Since I moved the other month, I found a whole bunch of maps that I’ve tacked on various walls throughout the years. So a few rolled up with a sweet black bow in a corner, a few nicer ones framed, and what do I do with the rest?
Luckily I found that Arrow and Apple posed this idea. And whaddya know? Another way to repurpose jars!
But seriously, a map-wrapped candle or two would majorly warm up a space like this; and with the wood and plants, maps totally work with the aesthetic.
If I want to vere away from jars or find I don’t have enough room, Silly Eagle Books came up with this nice idea. I can picture these hanging as a pennant banner or added to floral arrangements for extra interest.
This last weekend was The Amazing Meeting, the James Randi Educational Foundation‘s annual conference. I helped lead the Million Dollar Challenge workshop, as I’ve been serving as its associate director.
One of our committee members made me these wonderful origami dinosaur earrings out of a Zimbabwe bill:
I set them on a new watercolor piece that I’m working on… They were too awesome not to share here!
I just reread The Little Prince, and drew these little friends in celebration.
“Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.”
– Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
This is the primary block for a new piece I’m working on.
The photograph is a paparazzi picture of Ethel Kennedy leaving Robert’s gravesite that I photocopied onto plain white paper. I painted the white portions gold (minus the cross) to give it an antiqued look.
The block is comprised of vintage (1930’s) fabric remnants that I pinned onto a square of batting, then I just free-style stitched and embellished as I saw fit. The two military buttons were my grandfather’s during WWII, and I collected the shells on Catalina Island.
This is a prop I made for a Vaudevillian trick I’m adding to my new magic show. (In my presentation, a president is named, and I cut him out of a plain piece of paper.)
For the photo above, I set the 8.5×11″ paper cut-out (originally cut out from a traced headshot) on an orange textured pillow we have, which shows off the cutting detail nicely.
I do plan to transform Ronnie (among other presidents I’m working on) into an embroidery project while I’m on the road for another show next weekend.