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Vintage Craft Monday : Booze & Electricity

Okay, kids, I know it’s been a while, but I’m back with another fantastic(ally awful) throwback craft! This one combines two great tastes that taste great together – booze (yum!) and electricity (zesty!).

So, let’s see here…well, I guess the first step is to empty a bottle of hooch (or some fancy Chianti, if you’re feeling all high-falutin’). I’m guessing that a bottle of Colt 45 (Premium Malt Liquor) would work in a pinch, but don’t quote me on that.

Okay, has everybody emptied their bottle?

Uh…hello? Hey, hey, you under the table…get up, it’s time to craft!

What? No, I don’t want to arm wrestle. We’re supposed to be making a lamp here.

Okay, where were we…ah, yes, empty liquor bottles. Now, what we need to do next is fill the bottles with…um, what does it say here? Fish tank gravel. Seriously? How tacky. Okay, well, whatever. Who has the box of fish tank gravel? Oh, here it is…

Ugh, ewww…who vomited in the fish tank gravel? It smells like a rotten candy-cane! Peppermint schnapps? Really? What is this, some lame high school party? Honestly, people, let’s take this seriously. After all, we are going to be working with e-lec-tricity here.

Hmm, well, the fish tank gravel is out. What can we fill these bottles with? Hmm, I got nothin’. Let’s just wrap some of this straw crap around them and call it good. Beautiful. Lovely. What’s next?

Electricity! Of course! Just pop your lamp adaptors in and we’re ready for light bulbs. Uh, who has the light bulbs? Light bulbs, people! What happened to the…oh, here they are. What the? Who sat on the box of light bulbs?

I give up! You sots are on your own! When you finally take those lampshades off your heads, I’ll be long gone! This is the last time I try to teach you people anything.

If you give this craft a try, please let us know how it turns out by leaving a comment or emailing yours truly at hello @ hello7arts.com (include pictures if you have them) and I will gladly share the results of your efforts with the group.

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Exhaustion and Randomness

A long day of Back to School shopping for Sir yesterday has left me completely wiped out. Far be it from me to leave my loyal readers without a regular dose of my insanity and random Ruthiness, however. So, here you go…

  • If you have not yet entered the Big Blogiversary Giveaway, GO! NOW! HURRY! Seriously, you have just over 24 hours to enter and I highly suggest you do. I mean, you could win free ORIGINAL ART (Unless, of course, you hate my art and are trying to make a statement by not entering. Is that what you’re doing? Huh? Is it?).
  • I’m getting kind of excited about my new project. I shipped my first Box Full of Awesome order this week and the best part was putting together the little envelope of ‘extras’ to include. Did I mention that every Box Full of Awesome comes with FREE extra goodies? It’s true, they do! Check out the cool stuff I added to the shop this week.
  • Izzy the Dog Sings a Duet was featured on the We Draw Dogs illustration blog last week. Very exciting! You can see it here.
  • hello seven received a nice mention here last week too! (I definitely needed the ego boost!)
  • I have effectively ended my 365 Project. I honestly have neither the time nor the inclination to continue on with it. Totally lame, I know. I mean, I made it to Day 326. But it was starting to stress me out and the quality of my photos was suffering. So, I’ll just go back to shooting when I feel like shooting. What can I say? I’m a quitter.
  • Speaking of photos, I’m working on adding 4×6 and 8×10 prints of my Love Letter to Northern Michigan series to the Etsy shop. For now, if you would like a size that isn’t currently available, please feel free to send me a message and I’ll get what you need added to the shop ASAP.

I’m sure there’s something I’m leaving out, but I can barely keep my eyes open, so I must begin my pursuit of caffeinated beverages now, lest I pass out and accomplish absolutely nothing today. That just would not do!

photo : one of my favorite illustrations from a 1956 Better Homes and Gardens magazine



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