Thursday, January 17, 2013



Netflix is a wonderful thing.  We found this show recently, and I was both grossed out and also completely fascinated by the full-on weirdness.  I watched every episode in two days.  People are so interesting.  It put me in mind of crafting up a little fake taxidermy.

Materials:  moss, sticks, rocks, glass candle tray, tiny lime-green pretend bird, super glue, floral clay, glass dome.   These rocks came from--you’re going to love this—IKEA.  You can buy rocks at IKEA.  Hey, what if it’s winter and all the free rocks are under three feet of snow and you want to make something out of rocks?  It happens


I stuck a gob of clay to the glass tray and then arranged the rocks on it/in it.  I tucked the moss—gathered from the cracks in in the brick patio; happily, the snow had melted, so I didn’t have to get the moss from IKEA, I see you laughing at me—in between the rocks in a naturalistic/crafty sort of way, and laid a couple sticks up there too, so the pretend bird [from the sale bin at Michael’s] would have some firewood, I guess, I don’t know.  It seemed to need sticks.  Then I super-glued the fake bird’s plastic feet to one of the rocks. 


I just love stuff like this.  Nature, but slightly weird, a little creepy.  Have you seen Mister Finch?  So great, I’m in love. 

As soon as the glass dome went over the whole thing, I remembered this, too.  Inspiration is everywhere.