Sneak Peek!!!

22 Apr

Here’s a sneak peek of my new bell jar.   This time I’m thinking of everything Gypsy.

I got popsicle stick projectiles flying everywhere when I was snipping the edges off the sticks to create this caravan.  The carpet is also covered with bits of pine cone scales.  I used pine cone scales for the roof shingles.   So yes, the house is pretty messy at the moment.

More to come, I promise!


Posted by on April 22, 2011 in Bell Jars


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3 responses to “Sneak Peek!!!

  1. Joyce

    April 23, 2011 at 3:16 am

    Excellent! I can’t wait to see the finished jar.

  2. Joyce

    April 23, 2011 at 3:18 am

    And btw…if you don’t mind divulging, where do you get your ideas for these little worlds? As I said before, i can’t imagine having the patience or talent to do anything like this, and certainly don’t have the imagination. Never have seen anything like your works in my life!!

    • Life in a Bell Jar

      April 25, 2011 at 2:16 pm

      Hi Joyce. My ideas come from a mix of childhood memories, the books I love (Gnomes by Huygen and Poortvliet is a major inspiration), cartoons (I love Studio Ghilbli animated movies), and mundane early morning travels on the train where I have nothing else to do but close my eyes and imagine. My morning commute is by the way, where I got the inspiration for the hot air balloon. Every week I see hot air balloons afloat near the city before I hop off the Southern Cross Train Station here in Melbourne.

      I’m also a certified daydreamer as a kid. And I practically see everything in miniature and try to recreate it using craftsticks, glue, and whatever I can find. So yeah, that’s my secret. 😉


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