Kim & Karen 2 Soul Sisters

Kim & Karen 2 Soul Sisters

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

MaWini, Pop Art and Flint Energies

  So, in our family we try to see who can make the most creative gifts sometimes. This was a gift for my sister one Christmas. You see, our grandma - MaWini was a Flint night operator for years. She had these clip on earrings. I wanted to combine our love of art and something from our past to create a neat piece of art. I think I nailed it!
  Bought a cheap black frame with no glass in it. I sanded and spray painted it black.
 Rounded up some:
Funky glass beads
Hardwear and tools
Galvanized wire
Wire tools
Black carpet tacks
 This is Willie Wirehand. He is a clip on earring that belong to our MaWini. I wanted to base the art work around him. Our grandma use to wear these and I just wanted to create a fun memory and fun piece of art to pass down to our kids by documenting a little family history here for the kids of 1969 and 1965.
Soda cans
Cut ends off
Used dye cut machine at school to cut squares out
I have a corder rounding tool that I used to make the edges round
Assembled it and gave it to 1965!
I hope this inspires you to create something from a memory. This week has had me thinking about how we got so creative and why we love the things that we do. I do believe it is because of the influences of our parents and grandparents. MaWini died in 1987, but still lives strong in my memory. This week we lost my Father-In-Law, Tom Daniel (Papa). It got me to thinking about how much he supported my art from the age of 14. I will blog on this later on this week. Appreciate you stopping by...enjoy the Youtube! Yes, it is a blast from the past =)


  1. What a sweet and special gift!!! Its cool that the die cut would cut those cans...who knew? Great frame idea! A family heirloom for sure!

    1. Thanks,Vicki! I snuck the die cut machine into my art room for a bit and went to town ;) The die cut was easy the hard part was using the ice pick to poke the hole to get the top and bottom of the can removed. Loved the way this turned out =) Thanks for dropping by to check it out. 1969