Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Échantillons provenant de mon studio

Shadow Boxes

  • pearls, vintage buttons and lace
  • ticket stubs
  • antique music paper
  • nests and eggs
  • scrabble tiles
  • paper and photographs from vintage Life magazines
  • metal embellishments (lock and key)
  • Eiffel Tower label

Small Collages

  • glitter stones
  • stamps, seals, tags and labels
  • pearls
  • raffia
  • antique paper

Fairy Jars

  • Crystal stone trim
  • Seashells
  • glitter, glitter stones, sequins, metal embellishments (lock and key)
  • pink flower
  • ticket stub
  • vintage paper doll
  • vintage rick-rack and ribbon

Large Collages

  • vintage ribbon, seals, pearls
  • vintage photographs ('camping scene' photo taken from antique book; Marilyn Monroe photos taken from vintage Life magazines)
  • scrabble tiles
These are a few samples from my studio art room that is nestled under the staircase in our home. Mum and I are hoping to rent a table at a local craft sale this summer/fall, and we are sorting through our completed (and half-completed!) art projects. Since it was raining today and I had the day off of work, it was the perfect time to surround myself with supplies, put in my favourite c.d., and take some pictures. I have posted collages of a few of them today and I will post the others over the next few days (blogger can only hold so much!) I also hope to start my own Etsy shop in the next few weeks, so keep your eyes out for my next new projects. I have just started creating some composition books that will be perfect to turn into journals or sketch books. So far, they have been covered in Bohemia paper and have glittered words and initials on them. I will add the next few embellishments to make each one unique and one-of-a-kind (and all ready to fly from the French Nest to your nest!)

I've been fortunate enough to come across or have been given little snippets of the past...I love anything from another era. My great-grandfather's small deck of playing cards have been used as an embellishment in my shadow boxes and on my composition books, vintage lace and buttons from my great-grandmother have also been used as decorative touches and I always keep an eye out for vintage photographs and postcards at garage sales.

It's that little bit of personalization that gives life to art and makes them as unique as the person who will find joy in them.


Sheila said...

You are creative..!
These all look so sweet and interesting too. I'm sure you will do well on Etsy.

Southern Heart said...

You are quite talented...every one of your photos today is just gorgeous! I love how you've used personal items, too. I wish I had that level of creativity...I should try my hand at it, too!

I agree that your art should do very well on Etsy!



Rosemary said...

I love your work. It's so pretty. I think you should do quite well with your shop and craft fair in the fall.
Can't wait to check out your esty shop.

Q said...

Dear French Nest,
Oh Dear Heart I see another box coming your way!
Vintage rick racks??
Vintage trim of all sorts??
My mother and grandmother sowed and I have way too many pieces of this and thats from them.
You will do very well on Etsy!
Years ago I did garden crafting with dried herbs and pressed flowers from the gardens. I made paper from the junk mail that came.
Burned up a couple of blenders.
So very fun and use-able art!

madrekarin said...

Really beautiful work. The Fairy Jars are genius! What a treat to behold.

Vallen said...

My goodness, those are all so beautiful. I don't think I've been fortunate enough in the past to see the work you do. Very impressive. good luck.

Rose Mary said...

What great pictures! I love the shadow boxes. Good luck with your shop--I'm looking forward to seeing it!

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