Friday, July 18, 2008

Hey Mr. Tambourine Man

I'm still tweaking things on my website. I have to get into this FTP stuff so my pictures will enlarge when you click on them. It's a learning curve. If you go onto my website, you will see this tambourine called "Romany Magic" under the "One-Of-A-Kinds" section. I have 3 tambourines on there, this one included. I haven't taken a picture of my Egyptian one yet. One tambourine is metal but all the others are plastic and I purchased them in a kid's section of a store where toys are. It's fun to alter them with ribbons, yarn, buttons, coins, pictures of women, playing cards, jewelry, and the list goes on...

I found a wooden box that held champagne from France in the back alley. This will be fun to alter. I also have a wooden cutlery case that is dark wood and has red velvet inside. I'll have to do something Gothic to that.

I would really love to try and make from scratch, a 3-D replica of the tombs or mausoleums I saw in New Orleans. Here is a sample of what they look like:
When I was there in 2003 I think, Anne Rice had a store and in the store were these tiny replica tombs. These ones were expertly crafted ceramic ones and they cost a lot of money at the time. I can't make mine out of ceramic, it will probably wood. The decay mould and rust stuff will be fun to create.
Hopefully I will have some created by the fall. They'll be cool for Halloween.

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