Monday, December 07, 2015

One-of-a-Kind Paper Bowls

Before I begin a new collage, I will often paint papers in bright colorful patterns, so that I can tear them up into pieces to use in the collage. I also hoard collect other interesting papers: old maps, books, handmade papers, and the like.

These papers are really fascinating! Sometimes I am hesitant to cover them up inside a large artwork because they are so interesting. Plus, they seem to multiply: no matter how much I use, my paper stash never seems to diminish.

Recently, I got to thinking about how I could use the papers in a way that would still keep them visible so they could be enjoyed. That led to experimenting with making paper mache bowls from them. Wouldn’t you know – they are so cool!

The bowls have decorative papers inside and out. Some are 12 inches across, while others are 2-3 inches. Some are rustic looking while others are more polished.

Holden Arboretum is offering them in  their Gifts from the Heart of Nature shop. Plenty more are in my studio.

The bowls are lovely decorative accessories and are good for holding jewelry, trinkets, ornaments, candy, and such.

Stop on out and take a look!

Holiday Hours

During December, we’ll keep the studio open for a few extra days and hours. Here’s our schedule for the month:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 10am – 5pm
Thursday, Friday: 10am – 7pm
Saturday: 10am – 6pm
Sunday, Dec. 20th: noon – 5pm

CLOSED: Christmas Day, New Years Eve, and New Years Day.

In January, we’ll return to our usual hours of Tuesday-Saturday, 11am – 5pm.

Please come see us for all your gift-giving needs! We carry chain maille jewelry, handpainted silk scarves, original paintings and mixed media art, Hudson gifts, decorative bowls, and greeting cards. Plus, we do BYOB painting parties! They are super fun and can be given as gifts.

220 N. Main Street, Hudson, OH 44236

Hope you enjoy the holidays with your family!