Wednesday, August 10, 2011

I Have the Best Ideas at Night

It was 11:30 PM and I should have been sleeping, but instead I had the bright idea to take the trip down to the recycling room of my building and see if there were any good finds. I have been wanting to make some cool coasters for a while, and until last night that meant one of two things. First, polished stone coasters of smooth irregular shapes, not really something I can accomplish with the tools I have on hand. Second, slices of varnished tree trunk. I never thought of how hard it is to get my hands on a tree trunk until then, especially in the heart of downtown Toronto. So my bright idea was to harvest a tree product of another kind from the "forest of the city," in other words, cardboard from the recycling room. A few drawings of Canadiana icons and wildlife later, and some kindergarten-reminiscent cutouts later, and voila: a set of Canadiana coasters.




6 comments:

Birdnerd said...

<3 the owl :3

Gigi said...

thanks, me too!!

llwheeler said...

Lovely! I totally thought your signature was an earring on the deer for a moment. Next project: pirate animals!?

(erm, does this not want me to comment? apologies if it posts twice...)

Gigi said...

Thanks! Hehe I actually put the signature there on purpose because it is like animal tagging.

llwheeler said...

Nice. D'you happen to know if there's a way to add this type of blog to my lj friends list?

Gigi said...

No sorry I have no idea!

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