Monday, September 27, 2010

I Spy Two Eyes and Doll House no 333(with heart)

 I sneak peak at a doll I'm working on and I hope to have a lot done by this weekend!! I have finally started to use some of the dolly eyeballs that I purchased last year.

This wonderful piece of art work was a giveaway hosted by Sushipot (Suzanna Scott) and I won the drawing!!! I know you have heard this a million times, but I usually never win anything. I'm totally honored to own a piece of Suzanna's work.  Stop by and take a peak at some the different art pieces Suzanna creates!
Thanks Suzanna! It really ROCKS!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Fall Rush!

Fall is a little busier for me with a few shows to prepare for. Not much time for exploring and experimenting, and I usually put that in my schedule after the New Year.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Fraktur in Folk Art!

"Jacob and Hannah: Courting in the Garden"

This awesome original painting was gifted to me from a very generous friend Ken Scott.  The painting depicts a gentleman wooing a lady acquaintance. The background shows flowers and birds that are prevalent in Pennsylvania German folk art and fraktur. The depictions of nature on some pieces represent good luck and healthy life.
Fraktur is the use of archaic and decorative fonts for lettering. Fraktur writings appear in broken segments within the art work. Ken's pencil drawings and writing in this piece are reminiscent of what may have been done on book covers years ago. The painting is done in India ink and watercolors. The base for this piece is a book cover that was antiqued to look 200 years old. Stop by Ken's Blog and check out some more of his wonderful art work.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Blog GiveAway Winner!!!

Thank you again for stopping in to play in the Blog Giveaway! The winner for this go around is Lynda Howells!! If you would e-mail your address, I will get Tilly all packed up and ready to fly later in the week!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Last Chance for Giveaway is September 10!!

Just a reminder that tomorrow is the deadline to enter for the Giveaway. The winner will be announced on Monday. Thank you to all who have stopped in to play along in the Giveaway!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Spare Parts Monday

Finally I am able to get my Spare Parts Monday postings going once again!! After three years of staying at home, I literally had a job offered to me one day and I was working the next. So, I am in the work force once again and I'm still trying to figure how that all happened!! Trying to figure out work schedule, gym schedule, kids schedule, & art studio schedule has my head spinning these past few weeks. But I'm back and hopefully more organized! Ha! HA! I'm never organized and the hubby can attest to that!

Anyway, here is another wire base that I wove a few years back. My fascination with wooden spools continues and an altered porcelain doll head tops off this piece.
After a few years sitting in the basement, the wire base has rusted and I really like the look, however, I wanted to preserve the rusted look by spraying it with a sealer. I sprayed it outside on a very humid day and it left a nice white coating all over the wire!! I was pretty ticked to say the least. So, painstakingly I had to rub off the coating one wire at a time, and the moral of this story is to never spray a sealant on a piece of art work in hot, humid weather!
P.S Don't foget to enter the giveaway in Aug.23, 2010 posting! Deadline is this Friday Sep.10, 2010!