Category Archives: Bottles

A Lovely Day

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Img_5710_resizeI understand why red roses have traditionally symbolized love -though the flower is beautiful, it is fragile, & the thorns that surround the beauty ever threaten your enjoyment of it……..my DH bought me home 6 bunches of red roses in appreciation of my Message in a Bottle of Valentine’s Wishes Img_5720_resizefor him & I have spent SOME time this evening putting them in vases (after I used them as props for my photos of course!)  Our 28 years of love have sometimes been a rocky path & it is nice to think that despite that, we can still find things to be thankful & appreciative of in each other.  We are not by any means the perfect couple – however our love has found a comfortableness like your favourite slippers that feels nice when we are not both so filled with work (we work together) & we take time to appreciate each other.  All of the imagery for these pieces is from Alpha Stamps.

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Message in a Bottle

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Full_view_webHere is my latest creation – A Message in a Bottle (Psalms) made from a 5″ high little bottle.  It is a special Christmas Gift to someone who has been particularly encouraging to my faith.  I have to say up front, that I am not the Backdetailweboriginator of the idea to decorate/embellish little bottles.  I have many of them, having collected them for years…….but it was the beautiful work of Cathleen LeVeque of Urban Rosary that inspired me to add to them.  My dear art friend JoAnnA Pierotti introduced me to Cathleen’s beautiful work & I have been dreaming of doing something with a bottle ever since!  (actually to be fair, when I first looked – I could only dream of ever owning one, however now I notice that there is quite a range of moderately priced pieces in Cathleen’s Etsy Store now) This piece has more of Rosie’s cast off jewellery pieces.  Art Nouveau is one of my fav. design periods & I was really excited when I found this peice in the stash!  The stopper isStopperweb another light fitting peice & the text behind the figure is stamped onto the paper roll of a REALLY old adding machine that I bought.  The typed text are verses from Psalms from a 1900′s bible I have for the purpose of integrating verses into my art…..I already have some more of these ‘cooking’ each one a different Message in a Bottle.

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glitterangel (sharon)

Wow, it’s absolutely beautiful, I must hunt through my cupboards now to find some nice bottles!

 Lynne
How ABSOLUTELY delicious!! I just love it, I just LOVE it!xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 

Posted by: Lynne | Thursday, 06 December 2007 at 12:40 PM 

Mary Catherine

Keron–your bottle is beautiful! You have inspired me to alter some bottles I’ve been saving (and not knowing what to do with!) And what a great idea for a beautiful stopper.  Mary Catherine

Posted by: Mary Catherine | Thursday, 06 December 2007 at 07:11 AM

Anne, Bulles dorées

Excellente idée !! même si c’est inspiré, votre réalisation est très différente des originaux (superbes eux aussi)… En tout cas, c’est un vrai plaisir pour les yeux à regarder !  Anne writes (for those of us that didn’t pay attention in French class! lol!!)   Excellent idea!! even if it is inspired, your realization is very different from the originals (superb them also)… In any case, it is a true pleasure for the eyes to look at!Posted by: Anne, Bulles dorées | Thursday, 06 December 2007 at 05:24 AM

Kelsey

This looks absolutely wonderful Keron! I’m sure your friend is going to just love it….and I too love the glass stopper! Posted by: Kelsey | Wednesday, 05 December 2007 at 09:56 AM

 Kim Veldt
What a great job Keron , I just love it! I like bottles too and have some plans for a little collection I’ve got going myself , but your’s is just beautiful (and I want it.) :)  boyoboyboy am I looking forward to seeing your chandelier pieces!        
Posted by: Kim Veldt | Wednesday, 05 December 2007 at 02:52 AM

Hermine

Fabulous, and I really love the stopper!!!
Posted by: Hermine | Tuesday, 04 December 2007 at 07:49 AM