Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Mermaid Lights







Mermaid Lights  ..........  the creation process .









Shells, collected on New Year's Day.


















I started by gathering bark shavings, feathers, and coloured and metallic threads and allowed them to fall into place as naturally as possible to form a cushion for the shell lights.






























































For now I've improvised by cutting up candles, but later I may fill
the shells with candle wax .



















Mermaid lights  -  completed.




















Thank you for visiting  -  If you have any questions, I'd be happy to answer them .





15 comments:

  1. Hi Ruby, sounds like you're having a happy inspiring new year.
    "Mermaid lights", what a lovely idea. Metallic threads look like a glint on the water. It would look more charming seen in the dark at night. Happy creative activity!

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    1. Cosmos, I haven't yet worked out what lighting suits best because it's necessary to see the materials and threads clearly. This is a trial run and I intend to come back to it later.

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  2. What a creative vision and spirit you have, dear friend. The mermaid lights are a delight!

    Bises,
    Genie

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  3. The lights are gorgeous - what a great idea to put candles on these lovely shells, with the shavings and coloured threads as background.
    I see you are having a great 2013!
    M xx

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    1. M, yes,2013 seems to have come in with a new blast of energy!

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  4. Such beauty and blissfulnes...blessings!

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    1. Thank you Victoria - blessings to you too!

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  5. What a wonderful magic you do weave, Ruby.

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    1. Louciao....... and some of it down to materials washed up on the shores of the Firth of Forth!

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  6. Ruby,you came up with such a lovely idea of mermaid lights! Short cut candles standing on the shells are charming.
    I wonder how you lit after cutting up the snuff inside the candles. You have a great technique!

    My 2013 started yesterday after spending time with my extended family here in Nara and visiting my mother in Tokyo.
    Tomoko

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    1. Tomoko, this peice really made itself! One end of the cut section was pared down to expose more wick then burnt for a short time until all mini candles were of a similar size.

      Your life sounds very busy Tomoko.
      Best wishes for 2013!

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  7. How magical and marvelous!!!!
    Dear Ruby...you inspire me....
    xoxoxo

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