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.
This is an old German half doll which I think works perfectly with this milk glass vanity jar.
I’ve also been pairing them with tins.
This was formerly the top to an old bubble gum machine. The ceramic baby powder shaker was still filled with powder.
I’ve also been making animal assemblages.
This dog has a little pig mixed in.
July 6, 2011
I’ve been having fun in my studio making shadow boxes and other assemblages.
I’m finding a few themes that are recurring: self image, love, motherhood, beauty, music and things with wings.
Some of the items I’ve collected over the years. Others I find at garage sales and on eBay.
I fell in love with these bronzed baby shoes.
And, I’ve always had a thing for containers of any sort: tins, boxes, bottles…
I gave this one to my sister, Debbie, who has always been a talented ballerina.
Shoes are also a recurring theme.
And anything with wings.