One of the things I really love about paper mache ideas is that they can spring up at any time.A
simple walk in the park often has Annemarie pulling out the camera and
snapping interesting shapes, colours and textures for future use in the
studio - yeah okay, that's just a fancy word for the kitchen table or
living room floor. But it sounds good :-)
I get a lot of my inspiration from my |
This is where Annemarie often has to tell me to pull my horns in because we don't have the space.
I did actually start the surfer once then realised I wouldn't be able to get him out of the door.
I did finish the surfboard though. It's now a notice board for my little yellow Post-It notes which used to be stuck all over the house.
I love creating things just because I enjoy the process and because I like to have them in my home. But what about practical paper mache ideas?
Well, one thing that springs to mind is gifts. You can often make something really beautiful out of materials you have lying around your house.
It costs very little to create, but the time you invest in making something just for that special person is worth a lot more than money.
I once made a gift for my scuba diving instructor. He had raved about
how wonderful the diving was at that time of year but, the week I did
my course, it turned out to be freezing with very poor visibility.
I loved it though, and I made him a fun 'trophy' as a thank you gift.
It was a pulp shark (there's that obsession of mine again) with the feet of a diver sticking out of it's mouth. I painted it gold and mounted it on a plinth with the inscription "The Golden Shark Award for Sh*t Visibility." He absolutely loved it.
Keeping track of ideas and inspiration
We really hate to have to do this but from the end of this month (April 2014) we will be taking CPM off line. Unfortunately we just don't have the time to maintain the site and work on our art right now. We will be keeping the Facebook page though so you'll still be able to share your art with us and get in touch if you'd like to.