Thursday, July 29, 2010

Dia de la Abby: #9 - Hand Fan with Skulls

I try to always carry a hand fan with me where ever I go. The temperature in and out of buildings is alway fluctuating here, so I want to make sure I stay comfortable if it's too hot. The ones I like to carry are normally elaborate, but small enough to fit into a purse. I knew when I saw this inexpensive fan, that it needed to be adorned with skulls.

Fans have been used for many centuries to keep people cool. From huge palm frawns of ancient times to metal monstrosities of this age. Some of my favorite hand fans are the huge feather ones used by dancers, the intricate hand painted Japanese fans, and the overly ornate ones of early European favor. They are practical, yet glamorous. If you would like to know how I embellished this inexpensive fan, see the tutorial.

Every week in the 4.0 year, I will be post my own Dia de la Abby posts as well as a tutorial with instructions on how I made my piece. Hopefully you feel inspired by my posts just as I was by Noah's Skull-A-Day 1.0 daily project.


Tatman said...

Pardon the pun, but that is cool!

Noah said...

That's better than my pun, I called it "Fan-tastic" on Twitter/Facebook!

Azurafae said...

Thanks guys! I like both puns. This is the type of project that comes with having a lady member of the team.

You should make some for your ladies.