Monthly Archives: August 2008

Happy days

I have attracted another birthday. They always seem to find me, lol. The muses gave me a wonderful gift. After taking my daughter to school, I saw an interesting oval shape leaning against one of the dustbins. I walked over and found this coffee table (legs lying on the ground, along with all the screws, whew). I carried the whole lot home and gave it a good dusting. It is made from nice solid wood. This is a picture after assembly. The top has a bit of staining, but I’m going to give it a good sanding and then I’m going to paint it. At the moment I’m leaning towards silver legs and frame, silver edge on the top and an interesting collage on the inside of the oval.

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Life in your Hands

Here is my finished piece for the Life in your Hands swap. We had to draw the outline of our hand and decorate it to represent our life. This was a fun one to make and the idea for it popped into my head as soon as I saw the theme. I also included a booklet with some current vouchers from the Dubai Entertainer, so if my swap partners come and visit Dubai before the end of December, they can have “buy one, get one free” on the ski slope, dhow cruise, some dinners and an entry to the new Atlantis waterpark! (Dubai – city of opportunity, lol.)

The base of the hand is a photograph I took of the windblown patterns in the sand in the desert just outside of Hatta. You don’t have to go far away from the roadside to get awesome photos. The patterns on the fingers are one of my nicer rubberstamps – I collect ones with nice patterns on and this looked just like a henna pattern.