Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Fabulous & Frugal Fun: Sharpen Up!

Creative minds can take the most mundane, everyday objects and cast them in a vision that is pure fantasy. I know I've been talking a lot about the set designer and interior decorator extraordinaire Tony Duquette lately and the way he was able to junk as common as plastic salad tossers, straps from rubber sandals or pieces of a broken purse and turn them into glorious, revered pieces of decorative art.

The same revisionary skills have also been granted to artist Jennifer Maestre who takes colored pencil nubs and fashions them into quirky creatures, such as this one that she calls Imp. Her fine art is on display at her website here.

But you can also purchase one of these prickly penciled sea creatures on her Etsy shop here. Or if you feel like wearing one of these colorful creations, she also offers earrings, cufflinks and heart-shaped pendants. The sculptures run $125, but each is custom-made by the artist herself.

Do you get my point?

Always Frugal, Always Fabulous!

The Elegant Thrifter


  1. I wish my mind thought like that! She's amazing - you always share the most wonderfully creative people with us - I guess it takes one to find one!

  2. I have visited the website of the sculptor and his works organic effect is total.
    Thank you for show us.



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