Saturday, September 26, 2009

Fall has arrived in the land of Glee

Fall has arrived in my imaginary land of Glee.
A while back I shared a sneak peek of some trees from the Land Of Glee.

And like some of my projects, they slipped to the back of the busy pile;
but have resurfaced in festive fall colors and decorations!

This tall fellow is made from paper pulp and paper clay.
Painted in bold colors of green, orange, purples, fuchsia and brown.
I also added speck of orange glitter here and there for whimsy.

The trunk is wood wrapped in green and brown polka dot fabric
with tattered edges.
Finished at the bottom with lime green glitter yarn.

The tree stands also contributed to the delay of the trees as well.
I wanted to create something unique and after several different ideas I like this base best.

In fact I like the bases so much I have been contemplating other uses.
Like chunky drawer pulls and decorative wall tiles with inspiring words, we'll see.

The tree stand is made of paper pulp and paper clay.
I painted it with complimentary greens that I antiqued with a Burnt Sienna wash.

Also made of paper clay is the plumpy little pumpkin that sits at the base of the tree.
A small polka dot heart and glitter yarn adorn the top of the pumpkin.

I am crafting a small tag to hang from the piece as well.
It will read "To live in the Land of Glee one must harvest joy"

I am quickly working on more trees and other surprises from the Land Of Glee.

Thanks for stopping by,


Laurie said...

these are all just wonderful! :)

Silke said...

So pretty, Mary! I am just so very impressed! I love the shape of the trees and the colors you used. And that stand you created is perfect!! Hugs, Silke

P.S. Thanks for your wonderful comments on my posts...:)

julie Haymaker thompson said...

Mary you trees are the BEST but I love the little fiber tops on the pumpkin and gourd .

Michelle (Shell) May said...

I believe I could live quite happily in the land of glee! Wonderful! Wonderful! Wonderful!
bunny hugs,

Alisa said...

Mary, this is darling! I love both the colors, as well as, the shape of it!

Micah Holden said...

I'm in love with your paper clay sculptures! So neat... I have wanted to play in paper clay but haven't branched out. (adding it to the list...) SO glad you came by for a visit or I may have never found you!!

noodle and lou said...

1 ticket to the land of glee please!! soooo cute mary. i just love the whole piece!!!! (i'll see you we love etsy as soon as i can remember my password! haha!)

many xoxox...jenn

Nancy said...

Absolutely darling!!

cindy said...

I just love that wee pumpkin at the base! So sweet!

yapping cat

Jackie said...

What lovely original ideas.