Thursday, April 30, 2009

Dachshund FUN

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When I heard the Melange Team on Etsy weekly challenge word was FUN the first thing I thought of was Little Man, my dachshund. He IS Fun!
I created this mixed media collage with a photo of Little Man which I altered and distressed, vintage dictionary pages, tissue paper, shrink plastic was used to make the little 3 D dachshunds., vintage wallpaper, stamps and ink on a sheet of heavyweight watercolor paper.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

" Ticket to Ride" Mix It Up with Melange" Challenge ~ Ticket

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When I heard the Melange Team on Etsy weekly challenge was TICKET,the first think that popped into my mind was a line from from a Beatles song"'she's got a ticket to ride". I remembered I had a an old London day travel ticket in my stash, then I pulled out some books and magazines from the late 60's to look for items to go with the theme. The image on the right is a gel image transfer from a 1969 Time magazine regarding travel to London, the girl is Twiggy, I know all the boomers remember her, her image is from a book I had from 1966, the stamped birds are a reference to the 60's when girls were called 'birds'.a vintage button and other stamped images complete this piece. After completing it and studying it for a while I realized it looks very much like collaged I did in the 60's......the more things change the more they remain the same.

Visit the melange blog for the weekly prompt, then create a mixed media piece and link to your piece in the blog comments. Anyone is invited to participate, you don't need to be a melange team member.

Friday, April 17, 2009

FREE vintage image

This vintage image from 1926 is from my personal collection. My husbands great-grandfather had a photography studio from the late 1890's through about 1942 located in Oxford,Ms and Holly Springs, Ms during those years. While going through his grandmother's estate in 1997 I found several old boxes of photos of unknown people. Some were studio photos others just snapshots. Naturally I save them..I have no idea who any of these people are except this first it is signed on the back who this young girl was. Maybe you will enjoy using it in your collage,mixed media or altered art.

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Monday, April 13, 2009

New Work

finally completed all the current custom working on some fauve floral and landscape paintings and also working on my mixed media and collage art which I LOVE..have made a huge mess with everything strewn about with the mixed media art..I have a LOT of vintage books, photos, papers, elements..a LOT.LOL

A Fauve floral in acrylics 16"x20"
on etsy FauveStudio shop

Also two new mixed media/collage paintings in my other etsy shop FauveBohemian

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Fauve Landscape # 7

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New acrylic fauve landscape on watercolor paper matted to 16"x20" in an beveled black mat.

Now on etsy