After showing the Pulp Awareness plaques to a friend she asked if they were pins. The light went on and the ideas flowed. If I can make large molds I most certainly can make little molds. After a brief hunt in my kitchen I found my tools and began to make my little molds. Cute is just the simple word I use to describe them, they are 50 cent like mold that were soon to be adorning my clothes and hopefully someone else. These are the prototypes and there are more in the works. I had never though of the idea of making prototypes. I usually just make it and perfect it later but never considered making a test run. And now I have learned from my mistakes.
Thursday, May 6, 2010
For a while I have wanted to do something for breast cancer awareness. not just the month of October but for all year round. Art has seasons but for my art its an ongoing event. While working with the pulp I used for mold making I began to think of something bigger. In the sense of mass production these mold are easy to make and in a week I can have up to 5 ready, if the weather conditions are favorable in the summer or if the heat is on high in the winter. I also used paper butterflies as the source of life in each piece.
I created these plaques a couple of weeks ago with the idea that they be perfect for a survivor or as inspiration for those in the struggle. Now I need the help with marketing them. I have posted them in my Etsy page renyleili.etsy.com for sale with 30% of the profits of each to be donated for breast cancer research.
The words used are basic words of inspiration and can be customized to ones liking.
I have also created two frames that will be posted soon.