|A few of the globes I have awaiting some TLC|
And some (and to me this is the worst tragedy) are absolutely filthy with a layer of greasy dirt. What does that imply?? Well if nothing else, it implies that the beautiful, glorious World Globe has been woefully neglected and ignored. Perhaps living in or near a kitchen with a lot of grease in the air... or perhaps in a shop or garage. Those globes are usually the cheapest in price - because who wants to even touch it? Ewww!! But a little gentle cleaning and a lot of World-Globe-love gives these sad, silent objects a new look and instant appeal.
|Some more of my World Globes (please ignore the mess of my workshop)|
It's been fun to take apart some of these beautiful creations and see how they were made (although I have to admit I feel somewhat guilty and sad at cutting up such lovely things!). Even better is opening up a severely dented globe and discovering that with a little push - the dent comes back out! And that previously-dented globe that looked like it should be thrown out, is now usable and turns into a perfectly-lovely lampshade and/or bowl.
|A few of the lampshades (and a bowl) which I've made from World Globes|