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this week has been much better than the last 2 months.  while still not feeling tip top, i am at least vertical most of the day and not so drained.  my own little stresses, the heat, the high humidity...the new hormonal changes i'm experiencing, all add up to one nuggety nugget of a human.  but i gots new flowers made and that gives me a boost!  remember the box of alaskan scrap i got in the mail?  well these are the wheels.  i still have more to make when i can cut/clean up the metal that is poking out of the remaining wheels.  these wheels were all freed up already (thanks kim!) and ready to turn into poppies!  i knew the minute i saw them on kims blog that i wanted to make little poppies and they look perfect.  i added lug nuts as the base and metal eyelets to the centers.  the rebar is extraordinary...someone had a stash of it, its much older than the normal rebar i get.  there is more space between each 'horizontal line' on the rebar stem as well as a wonderful patina of blueish red/white. 

also, if you missed my facebook posts this week, i also finished up some candle holders that i had cut before i got ill a few weeks ago.  made some beautiful 'coral reef' votives and a two pencil holders out of that last run. 

supposed to be 105 degrees today and humid...sigh


NuminosityBeads said…
It all looks so cool, Paula. You put them to good use.
Speaking of cool, It's a damp 55 hear at the farmer's market.
I'll split the difference with you, OK? then we can both be comfortable.
xoxo Kim
Your work always inspires, Paula. I'm glad to hear you are feeling better!
Lisa said…
The coral reef candle holders are amazing amazing!!
collage whirl said…
Glad you're feeling better Paula. And this work is inspired!
Jo Murray said…
LOVE those flowers... keep 'em coming.
paula said…
thankyou everyone :)
Paula, your new work is very beautiful, I love it so! I would be wilting there too, 105 degrees. I hope you stay cool and lounge around until it cools off! roxanne
Anonymous said…
Glad you are feeling better. Those candle holders- Amazing!
ArtPropelled said…
Glad you are feeling better, Paula. Thought of you at the scrap yard today. Piles and piles of rusty rebar!

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