Saturday, July 26, 2014

Rusty junk -- my favorite art form

Old tractor chain -- rich in patina, texture, structure, history -- so fun to play with!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Vintage Wood Frame and Wire Tree Jewelry Holder

Holds lots of necklaces and bracelets -- chicken wire backing holds earrings
                                                    (now available in my ETSY shop)

Friday, July 11, 2014

Trio of assemblage art shadowboxes




  What to do when it's just too hot to go outside?
Wallow in the junk stash! (thankfully it's cool in my garage workshop)



Sunday, July 6, 2014

Happy Birthday to my sweet cowgirl

Happiest of birthday wishes missy
you are my special angel
who constantly inspires and amazes me

with your kindness and humor

intelligence, courage and talent
and SO much more!  May all your dreams come true!!  XOXO

(The white horse is Cody who is over 25 years old--he is so sweet and a such a miracle--he was attacked by pitbulls and had over 600 stitches and not expected to live, but he's a survivor and now happily grazes in a beautiful pasture all day. The paint horse my missy is training on is Sunny--another special sweetie)

Sunday, June 29, 2014

South Georgia backroads dereliction

Cruising down a quiet backroad near Quitman Georgia

this lovely old homestead appeared

looking very lonely and much the worse for wear

ravaged by time and missing porches and architectural trims

I was thinking of stopping to ask neighboring folks (always so kind and friendly) about the history of this old place but realized I was just procrastinating the trip home. The drive to SW Florida gets longer every time--but some backroads wandering always makes it more fun.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Rusty wire nest in vine

Fun for displaying favorite little junk-tiques


or photos



and even jewelry! (I love that funk-tionality!!)

This new wire project sold shortly after posting it on Etsy (and Pinterest). I'm finally starting to get my creative mojo cranked up after taking a break--and am totally excited about the upcoming shows this fall--I may add more, but for now Etsy is keeping me pretty busy. (click on each show on my sidebar for the links)

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

FANCY FLEA show photos

The show was absolutely packed with all the best in antique/garden/art/chippy and cool treasures!









Lots of creativity in tent design....



....and everyone goes all out in their displays.
It was unusually hot though, especially if you weren't under a shade tree. I don't remember it ever being that hot in April but the show is also held in the fall which should be cooler!
Check out "ONE SHABBY OLD HOUSE" blog to see Becky's fabulous photos of the Fancy Flea show.


I got to see another spectacular Sarasota sunset and watch porpoises playing offshore which always makes the trip complete.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

"THE FANCY FLEA" Vintage Home & Garden Market, Plant City FL

So glad to be heading to Florida again---these are just a few of the things (wire sculpture, wood and metal assemblage) that I'll be bringing to the show April 25th and 26th at the Strawberry Festival Fairgrounds in Plant City (see HERE for details and HERE for Facebook page)---the show is sold out as approx 300 vendors will be attending---my booth is #162.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Easter centerpiece assemblage

Using a decorative metal lamp base, funnel, lamp center rod, round wire rack, piece of chicken wire and small glass bottles--



I assembled and adhered all securely, formed the chicken wire cloche, wired the bottles for hanging, and added some white berry sprigs, my mercury glass pearl-edged nest, and a pearl cross to complete this Easter centerpiece....which can be changed out per season or occasion by adding different elements.


Easter Blessings to you!!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Repurposed vintage automobilia salvage mirrors

Here is the finished project---I love the muted orange and rusty patina---and the overall industrial look.



These old truck/auto/bus (?)  light bezels just shouted 'mirror'!


So with just a few materials (an old electronics cable, epoxy and  some 8" mirrors from the craft store) and several days of patience waiting for different stages of glue to dry-- it was a fairly easy project.
The rubber cable was cut and adhered around the opening to provide a gasket cushion and also a better surface to then glue in the mirror (I like the reliability and strength of epoxy for most projects).
Some of the seemingly easiest projects can turn into lengthy, small detail challenges....but luckily not this one!