Thursday, September 17, 2009

polka dot roof tops....


works in progress....here are some new wooden houses...polka dot roofs inspired by...well...polka dots....vintage game pieces,tinkertoys,metal pieces all coming together...these pieces are being shipped to a shop for the holidays...peace.
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Thursday, September 10, 2009

paper mache clothes...


lately i have been totally playing with paper mache, to be specific Celluclay which is a sculpture material you mix up with water. i created these party dresses on wooden boxes....the surface is built up with paper and tissue...i think i was channeling Molly Ringwald with this painting, as it is very pretty in pink... the wooden coat hanger i made from...well, an old wooden coat hanger...cut it down to fit...i stamped the words beautiful girl on the dress...as you can see i spelled it wrong, beatiful girl...no u...which adds it's own sense of quirkiness....was going to change it but i'm kinda diggin" the beatiful girl...








Friday, September 4, 2009

beeswax .....

beeswax house painting/collage...this piece is created on an old drawer...the background is collaged with a vintage Dick and Jane story...the piece is framed out with measuring tapes and topped with children's blocks spelling out HOME.... the painting is sealed with beeswax..which i tend to apply thick and a bit messy....hmmmmm.....i like the texture this way better than an even application with the sheen...because i am just not an even application type of gal. i tend to be a bit gloppy...any how i am on the look out for old drawers as i am going to work on more of these...also i am sendig off some work to Cloth PAper Scissors about another possible article...so i am very excited about that....let's just say it involves sewing and i haven't sewn since 8th grade with Mrs. Vaughn in home ec....but i am on the lookout for a sewing machine....a sewing machine and old drawers....nice.