the wonderful Heather at The Speckled Egg. They are vintage plastic and were originally a bright yellow. I painted and crackled them, then made the little blue bird and bunny out of paper clay to go inside. They are listed on eBay here and here.

These little guys are super tiny, with the bunny measuring only 2 inches tall, the bluebird measuring only 1 1/2 inches tall and the egg shadowboxes/pedestals standing only 3 inches tall total! It was fun to work in such a tiny scale.

I have been tagged three times! I'll answer the first tag today and will do the other two tags later this week.

The very talented and sweet Dani tagged me with the following task.

Here are the Rules:

1. Link to the person that tagged you.
2. Post the rules on your blog.
3. Share six non-important things/habits/quirks about yourself.
4. Tag six random people at the end of your post by linking to their blogs.
5. Let each random person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their website.

So here are my things....

1. I manage 7 telecommuting/traveling employees for a national non profit organization. They are the best people to work with in the world. I worry about them out on the road like I am their mother, even though I am younger than most of them.
2. I started sculpting with good ole' salt dough. I still have some of the original ornaments I created over 10 years ago....
3. ...Unless you count the sculpting I did in high school.... My friends and I were weird. As teens, we would actually get together at a friends house when their parents were out of town... with a big bag of earthen clay and we would sculpt. Wild, eh?
4. My idea of a perfect day is getting up early (you read that right), grabbing a cup of coffee, spending the morning thrifting or flea marketing, the afternoon at the bookstore, and the evening at the movies. With lots of snacking in between.
5. I am such a pack rat it is embarrassing. I really really need to clean my garage! When we bought this old house, we got most of the furniture in it too, so I think the garage cleaning may unearth some treasures. But even more junk!
6. This song makes me cry (good tears). It's written by the awesome Irish band The Frames, and was featured in the lovely movie "Once".

Victorian Lady,

You are it!!!

I have so much more to share with everyone, including Denver pics, two more "tags", wonderful stuff that has recently come in the mail, and a tutorial. Please check back in a couple of days. I am looking forward to catching up on all of your blogs!

PS. the Shepardess (below) is now available on PFATT :-)


Marie said...

Glad to hear you had a good trip to Denver. Love the new pretties in your shop! They're so adorable. I also loved these things about you and I will endeavor to do the tag soon!!!

Emily said...

Love the shadow box eggs! It was fun to read the tag stuff about you. Your idea of a good day is about the same as mine. I love to get up early and go to flee markets and stuff.

Lori said...

Jenny, your little easter egg creations are so adorable...they make me smile:)

ShabbyInTheCity said...

I always wondered what your job was. That sounds interesting!
But not so much as playing with clay :)
I'll get on the tag :)

Cheryl said...

Sounds like you had fun and your new little guys are wonderful and so sweet. I totally agree with you about that song Falling Slowly,
love it tears and all. Have it on my IPOD!

Handi Dandi Mandi said...

The little egg friends are so sweet! They turned out really great! That song from Once is really beautiful, I saw them perform it on the Oscars and my husband and I were like "that song is awesome, it's going to win" and it did!

Jackie said...

Your easter goodies are so adorable!! Glad your back and had safe travels. Enjoy your day :) Jackie

jillian said...

So glad you visited my blog!Sweeeety sweet! I LOVE the mini's! I'm actually working on a mini doll right now. How come tiny things are so darn cute?!
Youv'e also described a perfect day for me too!! Sounds like the two of us (as well as many other bloggy friends) could be dangerous crazy on a weekend!!! Ha Ha!

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Interesting list!

Good things come in small packages, and these little egg pieces are GREAT!

Vallen said...

I am in love with that little birdie, might have to dig into my etsy purse. Welcome back.

vivian said...

I so remember salt dough! I used to make salt dough ornaments when I was a teen too! I make little guitar playing elves and gave them to everyone and anyone!! I probalby made hundreds of them. i used to make them in my bedroom, take them downstairs to cook them, and bring them back upstairs to paint them! I wish I still had one!
also.. I am an early bird. LOVE the mornings!
Ok.. ya tagged me.. I will do this my next post. probably tomorrow night!
OH yeah!! I just love every thing you make!!! Youre an awesome talent!

Mary Isabella said...

Your Easter Egg shadow boxes are awesome....

Sarah said...

oh cute bunny foo foo shadow boxes!

FrostingsNSparkles said...

Jenny, the shadow boxes are so darn cute!! I just adore the way you pixied them up, and your bird and bunny are the cutest things!

~dani~ said...

Oh, thanx for sharing, my crazy sculpting friend! Was really nice to learn some inside info. Your new pieces are so wonderful and inspiring. Just love them. Oh, we have pretty much the same idea for a perfect day~

Ragged Roses said...

Glad the trip was okay. Your creations are just lovely, you are very talented! Thanks so much for your kind comments on my blog and it was great to find out more about you.

Miss Rhea said...

Those are just as cute as can be !!! I love them !! :)

Karin (creativechaos) said...

So adorable!!! I just LOVE them! I just adore your work....Karin

beth said...

love love your little eggs - they are soo delightful !!!!

Victorian Lady said...

Sweet eggs!!! Thank you for tag! I responded!



Kim (Wagner) said...

Jenny, I just saw "Once" this past weekend with my husband and 2 of our daughters. I love the song "Falling Slowly" also! In fact, daughter Jordan downloaded the score from i tunes and made me a CD of all the music. It's great!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous Easter goodies, hope you have a lovely Easter.