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.