Yes, I know the scissors I use for collage are crusty with glue. What can I do about it? It is pointless to clean them--they just get nasty all over again.
A new series of assemblage dolls has been brewing here at Sushipot for several months. I have been playing around with ideas to incorporate all the miscellaneous doll bodies I have stacked up here in the studio. Anyhow, a late night idea during the hectic holiday season was quickly sketched (see below) and tonight I'm finally launching the first 3 pieces of my new "Doll Face" series!
Today has been damp, cold and foggy. It's the perfect kind of day for curling up under a cozy afghan with a good book--if I could only find the time! There is an amazing selection of colorful, vintage afghans available on Etsy. Thought I'd share a few of my current favorites. The above knit, patchwork-style afghan at The Vintage Cabin is $26.00.
Spent the afternoon working on an assemblage I began last year but never completed. It's another carnival themed piece titled, "Siamese Side Show". Hoping to have it in the shop tomorrow. Enjoy!
Been thinking about my brother all day as he crossed the border into Haiti early this morning. He's headed to Port-au-Prince with a truckload of relief supplies and his camera. We texted back and forth last night but have not heard anything except his tweet this morning. The picture above was taken in Bakersfield, CA 1976.
My daughter Lizzie and I have a common interest in all things little. We like to look at tiny things, hold them, play with them, create with them and of course, collect them! She has reconnected me to a fascination of little things with her constant observation of minute details in the mundane objects around us. I came across this sweet little book over a year ago at Grandmother's Attic. The book titled, "Little Things" was published in 1968. It was written by Betty Ren Wright and illustrated by Hilda Miloche. This charming volume has become a consistent favorite since the first time we read it together.
This tattered elementary reader was found on a dusty shelf at an antique mall in Mobile, Alabama. Since I'm habitually seeking out old, damaged books this one jumped out at me with its worn binding and torn pages. I was pleasantly surprised to find that a previous owner had used it as a scrapbook to feature their collection of movie star clippings. The first several pages of the book are missing but from what I can tell the book is from the early 1930's. Here are some of my favorite pages.....