Recently my husband found a new container to hold his CDs rather than the cases. My job was to move all the CDs to the new case freeing up a lot of room. Well, I'm a collector, pack rat, hobbyist, and general keeper of good stuff. I had seen an idea in a Country Living Magazine where they had taken a poster and cut it in pieces and used the individual CD cases to hold the poster. Cute - wasn't too excited about framing someone else's work. Gave 15 or so to one friend that does watercolors - I'm waiting for little examples of her work. Gave another 15 or so to another friend who is a mixed media artist. Two weeks ago she called and wanted to show me the example of her little assemblage/mixed media pieces. I absolutely was so excited about her work. She and I both do some of the same generic work (but you couldn't see the similarity between our works except the CD case). Below are my first creations. It would be a cute way to do mini scrapbook pages for grandma, vacation mementos, a freinds special occasion. Lots of ideas, so little time.
Thursday, February 10, 2011
I made thse great little doll faces out of polymer clay years and years ago. They were going to be a set of old dolls. Well, that never happened. Decided to make an assemblage. The saying is "Live -- you are only old once."
This little picture was used in my fancy bedroom miniature scene. It is less than 2 x 3 inches.
It was the perfect picture for my fancy bedroom scene.
Here it is in its original size (8 1/2 x 11). This piece was done in 2009 This piece was done to accompany it. I want to shrink it down for an art gallery scene I have rumbling around in my brain.
This is such a mismash of stuff that I don't know where to start. Wine and cheese tray is a Christmas ornament tht I got at a yard sale for 50 cents. The box, I found in a field while walking my dogs. The little base (just a tip of the blue showing) is part of a lamp that bit the dust. Just an invitations 'come for drinks'. Bon Apetit
I was inspired by an article in a craft/art magazine (don't remember just which one now, but it was either Cloth,Paper, Scissors or Sommerset Studio) that said it was okay to play with your food. I love inspirational sayings. Here is my faux pear with a rusty pear inside. Shutter displays the inspiration : "Life is not a race - do take it slower. hear the music before the song is over"