Featured On

March 31, 2010

Alice and company

I finally finished the Alice in Wonderland shadow box!  Painting all those stripes nearly did me in.  This is another one that I'm saving for the Bats Day show.   Here are some pictures:

I've got a few new ideas brewing for shadow boxes.  I think the next one I'm going to start working on is going to be the parlor of a Victorian spiritualist.  I found a small plastic doll chair that if I cover in velvet will look perfect so I decided to build a theme around it. 

Also need to start working on an outfit for the Bats Day Black Market.  I want something fun, fabulous and just a bit over the top of my every day dressing.

March 20, 2010

Witches, Doll Parts, and Alice

I finished the shadow box about the Salem Witch Trials. This one actually came out better than I expected. I've been working on a small curio shelf filled with doll parts. (Funny, just as I finished typing that Doll Parts by Hole came on the radio.) I think I'll save that one for the show. I've wanted to do an Alice in Wonderland shadow box and then the Tim Burton movie came out and Alice stuff is everywhere but I already have the stuff so I think I may start that one next. I still haven't seen the Tim Burton movie, I have to go next week; I'll call it research. ;)

March 17, 2010

Broken bones, Bela Lugosi, and slacker assistants

Last week was just crazy. My boyfriend called me because he thought he had broken his ankle and needed me to take him to the emergency on Wednesday and yup, he broke it all right. They admitted him right away because he was going to need surgery. Two screws and a metal plate later he is unable to put any pressure at all on it for at least 6 weeks. Since we don’t live close to each other and his home isn’t situated for wheelchairs he is in an assisted living rehab place for the duration. I stayed with him until Sunday to get him settled and I will be going up there on weekends to see him.

Now that I’m back home I’m back to creating I’m so behind on items for Bat’s Days. I did finish this last week and posted it to Etsy today

I  had my assistant helping out today.  See how busy she was. ;)
I was going through Netflix watch instantly movies and I found this movie, Alice by Czech director Jan Svankmajer. I haven’t seen Tim Burton’s version yet but this one was surreal and dark. If you are a fan of all things Wonderland than I highly recommend it.

I’m working on a shadow box that is about the Salem Witch Trials. I’m almost done; hopefully I will be posting it this week.

March 03, 2010

The Lady of the House of Love

This weekend was a bust on the thrift storing but I’ve got the bug so I’m going to have to get out there soon. Who knows what kind of wonderful things are waiting to be repurposed or if I’m really lucky what kind of crazy kitsch items I may find.

I did get to go out to dinner with the boyfriend we went to our favorite Thai food place. It’s one of those places where they have all the beautiful carved woodwork, a bubbling water fountain and the perfect background music. We are always a little sleepy and dreamy when we leave that place. Oh and they have the most perfect house salad!

So I finally was able to post the Angela Carter shadow box to Etsy. I had to fight a computer virus to do so but I won in the end. I thought I was going to have to resort to Geek Squad but I was finally able to figure out how to get rid of it. Not that it was so difficult I’m just that slow when it comes to that kind of thing. Here are a few pictures:

Haven’t worked on anything new this week but tomorrow it’s back to work!