"I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way-things I had no words for." ~ Georgia O'Keeffe

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Enchanted Toadstools

I seem to do this quite often. I buy things which I think at that moment is a good idea. I bought some Hearty clay for a class that I was going to take with Sherry. I only wanted a little bit of white colour clay. But when I went to buy I saw that they were selling it as a special purchase with some other colours. So I went and bought 3 other colours with grand plans of making some great things out of it. Well you know what happens with these grand ideas they get shelved. Yesterday while searching for something I came across the clays and decided it was time to make some jewelry out of it . So I went and opened all the packets hoping to make this jewelry I had planned. There is always a spoke in the wheel when you plan things and guess what, one of the packets had gone off so there went my grand idea of making designer jewelry lol! The other 2 packets were fine but since I had opened the packets I had to use them. I was so annoyed that without thinking I took the clay out of the packets mixed them up and started kneading them. Slowly this is the shape that evolved. I then painted it with acrylic colours sealed the paint. Embellished it with glitter to my hearts content that even I ended up looking like a Christmas tree. Added pearls and crystals and micro beads to give it texture. I like what has evolved. Actually it looks much better in real life than in a picture. The picture doesn't show all the glitzy stuff that has gone onto it. Now all I need is a little fairy to sit on it to complete the picture.


  1. You know, Shashi, sometimes it's the unplanned creations which are the most wonderful! The mushrooms are stunning! They truly are! You have a marvelous eye for color as well as a tremendous spirit which allows you to add a touch of whimsy to even a simple mushroom and turn it into something deliciously magical! I just LOVE them!

  2. Hi Sashi ! sometimes when we make mistakes we end up with something amazing!!Kids LOL!!
    I love them they look really magical I think you need to make a little pixie doll to sit on top. That would look so cute.
    love from sesga xx

  3. Hmmm .. what's the saying about making a silk purse from a sow's ear? The toadstools are just brilliant!

  4. How wonderful Shashi, and so original! Please make a little fairy to sit on top and show us the picture.
    Love Linda xx

  5. Love what came about and now you need to make an amazing doll to sit upon the amazing toadstool!!

  6. This is adorable Shashi! I can't wait to see the fairy that'll be sitting on it.

  7. Wow, Shashi- you need to turn yourself loose and do unplanned things more often- that mushroom is amazing- love it! Your muse took over and the magic began.

  8. I WISH I could see those in real life -- I want to see the glitz! What kind of clay is that?? I love the whimsy in the mushrooms. They are going to make a great setting for a lucky doll.

  9. OMG Shashi these are just wonderful I can't wait to see your doll with them. WOW you just have some amazing ideas and this is just enchanting !!
    I have given you a little award on my blog if you have time :)

  10. Wow, isn't it wonderful when something like this happens?! This will be a darling "perch" for one of your beautiful little dolls!

  11. Wow...I love the colors that you came up with!
    These are really neat!
    I am enjoying your blog.
    Thank you for sharing!


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