Monday, March 26, 2007

Functional art

I am a woman who uses power tools. I used to be terrified of the noise that powertools make and wouldn't go near them. When I was a little girl, my Dad could set the circular saw in the doorway and I wouldn't dare go in the workshop to bother him while he worked. It's taken quite a long time, but as long as it is me making the noise, it doesn't bother me too much. I went out to the workshop and built this little shelf. I added a digitally reproduced collage that I had done. The woman in the collage is a distant cousin of mine and the picture was taken in the 1920's. I have renamed her Madeline and have used her in several pieces. I like her saucy attitude.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Girls are smarter than boys

This original collage features a girl explaining to a little boy that girls are smarter than boys and is done on an old blue chalkboard. He just thumbs his nose at her. The collage is made with a page from a vintage dictionary that has been aged and stamped with ink. The key word on the left column is intelligential which is quite fitting to the piece. I have also used a reproduction vintage postcard and scrapbook paper. I realize the quote is stating the obvious, but it's not obvious to EVERYONE!

Sunday, March 4, 2007

Chocolate-stealing fairy

For the life of me, I couldn't figure out where all of my chocolate had disappeared to. I was almost certain that I had not eaten it, but it was most certainly GONE! Since I did not think I had eaten it, I figured that someone else had. I looked closely around the chocolate bowl and saw tiny footprints. I could see the footprints because they were all chocolaty! I decided to set a trap to catch the little beggar and wouldn't you know, I caught this adorable little fairy. Of course, she denied steeling my chocolate, but I caught her red-handed, or should I say chocolate-handed. Truth be told, this little fairy is really me when I was 2 years old and, yes, I am a professed chocolate thief. Guard your chocolate!!