my art {MARCH 2011}

March 30, 2011

my photo:
a bit of a vintage collage i completed

Today my thoughts are on spring and a few
lovely inspiring things which have
found their way to me.


my photo:
my collage is a part of a series i'm creating called DISCARDED & WITHDRAWN

1.
Creating new mixed media pieces.

This little guy's called KINGBIRD,
and includes a pieced together
poem from random text.
random is hardly a challenge for me...ahem.


my photo:
all of the vintage illustrations are old and originals

My poem:

"I MADE UP MY MIND TO LOOK.
I KEPT MY EYES OPEN
FINDING THINGS
THAT TO ME
ALWAYS HAD BEEN
CONCEALED IN THICK FOLIAGE."

the first line is the most powerful and meaningful one for me.
  
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I love packaging handmade things
almost as much as creating them.
This was for someone very special and was
tied with raw silk and an old rhinestone
shoe clip made in France.


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2.
Scoring new treasures at my favorite junk sales.

My criteria when I shop:
What can I not live without?
Only those items can come home with me.
Hence, the gorgeous barn pulley and horseshoes.
go figure.


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3.
Monograms...they're irresistible.

Above is an early 1900s engraving from
a jeweler. I use these for my collages.


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4.
Lightened up interiors.

Where heavy cableknit sweaters and wool bags
were strung on a coatrack, now a happy mix of
ballet slippers and pointe shoes brightens the mood.



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5.
Friendship*
 and luxury hotels.

Sort of a match made in heaven.
This was snapped two weeks ago
of me and my little sis in a pillow fight...
yes, we are grown women (each with a pair of teenaged sons)
no, we are not twins but we sometimes say yes when asked
because it seems to make everyone happy.
That headboard?
Like buttah.

Here's to a new month of
new inspiration!

Thanks for following.

*i've met so many lovely new friends
in blogland this month including fabulous Laura
at Happy Homemaker UK
(check out her link party
at this CRUSHWORTHY blog!). 

Peace to you right where you are.

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20 comments

  1. Thanks for sharing these pictures. So much inspiration, and beautiful photography.

    x

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  2. I love htat photo of you and your sister jumping on the bed having a pillow fight. I'm jealous that you got to stay in such a gorgeous room. It looks like the height of luxury to me. Loving those lamps. Yum!!

    Sarahx

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  3. 'Crushworthy' - I've been called a lot of things, but never that! I love it! I'm flattered :)

    I love LOVE that photo of you and your sis - so playful in a grown up environment. I love the first line of your poem too - and the artwork. Such creative juices, you :)

    Thank you for joining the first Post Of The Month Club - I hope you'll link up again in April ;) XOL

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  4. I LOVE your awesome collage - want one immediately if not sooner. Also just found your blog and I love it - following you - hope you follow back;O)
    Axx
    http://anyaadores.blogspot.com

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  5. You ridiculously talented woman you. Love the mixed media pieces like seriously properly LOVE with a capital L. And your photography makes me green with envy because I wish I could work my camera to make it make pretty pictures like that. The one with you and your sis? Too cool for school. xxx

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  6. you peeps are so sweet to me! an etsy shop soon! Red you are #1 on the list to receive a complimentary "review pieces" to get the ball rolling when i get a shop!

    my sis and i had so much fun taking a zillion pics in that suite!

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  7. What a lovely post. So full of creativity and playfulness. I loved this!

    Your little artworks a so well put together. Being a mixed media artist myself I know just how much work goes into making montages and collages like that. They look adorable and I hope you hang onto them for the future.

    Have a lovely end to the week.

    xx Charlotta

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  8. Hi sweet friend,

    One of these days you need to offer a giveaway with of one of your wonderful art pieces.

    I have not forgotten about the book! But I won't send it until next week, if that is ok.

    Warm hugs to you,

    Mon

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  9. Oh Michele! I am stunned!

    I had to have a computer-free day yesterday but wish I'd managed a sneak peak here, for I would've then had a much more inspiring day!

    Your art leaves me speechless, I LOVE IT! I feel like it really speaks to me, as does your lovely poem! I love monograms too!

    I am so excited to hear about your Etsy shop!!

    I love your wrapping, and pulley and horse photos. And your pillow fight photo - wonderful and priceless!!

    This whole post, truly, has uplifted me! You are incredible and a huge inspiration to me.

    Yes, here's to a month of new inspiration!

    Have a lovely weekend. Hugs to you.

    Meera xx

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  10. So many beautiful images...thrilled to find and follow your blog this morning!!

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  11. your collage is beautiful. I love your barn pulley find.

    megan
    craftycpa.blogspot.com

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  12. Thank you for participating in the link party.

    Your photos and blog are stunning!!

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  13. Amazing pictures with such inspiration. The Guest Room post/pictures are my favorite.

    Following your blog and will be back often to visit.

    Found your link from Follow On Friday.

    Thank You
    Christy M.

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  14. Calling by from Happy Homemaker UK as participating in Post of the Month and really enjoying meeting everyone else and reading their favourite posts. Lovely photos and inspiration.

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  15. It was so much fun to read all about you and get to know a new friend. I love your style, and am so glad you linked up!

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  16. The pillowfight shot is just awesome! Love that you can see y'alls reflection in the table you had your camera on!

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  17. Love your jump shot & your toe shoes.

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  18. Saying hi from WUW :)
    I love your work one talented miss aint ya!

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  19. Your media pieces are wonderful and I love the shot of you jumping on the bed. Thanks for joining my party.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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