Tuesday, September 8, 2009

feeling fall...

Despite the fact that it's still about 90 degrees outside...I've been feeling fall in my studio lately. Over the weekend I met up with my sister in Charleston and stayed with her dear friends on the idyllic, Daniel Island. We trolled around King St. Saturday and ended the day with some yogurt and a mani/pedi that was waaaay overdue. Yesterday we drove over to Sullivan's Island to eat at Poe's for lunch...a fun place to take visitors. I took my sister this belated birthday gift. I'm not sure if it's quite the folksy/tramp art I had envisioned, but It was fun to make. I embedded the names of her family in with all the bric-a-brac.
pls. excuse the generic photo that came with frame.



Kinda gaudy, huh? I'm hoping its sooo crazy, that its good.

Anyhoo...now I'm working on an all white similar number for my mom-who won't be reading this as she's at an artist's workshop in Colorado! If your birthday is next, wait for it...you're probably getting one too. Then, this afternoon, I made this....
I had broken an old milk glass pedestal dish awhile back and it became the perfect little base for a new art and found nest. This nest includes lots of vintage millinery flowers and leaves, old lace and netting, glass baubles, an antique frozen charlotte doll head, feathers, and whatever else I had nearby. I'm going to be really sad when the day comes that I can no longer find these old spun cotton birds-new ones just won't do. xo

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Love the tramp art frame, Katie! :) Can't wait to see you guys on Friday night. A.

Michelle said...

The frame is just right. What do you use for glue? And what are all those little green things? Seeds?

chloejessica said...

I LOVE the frame! I want one! I always love your work! So cute! :)

countrymummy said...

The frame is gorgeous, so many elements to look at. Can I be boring and ask what adhesive you use? I'm just starting to collage and I have glue 'issues'.

charlotte said...

I'll bring my junk over and we can play, 'kay? Seriously coolest fun here! xoC

pammalu said...

busy little miss! love the frame love the nest with milk glass pedestal .... love love love.
sorry it's still so hot there but you are making it a lovely fallishness with your pretties!!!
xo
pamma

amy said...

It is SOOOO CRAZY GOOD!!! What a treasure! I would be buried with that thing if I was Jennifer!

XO,
Amy Z