Thursday, February 13, 2014

Day of the Dead miniatures

El Dia de los Muertos is NEVER out of season around my household ( or in my studio)...  sugar skulls and catrinas are displayed and hand-crafted year round!  But it had never occurred to me to make the little figures to go into the matchbox shrines that I adore so much until...

Last year, I joined in on a shrine swap hosted by the fabulous and I found a new love of creating these tiny little sculpts of clay and wire...  I am ABSOLUTELY hooked!  Hope you enjoy !

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Just finished a new assemblage that I am proud of...  one of those pieces that you just can't stop working on once you get it in your head (yes, I can be a TAD bit art obsessed).  Hope you like it... it's titled "PEACE WITHIN" and the meaning of peace within for me is that I truly believe that peace within can only begin when your heart and your head work together in harmony.


I started with a tiny steampunk heart I sculpted out of polymer clay.  That was added to a some of the inner workings of a vintage pocket watch.                                                                      
 Then , I fashioned a tiny steampunk head out of a Retro Café Head Shrine and some more of those pocket watch pieces...   
 ...all was added to a thrift store shadow box that I aged and then backed with the cover of a vintage book (which was cut to size). To finish it, we go back to Retro Café for a tiny plaque (from a pack of label pull style frames) which was decopauged with vintage song lyrics and rubbed with gilder's paste and a scavenged metal piece off of an old window frame.  I like the way it all came together-  I hope you do too!  Namaste!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

"Creative Spark" fairy for the RetroCafe Art Gallery fairy swap


Hello! and thanks for joining me... I am very new to this whole blogging thing, so hang in there with me and I'll do my best to post things that I find inspiring and creative- in the hopes that you'll be inspired too!  I'll share my art , my processes, and sneek peeks into my studio too- if you are interested....