My path down “crafts from my youth” continues as I attempt to transform images from previous keys into string art. For Key 1439 I learned that I’m not very good at pounding nails into wood in a perpendicular fashion – who knew it would be so hard to make them stand up straight? Not me.… Continue reading Key 1439: Adventures in String Art
I had the great good fortune to visit my kids in Paris last month. Before leaving Canada I made plans to go to the big flea market there along with a myriad of other touristy and family things. I thought Paris would be a good place to get some interesting key making supplies. While I… Continue reading Maybe Dorothy Was Right About Not Looking Farther Than Your Own Backyard: Keys 1425 – 1428
It’s fun to try new things and it’s equally fun – and somewhat comforting – to return to the familiar. Here is my latest key in my original, found-object, assemblage, style:
My grandmother was a very quiet woman who liked to give love pats and baked great oatmeal raisin cookies. Somewhere in my youth I inherited her art supplies. I’m not sure how old the Swano pencil crayons are but they are at least 45 years old if not 60 or 70. The colours are still… Continue reading Swano – Keys 1398 – 1399
All of the keys in the colouring book series are based on previously made keys. I used some drawing apps and a photocopier to put everything together. Here’s the latest along with pics of their inspiration:
I’ve been so busy sorting out and cataloguing keys I didn’t realize that I forgot to post keys 1298 – 1300 until a few minutes ago. Now that it’s not winter it seems like a lifetime ago that I made them (or 938 pictures of previous keys to be exact).