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