June 30, 2010

Ephemera Files



Take a peek inside my ephemera files (er....um...plastic drawers). As I find "special" pieces, that I think may work well on a Doll House or other assemblage, I file them in one of three drawers: anything anatomy related, cutesy stuff (paper dolls, etc), or the "other images" ephemera file. It's very sophisticated I know, but this system seems to work for me! All other scraps of paper floating in the studio are either tossed into the "to be cut up" box or the box of clippings ready for collage.



June 29, 2010

Sushipot Vignette no 18



Sushipot Vignette no 18
(toys on floor)

Each image in the Sushipot Vignette series is composed of a grouping of objects found in and around my home or studio. A view of the floor--someone plays hard everyday while I work. Take a peek at previous images in my vignette series here.

June 28, 2010

New Bricolage


Bricolage no 57 (tour de China)


Bricolage no 58 (with handles)


Bricolage no 59 (without Cinderella)

These new Bricolage pieces are a bit more on the bright and cheery side. I had fun working on them over the weekend. Happy Monday!

June 25, 2010

Pavement Patterns



Thought I'd share some pavement patterns from recent walks around town. Have a beautiful weekend--don't forget to watch where you step!











June 24, 2010

Collage in Progress



I was up late last night (or should I say early this morning) working on some new collage pieces. This is a snapshot I took before cleaning up. You can see a couple pieces from my Bricolage Series in the bottom left hand corner. I'll get them stitched up today and have them in the shop soon.

June 23, 2010

Thrifted Goods



Remember that box of goodies I showed you on Monday? Here's a better looked at what I picked up on that quick thrift run. Everything you see here has been posted in the "parts" shop. I've been a busy bee!









June 22, 2010

Sushipot Vignette no 17



Sushipot Vignette no 17
(kitchen counter)

Each image in the Sushipot Vignette series is composed of a grouping of objects found in and around my home or studio. A view of our kitchen counter. Luckily our local farmer's market is open tomorrow because we're running out of tomatoes. Take a peek at previous images in my vignette series here.

June 21, 2010

Box of Goodies



This box of goodies, from a quick thrift shop run on Friday, sat in the trunk of my car over the weekend. I lugged it into the studio last night to sort through everything. Many of the little things you see here will be making their way into the shop later on this week.

Happy Summer



We were out and about on Saturday and stopped to enjoy this scenic view overlooking the Konza Prairie. Everything looked so lush as a thundershower had just past over the area. Wishing you a happy summer--today marks the summer solstice here in the Northern Hemisphere!

June 17, 2010

Rainy Day Painting





We've had many rainy days this week so it's been hard to get outside and play. Lizzie has spent several hours in the garage painting. Our favorite painting this week is of a robot riding her house-on-a-wagon down the train tracks with the volcano erupting in the background. Oh yes, and a rainbow-haired girl with her dolly. I'm going to sign off a bit early this week and see you back here on Monday morning. Happy Father's Day to all the wonderful Dads out there! Wishing you a beautiful weekend.

June 16, 2010

June 15, 2010

Sushipot Vignette no 16



Sushipot Vignette no 16 (view of couch)

Each image in the Sushipot Vignette series is composed of a grouping of objects found in and around my home or studio. Our couch with a new patchwork quilt throw (my fav quilt find yet!) and a stuffed owl purchased way back from KungFuCowgirl when Lizzie was a toddler. Take a peek at previous images in my vignette series here.

June 14, 2010

Round Objects











Spent a few hours on Saturday photographing goodies for the "parts" shop and a theme of round objects evolved. Happy Monday!

June 13, 2010

Smorgasbord





The piece I rambled on about a few days back is finished and available in the shop. You can view additional images right here. Enjoy!

June 11, 2010

Prosthetics Manual



This copiously illustrated (the publisher's description, not mine!) copy of A. A. Marks, Manual of Artificial Limbs has been added to my growing collection of old medical imagery. Tucked away inside the book was a copy of an old order form, printed with a convenient measuring tape, and return envelope. The numerous illustrations are striking in both execution and essence. I can't believe I found this one.









June 10, 2010

Dictionary Pendants



A selection of dictionary and other pendants have been added to the shop. You can view all the pendants available right here. Enjoy!

June 9, 2010

Sushipot Vignette no 15



Sushipot Vignette no 15
(rulers & scissors in a jar)

Each image in the Sushipot Vignette series is composed of a grouping of objects found in and around my home or studio. A tin container holding an assortment of vintage rulers and a glass jar with my collection of old scissors. Take a peek at previous images in my vignette series here.

June 8, 2010

Work In Progress



The obsession with shredded paper continues to grow. I'm loving these jeweled tones and working within the constraints of gluing down one strip at a time--side by side--watching a pattern emerge. It's kind of therapeutic and I found myself falling into a meditative trance while working on this piece. Kind of like the time lapse video I watched recently of Buddhist monks creating a mandala. Hmmmmm. Anyhow, I really think this piece has a "Chinese restaurant" vibe going for it right now. We'll see where it ends up in a few days.

June 7, 2010

Beverage Blocks



I've been hoarding a collection of old beverage labels for some time and finally put them to good use in a large ephemera block set. Won't these add a fun pop of color to someone's kitchen? You can view more images of the set right here.

June 6, 2010

Doll House no 341 & 342


A pair of new doll houses, no 341 and 342, are available in the shop. Both of them feature insects from an 1878 entomology book.

June 4, 2010

Zoology Ephemera



Have you ever browsed through Inkpainter's shop on Etsy? It's a virtual treasure trove of old book plates and ephemera in many forms. There are currently over 3,000 items in his shop currently so be prepared to spend some time! I discovered these delicate Japanese zoology overlays there a few weeks ago. Still trying to decide whether to frame them or use in a collage.

Have a beautiful weekend.

June 2, 2010

Sushipot Vignette no 14



Sushipot Vignette no 14 (refrigerator door)

Each image in the Sushipot Vignette series is composed of a grouping of objects found in and around my home or studio. Our refrigerator door is a rotating gallery of Lizzie's drawings. Take a peek at previous images in my vignette series here.

June 1, 2010

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