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,
Friday, September 27, 2013
Thursday, September 26, 2013
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.
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
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?
Come back tomorrow for part 2 of my Art retreat preview!
Saturday, September 14, 2013
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
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!