Category Archives: Up-cycled projects

Penguin sculptures – Ballerina and Pom Pom penguins

A close-up look at Christine’s ballerina and pom pom penguin sculptures Today I’m going to share with you how Christine created some ballerina and pom pom penguin sculptures. When Christine was working on the penguins, she needed to drill some … Continue reading

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Penguin sculpture – hair salon mascot

Penguin Sculpture – A Hair Salon Mascot Here’s a penguin sculpture that Christine created for a local hair salon named “Twist n Tease.” In the photo above I, Ralphie the bunny, am standing next to the penguin just prior to … Continue reading

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My first two published articles

This month I have two articles published in two different craft magazines, Cloth Paper Scissors and Create and Decorate. I have greatly enjoyed writing both articles. It is a delight to write and teach others how to make their very … Continue reading

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I need a quick favor

Could you please help me out? It will take less than a minute. I entered a contest on the Aves Studio Facebook page and I need the photo of my penguin sculpture to get the most “likes.” Then I will … Continue reading

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My Playful Penguins are in Art Doll Quarterly

It’s been quite awhile since I’ve posted an update at my blog. I’ve been busy working on sending my work to magazines and writing my first two magazine articles that will be published in March/April of next year in two … Continue reading

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Up-cycled Bottle Sculptures

I have a tendency to hold onto items that I think I can make into something else. For instance, when I ran out of shampoo and conditioner, I thought I’d hang onto the empty bottles to use for a future … Continue reading

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Playful Penguins & Snowflakes

“Green” Penguins Playing in the Snow. Here are my UpCycled Sculptures made with burned out light bulbs. These penguins are ready to play in the snow. In honor of the anticipated blizzard here in Wisconsin, my Playful Penguins proudly display … Continue reading

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Playful Penguins Process, part 2 – the finale

And the penguin saga continues! My last post ended with a couple of pics of the penguin mock-up with the straw and glass. The following picture shows my penguin nestled in the middle of the inner tube. I placed it … Continue reading

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Playful Penguin Process, part 1

Here’s a peek at how I created my Playful Penguin piece that’s lounging on a polka-dotted innertube. For the inner tube under structure, I used some wire to shape it into a circle. Then, I covered it with some scraps … Continue reading

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My Shampoo Bottle is Morphing into a Cat!

I have a habit of collecting things that are unwanted in hopes of making them into something wanted. Some people may call these “unwanted items” trash, junk, or garbage; but I call them objects of potential and possiblities. Empty shampoo … Continue reading

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