Monday, May 31, 2010

Angel of God, Protector of Families

I finished up another angel. The arms on this angel were created for another art piece, but somehow landed up on this guy. The small tiny picture in the center is a glass bead with the Holy Family.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Art Doll - Ellie

textured fabric

Available here.

Assemblage - Sacred Heart

Sacred Heart

I've been revisiting and creating religious assemblage pieces again.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Enamel Class - Stepping Outside the Box

My friend Angie graciously invited a few members from our Altered Art Group to an enameling class that was put together just for us!!Thank you Angie and Joanna!! Her friend and part-time boss Joanna from Bellevue Beadery was an exceptional and very generous instructor. I had never done this before and wasn't to sure about it in the beginning, but once you get going, there is no stopping! You become addicted to it!!
"Sounds of Space" by Ellen Goldman from Holland

All the enameled art pieces pictured in this post are from a museum that is connected to the enameling studio.
By Aleksej Muckuslev from Russia

The pieces are collected from all over the USA and the world. It was a pretty awesome display of work!

 By Hans-Georg Andres from Germany

By Valeri Timofeev from Russia

Monday, May 17, 2010

Spare Parts Monday

I finally had a chance to clean up the studio this past weekend, so locating parts for Monday posting was a bit easier to do. I was struggling in try to find a way to attach the arms to the body. Wire was my first attempt and I settled on raffia. The wire body is a corn feeder holder thingy that is used to hold the corn while the squirrels feast. The upper torso is a scrap piece of wood from a friend who is a woodworker and is constantly working with the lathe. A lathe is a machine where you attach a piece of wood and the machine turns it very fast. As it it is turning, you are carefully carving into it creating things such as table legs, bowls, lamps...etc. Well my friend throws all these scraps away that turned out to be mistakes, so I started raiding his dumpster and what a treasure going through it all.   

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Pseudo I and Pseudo II

Pseudo I

Pseudo II
Just finished up a couple of mixed media art dolls. I had made a prototype doll and never got around to creating more based on that design, so here they are. I try to keep the materials used in my art dolls as true to the natural state in which they are found. I don't use a lot of paint. 
Dolls are available at Tinker's Shop.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Duveneck Art show Pics

This is the booth I was shared with fellow artist Angie B., who is a mixed media jewelry artist. The weather was 65 degrees and a bit chilly. We had a steady flow of people all afternoon and a few sales. The best part was the feedback from the public. Comments regarding my work ranged from being twisted to whimsical. Twisted was a first for me!

This is toward the end of the show when everyone was breaking down.

This is the view from our booth

This is also the view from the park. The city across the Ohio River is Cincinnati. We were in Northern Kentucky.

Over all , the show was good. It was a Fine Art Show and lots of awards were given.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010


Trying to get ready for an art show on Mother's Day and it's a bit of a struggle. Too many things going on and time seems to be running out. Pictured above is Olive and she measures about 15.5"x5.5". The green fabric was worked into a textured fabric that I have been experimenting with. The black tulle was added at the last minute and there are small glass beads randomly sewn on to the texured green fabric.

Monday, May 3, 2010

My Guardian Angel

Unfortunately I don't have anything for Spare Parts Monday. My daughter made her 1st Holy Communion yesterday and so I have been busy with family visiting from out of town and doing lots of cooking for the blessed event! It's been raining for 2 days straight, and the priest giving the homily yesterday pointed out that the rain pouring down were angels tears of joy for them in being able to receive the Holy Eucharists. It was a very beautiful ceremony.