Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Flea Market Finds

Ooooooooooooooh! I went to the Hadley Flea Market (a.k.a. Olde Hadleigh Flea Market) in Hadley, MA Sunday. Only had time to go down about 2 rows of vendors but made a great haul. 6 new boxes for $15! Now, I just have to find time to turn them into art. More to come.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Paris, Squirrel, Chinese Laundry, Needlework

MORE new art. It's tourist season and I'm working extra hard right now in an effort to add new work to the gallery at Shelburne Arts Co-op. I'm so very lucky to be part of this great arts cooperative. A magical mix of fine arts and crafts and wonderful member artists. If you're visiting Western Massachusetts, Shelburne Falls will be a treat! For more info on the co-op, go to: www.ShelburneArtsCoop.com

CHINESE LAUNDRY $60. (Framed piece - can be hung or placed on a table.)SOLD

Sunday, August 2, 2009

MORE New Boxes



Yep - there's a tiny bird in that birdcage! Click on photos to enlarge.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Ideas, Art Journals

I've been creating my boxes since 1998 and have made more than 400. I'm always looking for new ideas for box themes, and occasionally make lists of ideas in my art journals. I just spent some time browsing through old journals, gleaning ideas from those old lists, and now I'm ready to go to work. If you have any ideas for box themes, I'd love to hear them.

I also came across some other lists - miscellaneous lists I make while traveling - lists of humorous road signs... A few years ago when I accompanied my daughter to Houston, where she would live for a couple years, my list included the following:
*BEANPOT CAMPGROUND - "fart with friends" (somewhere in TN)
*Microsurgical Vasectomy Reversal
*UWITHME (this on a license plate)
*EN-G-NRD (on a license plate on I-81, "Virginia Technical Corridor")
*BUCKSNORT (town in TN)
*"BAY WASH" and "WASHING WELL" (2 different car washes in TN)
*"STANDING STONE" and "ROCK ISLAND" (adjacent state parks in...wait for it...TENNESSEE)
*"KEEP EAST TEXAS PURDY" (billboard in Marshall, TX)
*"GRAVES GUNS" (Texas...)
*"Mr. 98cents" (I guess less is more in Texas)

I wonder how the people from those states view the signs they see in the Northeast? What have you seen on the road lately that makes you chuckle?