Thursday, August 23, 2012

Garen Totem Tutorial II

 My daughter has another event coming up in September and she asked me to make a couple totems for table centerpieces.  One needed to be a masculine Fall theme so I made this.

 Here is a good sandwich you might want to try.  I used a slice of my sourdough bread and topped it with Jarlsberg cheese then broiled it.  I topped it with skillet browned asparagus sprinkled with freshly cracked black pepper and sea salt.  Add a fried egg and there you have it.   Can't be simpler or tastier.

 Anyhow...back to the totem.  I hit the thrift stores and bought some cheap glass pieces.  I like using glass cake plates for the base.  Then I used aquarium glue and glued a pressed glass bowl turned upside down to the plate.  If you click the photo to enlarge it you can see that I added a small glass bowl turned upside down inside the hurricane lamp which is glued to the bowl.  This little bowl will be used as a pedestal to give the statue height.

 Next, I glued this hunter statue to the pedestal. I turned that small plate you see upside down and glued it to the top of the hurricane.

 Then added an amber plate shaped like a sunflower glued to the small plate.

I then glued a ceramic pumpkin to the amber plate and turned a small fishbowl upside down and glued it to the amber plate. The top is made out of an upside down small wineglass and topped it with the upper portion of a glass pear.  The small glass bowl which I used as the statue's pedestal is actually the bottom of the glass pear turned upside down.  Follow that?