Monday, May 3, 2010

Taking shape-changing ideas and altered directions- part 17

I think that one of the most wonderful things to make is light switch plates. It is like a small canvas to me or similar to an ATC. They are fun to do, not a huge commitment, and flat like a canvas, that could possibly change the mood of a whole room the moment you walk in and flip that switch.
I can just see this in a room, with leather like looking walls a mellow ochre color, dark wood half way up the walls, dark bookcases, library lamps, huge overstuffed and wood chairs, and a huge desk. It would be dark and cozy with a small brick fireplace and the smell of many tomes floating through the air and I in one of those chairs with my cat on the back and a blankie over my legs, brandy snifter full and a lit candle in a dark cranberry color at the side table, reading away in to the night. Ahhhhhhhhhhh!
 The outlet plates could be a little simpler yet with the same theme to tie the whole room together.
I also love that the screws that hold the plate in place are an integral part of the design.
Oh yeah, I planned that!
I love when things work out better than I could have planned them!
Dream a little dream...


  1. I just love seeing what you're doing---I would not have thought of a switch plate, but that is a definite style improvement over the UGLY ones I have!
    Now you need to do a Day of the Dead one....since I know you have TONS of spare time on your hands.....(Anne ducks and runs!)


  2. dearest marie, i have to tell you i know plenty of gay guys who would oogle at this. totally.

    just so you know...

    your enthusiasm and proclivity are infectious! and your comments and hard knocks so appreciated!

    have a super day.

    geez, look at all these followers! you have a fan club!!!


  3. I love this Marie... I used to have a room this would fit in. The one you described, : ( but no more. I love where you are taking this steam punked ideas!

    Do you mind if I make one for myself?

    Love to you on Monday Monday can't trust that day
    : ) Pattee

  4. Holy moly Marie!!! Is there nothing you can't do with clay?!? I am loving this idea. Let me know when your website is updated please and thank you. I feel in need of some shopping therapy...
    **kisskiss** Deb

  5. Wow - Marie. These are really really neat. Truly OOAK home decor. :) Theresa

  6. It's fabulous, Marie! I love it and now you've inspired me to make some plates for my house. When I'll be able to pencil that project in is the question! Keep on doing what you do, I love to see what you come up with next.

  7. Marie, this piece is amazing! I'm always fascinated by all of the neat, little details that go into your work.

  8. oh! one more thing. your recent comment on my blog has me laughing every time i see it. hellenbach college indeed, marie. i am honored to be your singe sister!

    to quote you know who: har har har


  9. I covered my switch plates with burgundy clay to match the trim in the kitchen but they look so plain and boring next to yours! Brava!

  10. You have great imagination, and so much talent. Beautiful piece!

  11. I can see the room, and wish I was there, flipping that light switch.

  12. You have a beautiful talent! A fantastic idea to do the switch plates and fun too.


  13. This is one of the coolest ideas!! It's great, Marie, I can't wait to see other creations using this material!

    Kisses and love from us.

  14. So inspiring, Marie. Gorgeous and so creative work!!! Take care!!

  15. How come I can't comment on your give away? Where's Madi?

  16. Somehow I missed this post, I have gotten behind a bit. Anyway, I do love this piece, it would look great in many rooms including one of my own. I do have some cool hand made light switch plates but maybe I need a newer, cooler ones. It is weird, not seeing a post from you every day. But that's okay! I will watch for your next posting.

  17. Hahahaha! Sounds like you fantasize about that library room quite a bit. I can totally picture this beauty in there. I love the round buttons and the cherub. Genius touches!

    OHHHHHHH!!! I got my GORGEOUS Buddha shrine! It is even MORE STUNNING in person, Marie. I could not stop ogling and playing with the little doors. And the handle for hanging....SO BRILLIANT! I hung it up on the bulletin board right above my desk, so it can wash peaceful vibes over me all day. My kids thought it was very cool. I really love it!!!! Thank you so much. XOXOXO

  18. This is FAB WOW hun you are just full of creative artistic idea that never cess to amaze me :) like the first comment i too would love to see a day of the dead one :) xxxx

  19. What a great idea! I long for the beautiful ones at art shows we go to but always forget to write down what types of covers we need. Perfect idea to creat our own!

    I LOVE the detail and harmony with yours. Beautiful.


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