I finished this baby before the thumb incident, but never got a chance to post it. This is an ideas I had a while ago and my son James claimed it even before I started making it! He is a Star Wars fan as I am. I think the Ewoks are so cute! They remind me of a cross between teddy bears and gremlins! When I was a kid we went to Disney World and at the Star Wars ride you walked though a forest of pines that they supposedly used during the filming of the movie. I have always remembered those trees and thought about them as I was gathering my materials. I wanted to make sure I had the bare trunks so the Ewoks could maneuver underneath.
It's lit from above with the Millennium Falcon LED light. It looks so cool with the dark glittery background. Who'd think if glitter and Star Wars together?!
Is it creepy or cute that you can see the Ewok through the eye socket?
This is the outside view. I painted everything this time for a patina old coppery statuesque look. You can also see another light in the base. Nice nightlight huh?
Where to begin! I tore the ligament in my thumb while skiing in Aspen with the Downhill Dames. That has put a damper on a lot of stuff! I am fairly miserable and consequently haven't been HERE on this blog! It was my first time in Aspen and it was awesome. The other EIGHT! women were fantastic company and awesome skiers! Most of them were new to me and it was fun to meet new people who had some similarities and some variety. Julia worked on the floor of the Canadian stock exchange and had some practical and enthusiastic investment advice. Mary Jo was the Mom and took care of the shopping! Paula took care of me when I got hurt. It was just great to get away with the girls even if I did get hurt. It was a stupid accident. I never fall, but I just slipped and fell on my pole. I knew it was bad and I whipped off my glove and shoved my hand in the snow and yelled S**T!!!! But was had a guide and he was taking us on some special trails up off the summit, so I just skied without my poles for the next couple of hours!
I got back from Art & Soul in Virginia Beach last night. I had a wonderful time just getting to make stuff that I don't usually do at home. I learned so much from Jen Crossley in the 3 jewelry classes I took from her. It was awesome that she came all the way from Australia to teach us! It was also good to reconnect with some old friends and see the gang from Loving Mixed Media! I also meet some new people that I will stay in touch with. It's so nice to meet some Kindred Spirits! Here is some of the finished and unfinished jewelry I made.