Sunday, August 29, 2010

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Altered Cigar Box Purse

I know this has nothing to do with this weeks theme. Just thought I'd share this purse I made. I found it in a thrift store and I altered it over the past few days. It was just a plain white cigar box. I added everything you see.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Needs a Title

This is a collab I did with John Osgood. It needs a title.
C'mon, all you creative folks. Help me.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Dishpan Hands

It is so good to be unpacked (mostly) and back to work, I've missed you all!

Looking for a way out

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


I only had access to a camera for a day so... this is what I came up with.

Monday, August 09, 2010

Ticker Tape Machine

I tried to use things that I already had at home to make this assemblage.  The 1970s glass dome came from a thrift shop and it once held dried flowers and a fake butterfly.  The rubber stamp and tape dispenser are vintage office supplies from my collection.  I did use something new which was the Wall Street Journal.  I lifted the stocks off the page with clear tape and applied it to the old tape to create the ticker tape.

Friday, August 06, 2010

Taking Junk For A Walk

Stuff I picked up on walking to town and back. The road sweeper goes round on a regular basis so the streets are relatively clean so pickings were slim. Had enough to fill this child's wooden necklace maker set I found in a charity shop. Not sure which I prefer, the minimal arrangement without the necklace beads or with all the beads and letters added so uploading both.

Thursday, August 05, 2010

The Knee Bone's Connected to the Thigh Bone

For this assemblage I used bits and pieces I already had. An old wooden box, celluloid doll arms, puzzle blocks to which I glued vintage anatomical images, flash attachment from a twin lens reflex camera, a marsupial skull and a bird bone found on a hiking trip to Tasmania. I used two different types of glue (strong craft glue and superglue) - the blocks are not attached and can be moved around and rotated. The "head" can also be rotated at the base of the flash attachment (for batteries) which has a thread.

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Assorted pocket shrines

These are pocket shrines I made for a series called Icons.
Top photo is the front
Bottom photo is the inside