A few weeks ago, a friend offered me a box of miniature pink light bulbs. Spring cleaning and she had no use for them. There’s no way I could refuse a box of cute pink bulbs! Oh so pretty!!!
I honestly believed I’d come up with a dare I say it bright idea. Something fun, functional, and maybe even beautiful to make with them. Call it a DIY La Vie en Pink delusion. It didn’t happen. That bright idea. So I started tooling around the web for inspiration where I found the coolest posts of light bulb creations.
Like this on flavorwire: Myeongbeom Kim, Edison, 15″ X 15″ X 30″, branch, goldfish, glass, steel
…and these two sculptures by Brooklyn-based artist Stephen Shaheen
And this interactive sculpture, CLOUD, made from 6000 lightbulbs by Caitlind r.c. Brown & Wayne Garret. Watch here vimeo.com/49748983
And this one posted on http://clarapixie.tumblr.com is really sweet.
And this little moss necklace…
Alas, after all this, I still haven’t come up with a plan for the pink light bulbs. Seems a shame to close the lid and put the box away. But I don’t really like to leave useful things laying around. Do unused light bulbs have an expiration date? I’m sure they do. Everything does. For sh*** and giggles, as my friend often says, according to The Guiness Book of World Records, the world’s longest lasting light bulb is the 110 year old Centennial Light located at 4550 East Avenue in Livermore, California, maintained by The Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department.
Anyhow, I’m hoping something comes to me soon. Better yet. I know one of you out there has an idea for them. For me. Share please if you do. I guess until then, peace out, lights out.