Sunday, July 27, 2014

Road Trip - Assemblage

I loved this little sports car and bought it for my husband decades ago.  It has been moved several times, stashed in drawers and cabinets and it was always loved, just not used much.   Well, I think I have solved that problem.   I decided it would be a great road trip.   A little map, some letters, a key and off we go.   This is a great way to enjoy little things that mean something.    The map behind the car is from Arizona and shows where my son and daughter and law lived for nearly a year.   

Grab a bag and Let's Go! 

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Rain assemblage

I am trying to do more assemblage work and this week I got inspired by a couple pictures on 
Pinterest and here you go with he first one.   The inspiration picture is nothing like my finished project, but that's the way with inspiration.   Sometimes it just gets you to move.

 The little guy in the shell was made for me years ago by my miniaturist friend Betty.   It has seem some rough wear and tear since then but looks great in this box.   Love the block - "S" for Shell (or Sheila) and shiny stuff is always a favorite.     All in all - I'm thrilled with the way it looks.    

Paint - when this box was painted, I used one brush and two shades of paint.   I like the changes in colors and only had one brush to clean.      

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Little fishing village - not a fairy garden

I have been following a lot of boards on Pinterest that feature fairy gardens.   I like the concept, but I'm not a fairy sort of person.   But I do like the little gardens.    I had his basket that had been in a closet for about 4 years and was beginning to attract little bugs.   I decided it had to go.   But I still liked it.   I decided I would gather up my little buildings that I made in a local ceramics course from a few years ago and see if I could make little village.  
Basket with dirt being added. 
Here's the finished basket.   It has 4 little houses, a lake made of a plate as base and blue half-marbles.   The mushrooms are working as trees.   You can't see it here, but there are 4 air plants in the village.  
I added a fence and on the right side, there is a bicycle on the fence.   Look close!
This is the view coming up my sidewalk.   I hid the little brace that sticks out from the corner of the basket.   There are tiles under each corner now so it won't be sitting on wet ground.   I know the basket won't last forever, but it will last several years.   By then I will probably have another container that can step up to the job..