I wanted to share with you my latest creations.
Bloom is HERE
I used dried flowers out of an album I recently acquired that's dated in the late 1800's. It's the coolest. All the flowers were painstakingly dried and added to this book with descriptions, etc. Unfortunately, time has not been its friend and more and more of it falls apart every time I flip through the pages.
Anyway, the spine of this doll is an old wrench and the center is a tin cover. I bolted this one together because the parts are all so heavy. It's nice and solid now. (Thank you, drill press, for making easy work of that!)
It took me a few days of trying this and that to get "FLY" just the way I wanted her. There's a lot going on here and I didn't want it to look overloaded or out of balance. I took my time, though, and I think I reached a happy medium.
Her body is an escutcheon plate with just the right amount of rust and her head is a pocket watch bezel. "FLY" is HERE if you are interested.
Besides creating art, I got a good shot of inspiration this past weekend at Artisphere, a local arts and cultural festival.
I really loved this mixed media piece made by William Armstrong Jr. He collaged old maps in the background and it really works with the travel concept.
Silver statue lady....I guess you would call her a mime. She was cool and I definitely dropped a few dollars into her hat; she deserved it. She would stand perfectly still for a few minutes and then play a little beat on her drum before turning into a statue again.
Amazing work by Daryl Thetford
These amazing little dolls were made by Paper Mache artist Tiffany Ownbey.
I fell in love with her little creatures, but alas, I went away empty handed. This show is very selective and only the very best artists are invited to enter. Most of the artwork was out of my price range, but it was still fun to look.
That's all for now, hope you have a good week!