Sunday, May 27, 2012

Domino Art Doll

I was able to score these vintage dominos on Ebay, and I love the natural color of the wood!! There was a similar set for sale on Etsy, but triple the cost, so I lucked out. 
There are actually five dolls I made and just listed. 
Anyway, I hope everyone has a great Memorial Day!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Our Blessed Mother and The Christ Child

I have these wonderful holy card images and I finally found some time to create a collaged art quilt.
The background was done with scrap papers, pieces from some of my etchings, scrap linen and canvas.
 My mother taught me how to sew at a young age and so I use to make a lot of my clothes. However, since having kids, most of my sewing is done with collages or mending things. I have an old Kenmore Sewing Machine that is made out of metal and I have had that for years. It is heavy to tote around. Now a days the sewing machines are made of plastic and light weight.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Mixed Media Wire Doll


My favorite materials to work with are wire, silk fibers and wood.  The head rotates too!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Grunge Birds

Grunge Bird I

Grunge Bird II

Grunge Bird III

Last week I had been playing around with my stack of scrap metal. I was inspired by the birds created by Leighanna Light. I haven't taken a class with her, so I had to wing it. Ha! ha! A little bird humor.
I used scrap metal, cold connections(brads, bolts/screws, wire, & grommets) I did apply a little of glue between some pieces to keep them from moving around. Anyway, it was fun and a nice distraction from dolls. Now to figure out how to incorporate this technique with my dolls?!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

The Toastmaster

The Toastmaster

After about a year of lingering in the studio, I finally finished this piece. I can get really hung up on how things are suppose to fit together structurally.  I do use an industrial strength glue, but I have to seal the deal with nails, screws, wire or rivets. Even if the piece is light weight, I'm coming at with from all ends with some type of cold connection. The hubby sometimes just looks at me and shakes his head! I tell him that it gives me peace of mind to go overboard.