These are found, wood, boxes that I altered with prints and oil pastel. Both are now available in my Etsy shop.
I'm feeling a little fancy today and decided to gussy up my pendants a bit. These two are available in the shop.
Now onto the news.... For those of you who read my blog, you are getting the first word. On Thanksgiving day 11/26 through Christmas day 12/25. I will be offering free shipping on all orders. No matter how big or small. Even the international orders will ship free during this time.
That's all. :)
This is the latest edition of work for my graduate thesis show. I have posted three pictures of the sculptural houses because they were the best of the photos that I took. I'm afraid I'm not much of a photographer and really don't like taking photos much.
The last photo is what all nine pieces look like together. The top three square collage pieces have three, wood, ovals with bees on them hanging from the bottom. The middle three collage have vintage lace that dangles from the bottom of the work. I plan on displaying these pieces as pictured in the grouping.
All of the animals on the wood plaques have text over their bodies. The text is from my own personal journal pages.
The concept behind this series focuses on three distinct periods in my life where I met someone who caused me pain (represented by the middle collage pieces). Then shortly after, meeting someone else (represented by the top collage pieces) who seemed to be just the perfect personality for helping me get over that hurt (represented by the houses).
This is a new series of work that I just completed for my graduate class. These pieces will not be available in my Etsy shop anytime soon, but may be offered as prints there at some point in the future.
Each piece was created as a diptych and revolves around the idea that people come into our lives to teach us something. Sometimes what we need to learn is a positive experience. Other times it is a more challenging experience. Either way, these encounters seem to prepare us in some way for what is ahead.
I'm starting a new series of collages featuring these two guys. My brother found the images at a flea market recently and gave them to me. I plan on doing a series of eight more collages which will also include decorative papers of my own design. I will post them here when they are complete.
This particular collage is currently available in my Etsy shop.