Monday, July 25, 2011
20" high with her 5" base, this figure is made from blace cotton velvet and has many vintage treasures sewn on her. Beautiful old buttons, pink tulle under her lace skirt, I believe needle lace dollies, tassels, beads and beaded lace, ribbon, and a large vintage button at top. I really like using these torsos to showcase my found treasures and get them out there again. A one of a kind.
Sunday, June 12, 2011
35" by 11"" by 3" deep, showcase vintage wood box assemblage. Found objects, copper box and small wood box, hard rubber wheels, wagon wheels, , vintage zipper pieces, antique wrought iron pieces, applied metal handle, metal boat elements, easel part, metal pipe joint, woven metal, wood knob , washers, hooks, snaps and vintage buttons, wood pieces and toy wheels. Whimsical abstract art. All painted flat black except the silver elements. Solid and heavy, hangers on back but can stand alone, inside or outside.
Friday, June 3, 2011
St. Francis with the birds, an assemblage in an antique wood slotted box, 13" by 21" Handmade paperclay owls, vintage repaired chalkware St. Frances from larger piece, Painted birdhouse, cut bases from an aged wood dowel, wood pieces, copper sheeting,painted and detailed vintage wood birds, ceramic vintage bird, wood painted beads, faux ivy and pine, small mirror.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Saturday, April 2, 2011
Monday, March 28, 2011
I have made 3 life size figures in my Mannequin Treasures series, using themes like buttons, lace and rhinestones. Now I am making a series of 15" size using recycled embroidery, buttons,tassels, lace, jewelry pieces fabrics and found elements. It is enjoyable for me to put together, and to use up treasures that I have collected for years. I am not buying anything new but using what I have on hand. I have some beautiful pieces of lace and trim that I like to bring to life in this way, instead of keeping them tucked away. I also like incorporating memory elements, like fabrics and tiny pictures that belonged to someone. This one is a hand stitched embroidery peacock with antique buttons and shell buttons with many other elements, and I am still adding on to it. The peacock is silk thread, and was part of a framed picture that was partly destroyed , and badly faded. The tassels are also vintage silk handmade.
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
I have been working on Henry theVIII for some time, and I am going to make him a dagger and gloves for his hands, but got an idea to use a fork and knife for the time being, and then it made me smile to see him serious about waiting for his food. Maybe I should add a bit of whimsey to some of my work. He is 26" high on his wood base, cloth body with paper clay head and hands. Glass eyes and mohair beard. My friend Roberta actually started a Henry 8th figure years ago and got tired of him, so she sent me his things, and I used the shirt she made, and some of her fabrics. Thanks, Roberta! It's been fun making him..so far.