Friday, October 24, 2008

Healing Wings/Staedtler Bottle of Hope

I have entered a challenge called "Bottles of Hope" with Fimo clay. I am really excited about this as I created these wings in honor of my 6 1/2yr old, Isabella. She was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes 1yr ago. I have gone through all the reasons why in my mind but it truely comes down to genetics and factors beyond our control. We just don't have enough information as to "why" yet.

The clay wings are wrapped around a Humalog insulin bottle to represent the promise Healing Wings will eventually bring to her.

These wings are stamped, colored with perfect pearls and cut out with a zacto knife. I propped part of the wings during baking for shaping. Only the top wings needed to be epoxed on after baking. The key is also clay and everything is sealed with folk-art glaze. This piece will be donated or auctioned and if chosen as one of the finalist, money will be donated to the children's hospital here in Maine.


Sherry said...

Lisa I love how you made something so inspiring out of the insulin bottle. So sorry to hear about your little one. I'm sure it must be hard on all of you. I had Gestational Diabetes with my last 2 pregancies and had to give my self shots on the last one. I love what you made and for such a great cause!!


Kids Napping? I'm Scrapping! said...

I love your clay creations... I'm jealous, really. :) I have this stash of polymer clay just sitting there, itching to be used!

Charmingdesigns said...

This is so wonderful!! Yes I bend, pound and manipulate those old utensils!! Give it a try. Laurie

Healing Expressions said...

HI Lisa,
Thanks so much for peeking in on me! Your "bottle of hope" is absolutely stunning! What a truly special piece! I have been fussing on small ornaments for my open house and just love working on this smaller scale! Hope you and your family had a wonderful thanksgiving!

Melitta said...

Lisa this is beautiful! How patient you are to create such intricate things. What an amazing way to instill hope for those with diabetes, especially your daughter. As she grows up this will become even more meaningful. You have handled her situation well. It's inspiring to me. I am so glad God crossed our paths. Praise Him for creating you with such giftedness to create beauty. Love, Melitta