Saturday, September 22, 2012
Tile Trivets & Late Summer Swallowtail Butterflies
Beyond my frenzy of late to create cards from my artwork, I've also been making 6" x 6" tile trivets or I know, as lots of people like to call them.....hot plates.
These are 3 or 7 different varieties so far, that I'll be adding to my ETSY site little by little. Along with cards though, I'm really looking forward to selling the trivets at crafts fairs when I relocate.
I cannot wait to have tile murals of some of my painted pieces, I think they will be very dimensional and fun. My husband will be my grout and frame man, piecing everything together, grouting to connect the segments and finally, finishing with a custom made frame. Think of one of the above images much much larger and broken into smaller segments, connected to make a larger, ceramic piece of wall art.....and if you can imagine that, you will have imagined what I would like to create.
These are all late season swallowtial butterflies that have been visiting my garden in the last few weeks. I'm actually creating a painting now with 4 different kinds of butterflies and two of them are swallowtails so these beauties couldn't have fluttered into my garden at a bettter time. The inspiration they gave me has been amazing.
I hope you find some lovely inspiration in your end of the season garden as well.