Sunday, March 27, 2011

This is a wooden box purse that I made for my mother embellished with buttons, charms, vintage labels and fibers with a photo of her and her sister.   They are very close and I thought this would make a nice keepsake from when they last visited.  The rose I did in a class on oil painting....not my favorite medium to paint in but looks great on the box.  Mom displays it on the shelf in her quilting room.

Here is my latest bottle creation, it will be listed on my etsy site.  This one leans more primitive then the other bottles and I have plans to do several more along this vintage line.  There is an antique family photo taken on the front porch of an old farmhouse, the sides are covered with paper resembling vintage measuring sticks, dangling from the button topper is vintage chains with rusted charms and glass beads.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Here is my newest spring bottle design, complete with all the icons of springtime...birds, snails, eggs and of course bling in the form of a vintage bauble.  This bottle will be featured on my etsy site.  The snail is made from sculpy, painted and then higlighted with glitter and inserted into a real shell then glued into the bottle.

Friday, March 11, 2011

It supposed to be spring  just around the corner, yet we are still having snow, then rain, then snow and rain, then just snow.  Tomorrow it is supposed to be in the 50's again...what a winter!!!  My crocuses and daffodils I think have given up...

Am working on new bottle designs and collaged book boxes...will get them posted as soon as they are completed. 

Still trying to find bargains for vintage jewelry on luck so is all going for big bucks and in todays paper I see why...big  jewelry chains are now selling "authentic vintage/victorian jewelry"...and I'm sure they have big buck price tags too after seeing what the broken stuff is going for.  So will have to hit the flea markets when it warms up a bit...and the snows stop.

Also working on a new fairy watercolor...will post some teasers in the next few days...may post this one as a 'works in progress'....
till later...