Friday, October 29, 2010

History In Review

Here are two of my fairy boxes I made for my great nieces.  I used vintage jewelry and old knobs to dress them up.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

History In Review

Here's another one of my babies in a nest shadow box.  I incorporated two vintage leaf pins with pearls into the design.

History In Review

This was one of my first shadow boxes, I love how it turned out, simple and sweet.  I used 2 vintage circle pins to highlight the words. 

Friday, October 22, 2010

Around the House

Sneak Peek.....My parents received this cuckoo clock as a wedding present in 1957, I remember it hanging on our living room wall growing up.  This special clock hasn't worked for awhile, in fact it was collecting dust in their basement when I rescued it.  It now has a special spot on the Grand Room wall (guest/grandkid room), I love looking at it and remember playing with it's long chain and weights (it probably never kept correct time with three kids playing with it!).

The second picture shows the clock on my parents living room wall, it's Christmas 1958.  Captured on Film......there's my stylish Grandma playing with me.  I'm in red and white striped pj's and my eyes are shut. I think this is an early indication of things to come, I always close my eyes in pictures!  Mom and Dad put the Christmas tree in the playpen so I wouldn't break any of the decorations (was this common in the 50's?).  Check out the rocking horse and top, the top is probably still in mom and dad's basement, there's so many boxes I still need to explore....treasures!!!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

History In Review

Since I showed you the first altered compacts I'd made I decided to look back at my first altered tin, here it is.  Coming first altered tin swap and my first shadow box.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

In The Studio

I finished one of the mermaids I've been working on.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

History In Review

Here's an example of the first two altered compacts I created. This was 2008, a year I was very active on Flickr, don't you just love that site!!!  I enjoy the groups (so many to choose from), viewing the art of so many talented people (always inspiring) but most of all I love the friends I've made (both these compacts went to one of those special friends).

Monday, October 4, 2010

History In Review

The top mermaid was a birthday gift for my daughter, she's one of my biggest fans. :)  I use mosaics so I can look back at the designs I've already made, I want each one to be unique.  The bottom two mosaics were in a previous post but the top one is new.  I'm working on 2 mermaids now and hope to have them in my shop soon.