Necessity is the mother of invention … part of the time anyway. ‘When times is hard’ we are forced to invent or when we just feel creative – you know the urge to get down and get mucky! We get creative. These days I guess we all need to exercise the downsize routine and believe that small is beautiful. Within reason.
Well this is in response to the lovely posts from friends Sue Dreamwalker and Cat Forsley who both seem to be on the same creativity vibe from time to time.
As it’s coming up to Christmas I thought I’d bring you a little inspiration for what they call here a Belen or Crib. This one is made from old polystyrene packing pieces with a bit of glue and acrylic paint though I have to say the figures were bought years ago and the Crib made to their measurements.
There’s a star overhead (not in shot) and lights inside with the inner surfaces lined with reflective duct tape so the light doesn’t shine through the poly.
The palm tree is from a kitchen roll tube, wrapped in a bandage, with real miniature fan palm fronds from the garden.
And there’s more! But strangely I haven’t mastered the knack of posting picture and text together so it will have to be done on subsequent days.
So please bear with me. And watch this space!