Someday, the altered art you make today will be
old, faded, falling apart, and someone else will salvage the bits and use them
in new altered art.It's the best that any piece of art can hope for

~ anon~

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Thursday, 17 May 2012

The Lady of the Forest

I started another online course with Andy Skinner last week with the wonderful title 'Evil Elixier' it is an altered bottle workshop, and here is my first project. Andy recommends having a 'stunt double' to practise on before (or whilst) you attempt your main project. So here is my 'stunt double'

 It started life as a perfume bottle - obviously I couldn't throw it out when the perfume was all used up, but I didn't know what to do with it - until Mr Skinner raised his, not at all ugly head! 
I had a head start with the shape of the bottle - obviously it was going to be a female of some description! 
I am very happy with the end result - still have a lot to learn but so far so good!

Off to work on my next bottle today, need to keep my mind occupied. Didnt sleep last night as my beautiful dog ran out of the house last night, when my poor son opened the door to a visitor. She ran straight into the path of an oncoming car and was rushed to the vets, been there all night and we are waiting to hear about her today - they couldnt xray her last night as she was too swollen but its suspected that she has broken her leg - just want her home, the house is too quiet :-(


  1. Your bottle lady is beautiful! Hope you get reassuring news soon from the vet, and your gorgeous dog home soon.

  2. I'm a late WOYWWer so thought I'd comment here. Oh my lordy, I hope Maisie is alright, poor gal; I understand your sleeplessness!
    As for WOYWW..horrified that the unmounters have got to you!! Get the stamps out and re-jiggle the storage instead..I'm in a panic! LOVE your bottle, for a stunt double you've really made a great job..your workroom is looking more like an alchemists' every day!

  3. Stunnin bottle Nicks... I am so sad to hear about Marzie, sending big hugs for you all and hoping that she gets well really soon ... lotsa love xx

  4. What a great alteration of a parfume bottle!
    Great artwork...Nicks

    Hope you and your dog do well soon!
    Good luck...

    greetings, Alie :-)

  5. Stunning work Missus I love it

    so sorry to hear about Marzie I really hope she mends very quickly bless her heart she is such a lovable girlie and she's not going to like being out of action for a bit either hugs to you all x

  6. Oh wowee Nicks its in love with this fab altered structured bottle.
    Was so sorry to hear about Marzie on facebook, fingers crossed she will recover in time. Sending you hugs, Annette xx

  7. A beautiful recycled bottle Nicky stunning. Thinking of poor Marzie and her bad hip.

  8. WoWWWWWWWWWWWW this is realy a great piece of Art.
    Love it very very much.

    Greetings JAnny


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