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« on: March 08, 2011 11:26:52 PM »

Last April I made a 7+ foot long cloud for my senior art show.  I was heart broken that I couldn't bring it home with me (it was too big) so I took all the fluff off of it and kept that.

Somehow (I can't quite remember where it came from) I got the idea to re-make the cloud, but much smaller, and as a lamp!
I got all my materials from a local hardware store, except for the outside "skin," which is stuffing from pillows.  This specific cloud has a home with my friend in New York.

Here is it off in normal lighting, on in low lighting, and on with no other light source.



It's not a very difficult project, but it is time consuming.  The longest and most tedious process is getting the "fluff" to stick to the wire "skeleton" that I shape into something that resembles a cloud.  This lamp has a low-watt nightlight bulb in it, but in the future I'm going to experiment with different types of lights and colors.  The light socket and switch is from a basic lamp wiring kit.
Sorry about being a little vague on how I made this lamp.  I'm trying to be a working artist, so my concepts and projects are my livelihood (one day, at least).  I wouldn't mind it if you wanted to try something similar, but please don't steal my idea for profit!

Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2011 11:40:40 PM »

This is REALLY cool. It looks so realistic. Excellent work!

What is the "fluff" material, if you don't mind me asking?
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« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2011 11:46:06 PM »

It's literally the stuffing from pillows.  Somehow that makes it even more dreamy and romantic for me; the idea that someone else slept and dreamed on this material before I re-purposed it.
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« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2011 12:57:57 AM »

I couldn't stop staring at it...so neat...it is dreamy...I can only imagine how cool the seven foot one was...that would be the coolest thing to see it sprawled out on a ceiling or wall  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2011 06:29:24 AM »

This is so cute. It would look great with a blue light in it too, making it a rain cloud.
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« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2011 07:29:32 AM »

I agree, I would love one with a soft blue light in it! Oh, it would be wonderful to have several hanging from the ceiling.
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« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2011 07:45:01 AM »

Oh that is precious!  I could see that hanging on the wall above a baby's crib, as a soft night light.  Great job!  Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2011 11:55:23 AM »

I have actually seen a light fixture just like this with both a "moonlight" (a soft blue glow) and a daylight mode.  It was made in 2002 by a lighting designer in Seattle - so although yours is lovely as well, there are others out there being sold for profit.
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« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2011 12:59:55 PM »

So dreamy, perfect!
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« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2011 03:59:57 PM »

I LOVE this idea.  It's so wonderful!
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