Friday, September 27, 2013

Art-Is-You preview #3

Welcome Everyone!
Its time for the third and last preview before I leave for Petaluma tomorrow morning.  As you can see above I will be offering just a little bit of Steampunk,


Hopes and Dreams

And don't forget the Kitchen implements!

See you at the Art Trunk!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Art-is-You preview #2

Welcome everyone!
Yesterday I promised to continue my preview of some of the items that I will be selling at the Petaluma Art retreat:  Art-Is-You.
First up are my Memento Mori book cover assemblages.  These two pieces started with an antique book I found at the Alemany Flea market.  The book was literally falling apart but the covers were so beautiful I just couldn't resist the purchase.  The cover immediately reminded me of Victorian Mourning pieces or Memento Mori.  I didn't want to cover up all the beautiful tooling so I created very simple assemblages and gave them a Patina look.   Here's a close up of the lovely wreathed skull.

But wait the best is yet to come! On the back of each cover I collaged a quote and added a pocket.

In the pocket you can add a photo or prayer card.  The assemblage then becomes a commemorative piece for a loved one that has passed or just a place to stash all those prayer cards you can't stand to get rid of.

And no show would be complete with Altoid tins.  Yes I will have a large altoid tin collection with me.

I will have some old favorites:
Some totally new ideas:

And some that have a new twist on an old idea:
Come back tomorrow for my last preview before the Art trunk!  There is some good stuff yet to come.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Art-is-You Preview #1

Welcome everyone,
In my last post I promised a preview of some of the items that I will be selling at the Petaluma Art retreat: Art-is-You. You'll remember how happy I was with the results of the large commissioned piece I created a couple of months ago. If not you can read my blog post below.  At that time I was determined to create some smaller pieces.  Well above you can see my first lovely skeletal gent.  I am calling this ongoing series:  Skeletal Excavations.
Here is a full image of the entire piece.


 And speaking of something totally different.  How about Miss Bubbles?
This is also part of an ongoing series designed to allow me to use my doll sculpting skills once again.  Miss Bubble's face is hand sculpted out of Creative Paperclay. She is an elemental creature-part of her surroundings which is actually an altered vintage silver plated bowel.    Here is a close up of her face.

Come back tomorrow for part 2 of my Art retreat preview!

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Art-Is-You Petaluma!

Hey Everyone!  

I am very excited to announce that I will participating in the Vendor Night at the Art-is-You retreat in Petaluma on Saturday September 28th.  I will have new assemblage items, altoid tin shrines, collage and some misc. jewelry and decorative ornaments as well.  I am super excited about this opportunity as well as a little intimidated.  This will be my first time selling at a big Mixed Media retreat with many nationally known artists in attendance.  Yikes!   I could use some friendly faces so if you are
going to attend the retreat please come by and say hello or stay for awhile and gab. 

In the next three months I have four shows-so I will be monstrously busy inventing new items to tempt holiday shoppers.  Here is a list of my upcoming shows:

Art is You Petaluma
Vendor Art Trunk
Saturday September 28th
Sheraton Sonoma County
745 Baywood Drive
Petaluma, CA, 94954

Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival
October 19th and 20th
Main street HMB

Gathering Of Women Artists
November 16th
565 Fifth St, Montara.
10:00am to 4:00pm

CoCa Open Studios
November 23rd and 24th
285 Popular st.
Half Moon Bay, Ca.

Stay tuned for a little preview coming in the next couple of days of some of the items I will be offering for your delight!