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« on: July 12, 2013 08:27:29 AM »

This piece is an exploration of the relationship women have and are taught to have with food/eating and health.  I hope that depending on the relationship an individual viewer has, the message will mean different things.



Note the messy craft closet in back!  Smiley  I built the display box out of foam core then covered it with tissue paper and paint.  I laid in some recipes on newsprint I found at a flea market and painted over it a little with acrylic paint.  I added some vintage cloth measuring tape bits, then covered the outer edges with black lace.

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Stamping this spoon was HARD.  The spoon itself is made out of some kind of invincible metal, I'm sure of it.  The indentations are not very deep at all and I whacked the heck out of it.



I stained the spoon with alcohol inks.  I love alcohol inks.



The message is made from chipboard, stamped with metal lettering stamps then stained and inked.  Fixed to the spoon with thin copper wire. I added a tiny strip of measuring tape to the spoon neck. The metal button at the bottom is also stained with alcohol inks.  I made the sunburst-ish thing behind the spoon with chipboard, glass beads on pins, and ink.



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« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2013 11:21:16 AM »

Really like how the message is different for your point of view, which for women (at least for me) changes depending on the day, or sometimes even the hour. Good for you making this Spoon with such a could-be great message! The measuring tape is an excellent touch. At first I was like "Wha?" but then yeah, totally makes sense.
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« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2013 11:45:40 AM »

beautifully done!  i love the concept.
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« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2013 02:28:05 PM »

This is a fabulous piece!  I especially love the way you treated the handle of the spoon with the extra layers, the stamping on chipboard is genious! 
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« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2013 08:51:45 AM »

Thanks folks!  I'm in love with cloth measuring tape, especially when it's as old, stained, and grotty as this one.  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2013 03:50:17 PM »

Beautiful piece! Really interesting and thought provoking too.

Thanks folks!  I'm in love with cloth measuring tape, especially when it's as old, stained, and grotty as this one.  Smiley
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