Below are a few photos of Laughing Buddha actually being made. I look at things all the time and often I think, I can do that! I look at how these talented artists make these little works of art and I am BLOWN away! I think ‘How in the heck do they do that’? I have looked at my Laughing Buddha murrine and then the drawing and think HOW the heck does he even figure out HOW to do that!? Patience for sure.
I nearly lost them at the EXO and once home, every time I showed someone I was putting them someplace and did not know how to display them... time to bring in an expert.
I put all call into Kat @ Kats Gallery (ON FB) and simply said (more or less) I’m making a special Laughing Buddha and this is what I want.. blah blah blah. Do your thing.
I believe everyone is an artist in many ways. Kat is an artist when it comes to framing and creativity. Not only did she clearly put thought into it but to place the pieces on silk flowers! It just blends beautifully! Storm commented - “what... awesome, are those the only real flowers” - it really makes you take a closer look at the entire piece. It just is beautiful if I do say so myself! I also asked her to keep FUN! She has known me for almost 30 years so I knew I did not have to worry. I’d rather someone else take it over. I do want to add I have another framer as well, and over the years - when I need something framed and ‘need a mans opinion’ or the drawing for a man, I use my friend Bob Doyling (also on FB & a very talented photographer!) Both artist in their own right, and as different as acrylic and water color! Variety is the spice of life!
This laughing Buddha speaks for itself. It is a 4 artist combination! Including Kat.
It IMO is the perfect way to display my one of a kind prize possessions ;-)
Now everyone can see them, not touch, drop or lose them! It hangs in my kitchen and so far not one person has walked past without commenting!
Another Idea I had (after) was to have the glass and then have me and the artist in a photo cut into the matt above! NEXT year! The artists that made my Murrine are: Jerry Kelly, he made Laughing Buddha and is in the photos below and the Zen Kitty creator is Stephen Boehme! They are both on FB and both doing some incredible work.
Sorry, It is nor will it ever be for sale. I was so honored by the gentlemen that made these you have no idea. Flattered, honored and humbled! LOL
Do you have any creative way to display your Murrine?
My Laughing Buddha Murrine & Zen Kitty may be purchased through Murrine Scene
You can find them on FB or @: https://www.facebook.com/murrine.scene?fref=ts
Have a Peek at the slide show below to see details and How Laughing Buddha was made!