This creation speaks for itself (not literally.) I covered a mannequin with bad/good puns, ads, idioms, and somethings just for fun. It is almost done, I just need to finish the base and grout and cover her lower half.
What puns/idioms can you figure out?
Examples are listed for each image.
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(side dish, sunny side)
(bosom buddy “Holly”, knots in stomach)
(target on back, misaligned Chiropractors)
(chip on shoulder, No Parking on shoulder)
(Beets around the Bush, knee cap)
(head or mind games, Inn over her head)
(price on her head, crown of the head)
Remember when people put stickers on their suitcases of where they went? Seeing all the coffee mugs in thrift stores from people who bought mugs from their travels and then had second thoughts about their purchase, inspired me to create this table.
I created a new handle with wood and metal hardware to look like a suitcase handle. This opens a drawer as seen below. The strap buckles were made using mug handles.
Alabama, Atlanta Falcons, Auburn, Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos, Duke, Florida, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Green Bay Packers, Kansas City Royals, Kennesaw State, Marvel, South Carolina, Star Wars, Syracuse, Tennessee, Texas, UCLA, Washington Football team
When I started thinking about album cover tables, the iconic Dark Side of the Moon came to mind. The prism is made from reflective metallic coffee mugs. In the right light, you can actually see rainbows emanating from the prism.
My original “Coffee” Table was such a hit that I was inspired to make more. This table resembles the first in that the sides are done with coffee companies, cafes and pictures of coffee mugs and beans.
I titled it “Light” as I added a “Sweet n Low” mug.
Although this table was the first major piece that I began, it took over 1 year to complete. Searching for the right colors and placing them took considerable time. It is constructed from plates, bowls, mugs and other ceramic items. 61.5″ long by 22″ wide by 17″ tall.
This storage cabinet (the top opens) is made to resemble an old-time TV set. Tile pieces were cut from ceramic coffee mugs, plates, a planting pot, thimbles, and angel wings (dials). The TV Guide is raised above the set top. Look for your favorite shows on top, channels on one side and local stations on the other. Wheels were added to allow easy maneuvering. 23″ long by 14″ wide by 19″ tall.
This work is entitled “Card” Table; it is not the size of a true card table. It actually measures, 29″ long by 20″ wide by 20.5″ high. Ceramic and porcelain plates were used (but not harmed) in the process.