Sunday, September 19, 2010

Found Photo

I love finding things. I especially love to find something that tells a story. A great find could be an object that is worn down from being handled too often, or a photo that gives a momentary peek into someone else's life. This photo I bought this at an antique sale. I love the shy pride that a child exhibits when their photo is taken, the bottled up excitement of a birthday visible on their blushing cheeks. This little girl in her conical birthday hat, her perfectly starched dress and shiny patent leather shoes, looks down in a moment of internal joy at the thought of the approaching party... at least that is a possible story...

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Steamboat Interiors

So this might seem like a random topic, but I came across these images of steam boat interiors of the late 1800's while searching for images for yesterday's post. I had to share them because I think they are so surreal. I also thought Miss Essential Monsters might enjoy them. And perhaps you will too...

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Home Away from Home

I've been dreaming lately about a little home away from home, a place that is small and magical where one can sip tea, read a book and curl up under a hundred year old quilt made of pink and red silks. My friend Shannon sent me a few of these pics and some others are from this pretty cool UK publication called Shedworking. I hope to build something like this for myself someday!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Image Transfer Class at Folio Studio

Come take a class this Saturday on Image Transfers. Learn the best techniques for applying found text and images to paper, canvas, fabric, wood and more. Great for beginners and seasoned artists alike! Add depth and dimension to your paintings, collages, book and paper art projects!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Shadow Boxing at Saffron & Genevieve

Last night's Shadow Boxing class at Saffron & Genevieve was wonderful!!!! The shop was the perfect setting to inspire and the women had incredible energy, creativity and courage!
I am always impressed by what people make in a workshop. In a meagre 3 hours of collecting ephemera, composing objects and sipping wine, at the end each woman had created a one of a kind piece of art that is truly exquisite.

This Alice inspired box sat upside down while drying which makes perfect sense in Wonderland.

There are more pictures on Saffron & Genenvieve's Facebook page. Some of which are really great and show these women and their work in better detail! Thank you all for a wonderful class!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Sketchbook Project

I just signed up for the Sketchbook Project after hearing about it from several friends. Maybe this will make be faithful to one book!