Tuesday, July 8, 2008

This and That

I got the nicest surprise in the mail from my friend Pat. She is Artrix in my links, check out her amazing work. This is a grungeboard piece and I just love it! It is a pin, but I think it needs to be incorporated into an art piece. Hmm.. This is a little collage I did for my friend Cathie from Magickal Glassworks in my links.
The little girl is her baby Willow. She got her self dressed up and this is the adorable result. The hat and boots really make the outfit!
This is an experiment using wood filler for texture on the background. I didn't have any suitable stamps to stamp it so I just swirled with a toothpick. Then after it dried I started sanding.
I sunk an Altoid tin into the canvas. I have an image and some stuff to fill the tin and the background will be painted and whatevered. The basic idea of the piece is 'Alone". I am going to be using some words from songs like 'One For My Baby' and 'In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning'. It will be kind of a dark piece because I have been feeling sort of dark and lonely lately.
Peace

7 comments:

Maija said...

I can't wait to see how that piece turns out! I love altoid tins!
I want things to be bright and happy for you!

Kim said...

Mary you always have such cool things on your site! I love the tin! Thanks for dropping by my place, let me know what you do with the cardboard soldering idea. Oh yeah, keep an extinguisher around!

Val Foster said...

Hi Mary. Gee, sorry to hear you've been feeling dark and lonely lately. Does it have to do with the flooding? Something like that would be enough to dampen anyone's spirits. I hope your property is okay.

All of these pieces are very cool and artsy. Of course, I'm especially drawn to the wood filler piece. I'll be watching with interest what you do with this and how it turns out.

I've been meaning to get to Lowe's to buy some wood filler, and some clear caulk, but just haven't made it there yet. Darn!

Christie said...

Hi Mary, hope you are feeling better soon. Love these ideas, great as usual!

Dawn said...

Sending you a hug and a prayer to say that I hope your dark and lonely place becomes a bright sunny place..hugs my friend xxxx love ya!

Erzsabet said...

Hi Mary
Hope you're feeling better? I'm looking forward to seeing how that piece turns out too! How did you 'sink' a tin into a canvas? I'm intrigued...

wahm922 said...

Just wanted to give you a feel better hug!