Wednesday, April 29, 2009

New Finds

the cherry blossoms outside my studio window...
definitely my favorite time of the year!
I've finally opened my Art Fire shop
and listed a few things
hoping to get more in there soon!
i've found a delightful new blog...
actually...she found me!
anyway...Maide makes the most beautiful
vintage style collages and art pieces...
I can't even describe how lovely her work is
so please take look for yourself!
I've just found a fabulous giveaway at
lots of beautiful goodies to win
and gorgeous hand made earrings
her jewelry is so creative and lovely
and from Maine...
a very favorite place of mine!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Art Collage Dress

a project inspired by the arrival of spring
the little birdies...the blossoms on our cherry tree
...the buds in my garden
I assembled this dress from repurposed fabric and embellishments.
Fabrics and trims have been coffee stained for a vintage look.
Dress is embellished with my favorites...nests, hearts and
found goodies...

Front collage includes needle felted nest with beads,
a heart assembled from a tea bag,
lots of fibers, beads, buttons and fabric layering for an ethereal feel...
"Dreams" was created from hand sewn chenille ribbon
the words "fiber of life" refer to all the tiny bits that go
into weaving a nest...

On the back a fabric collage...
life begins...
a fresh slate for dreams and possibilities

"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in the bud
was more painful than the risk it took to blossom"
~Anais Nin

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Mind Wide Open Challenge

This is my entry for the April Challenge at Mind Wide Open. Everyone participating must use the same digital print in their artwork though there are many creative interpretations and varying mediums used. I printed my image on a transparency and mounted it on a piece of silk paper that I made. Embellishments include found objects, clock gears, wool, silk, buttons, scrim, various fabrics, ribbons, beach glass, rocks and a swedish stamp that arrived on a package from Liisa at Ottilias Veranda! Though my greatest challenge was trying to get a decent photograph! Take a look at the site on April 8th and vote for your favorite piece!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Life Renewed...

today, for the first time i noticed

the ground bursting with plant life and tiny meadow flowers

despite the chilly weather.

i am anxiously waiting for my garden to wake up!

just finished this nest which is the first part of my next collage...

and have lots of wonderful found objects to use

from our trip down south!