Allied Arts Holiday Festival

November 13, 2011

Allied Arts Holiday Festival 2011

Getting ready for the Allied Arts holiday show. I juried for both my Realms lotions and soaps, plus the art assemblages I’ve been doing all year. So my booth is going to be a little of both.  Here’s what I’ve been up to lately:

Time Gone By

Gramophone dog

Lamp shade half doll assemblage

Red

Eiffel Tower necklace

Been having fun with some mini shadow boxes — in necklace form. They are double-sided.

Sisters necklace

Lotus flower necklace

Turquoise butterfly necklace

Mucha necklace

 

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Some of my mixed media pieces are now hanging out at The Glass Slipper, a magical little gift store in Ferndale.

The Glass Slipper

The shop is filled with handmade art. Every little nook is filled with treasures.

Inside The Glass Slipper

A few of my half dolls and seeing eye dogs found a home in this lovely cabinet.

New temporary home for some of the menagerie

Milk Glass Half Doll and Seeing Eye Dog

And a couple are hanging out in other locations.

Bronzed shoes shadow box

Lori is a gem; she calls everyone honey.

Proprietess Lori Leighton

Thanks for finding me, Lori.

Assemblages

July 7, 2011

In addition to making shadow boxes, I’ve also been making other assemblages. I’m drawn to old ceramic half dolls, formerly atop pincushions, brushes or powder jars. I’ve been pairing them with various containers, adding things here and there.

Milk glass lady

This is an old German half doll which I think works perfectly with this milk glass vanity jar.

Sisters

I’ve also been pairing them with tins.

Preserving youth

This was formerly the top to an old bubble gum machine. The ceramic baby powder shaker was still filled with powder.

Shaving brush dog

I’ve also been making animal assemblages.

Animal crackers

This dog has a little pig mixed in.

New creations

July 6, 2011

I’ve been having fun in my studio making shadow boxes and other assemblages.

Image shadow box

I’m finding a few themes that are recurring: self image, love, motherhood, beauty, music and things with wings.

Sad Cupid shadow box

Some of the items I’ve collected over the years. Others I find at garage sales and on eBay.

Baby's first shoes shadow box

I fell in love with these bronzed baby shoes.

Egyptian tin

And, I’ve always had a thing for containers of any sort: tins, boxes, bottles…

Fell asleep with her tutu on shadow box

I gave this one to my sister, Debbie, who has always been a talented ballerina.

Green silk embroidered shoe shadow box

Shoes are also a recurring theme.

Angel box

And anything with wings.