When life gives you lemons, draw them, 11 x 14 inches dry pastels, graphite on paper

"When life gives you lemons, draw them". (Nikki)

"...the painting has a life of its own. My mission is to bring forth this life". (Jackson Pollock)

"Trust your intuition, it's just like goin' fishin'; you cast your line 'til you get a bite." (Paul Simon)

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Practical design

December 21, 2010

 End Table 01, 24H x 12D cardboard tube and paper mache, 20 inch glass topEnd Table 02, 24H x 12D cardboard tube and paper mache, 20 inch glass top

“Necessity is the mother of invention.”
Aesop’s Fables

Oak Leaf bedside tables, 24H x 12D with a 20 inch glass top, crinkled brown craft paper over heavy cardboard tubes. The tubes are available in a variety of dimensions, sold in hardware stores as use for cement-pouring re: fence building.

Details of Oak headboard and bed frame by Jim DruryI’ve had this idea to make bedside tables for a few years now, and selling the house  has motivated me to finally make them.  I have not been able to find any in the stores that I like. Faux suede effects were the intention here, but whether or not that was successful, I’m pleased with the results. A brown circular woven mat was purchased for $2, finishing the look.

These bedside tables coordinate the oak leaves on the oak headboard that was carved and given to us by my Dad.

Categories: 3D, design, furniture, innovation, leaves, mixed media | 3 Comments »

3 Responses to “Practical design”

  1. Virginia Wieringa Says:
    December 22nd, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    SOOO cool!

  2. Jim Says:
    December 27th, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    Very nice Nikki. An irresistible combination craftmanship and artistic design.

  3. Nikkico Says:
    December 30th, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    Thanks you guys!

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