Thursday, July 30, 2009
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Here's a picture of my new booth at Stars & Splendid Antiques Mall. It has a bit more of a feminine palette than my Stars booth across the street. Two mall spaces is going to be a lot of work, but I can finally walk right straight through my garage without any side-stepping or climbing! I do have a great time thrifting and standing in lines for the estate sales. I have met some interesting (to be polite) people standing there in line with me. I've also made a lot of really great friends there too. You know who you are...
My favorite, ever-helpful, handy-dandy, will-climb-into-a-dumpster-if-you-ask-him-nice, husband John, built the lovely window trellis thingy for me. It creates a nice wall between me and my neighbors.
Pictured way up above are a few of the birdhouses I make. I have been a mosaic artist for about 10 years (lots of the aforementioned trial and error), and everything is made using only vintage and antique dishes and pottery. I make all kinds of things - mirrors, jewelry boxes, watering cans. More about all that later. Watch for an Etsy account...
And here is a project I have started recently. Keep in mind she's a work in progress - she was a soft, foamy, cloth-covered mannequin from the Goodwill Outlet (The Bins). I first covered her in vintage sheet music using clear satin verithane. Then bit by bit, I've been attaching little collections of things I've been gathering over the years - knowing that someday I would have an idea. So far she's wearing a lot of vintage rhinestone jewelry, keyholes, rusty hinges, typewriter keys, skeleton keys, a violin piece, tattered needlepoint, an old weathervane horse with bullet-holes, letters, numbers and more. I'll keep you posted on her progress. Lisa says she needs a name, anyone have any ideas?
Now that I've started, I just want to tell you everything right now! But I know you have other things to do as well... Thanks for visiting - hope to hear from you!