Friday, April 25, 2008

Club Assignment #24

We haven’t had a meeting for a couple of months, so it was great to get together and catch up. This time our assignment was to alter a wooden calendar from the dollar store, and it was amazing what people came up with. Karen used calking and spoons to create a shrine. Corey turned hers into a brainstorming kit for journaling, and Sharon came up with a sled pulled by two German Shepherds that she painted to look like Huskies. That one really made me laugh.
I think I was the only one who kept the calendar intact though. Actually what I ended up doing was buying two more calendars so I could interchange the pieces. I also used a printing wheel from an old IBM Selectric, covered two wood triangles with stamped and embossed paper, and incorporated a printing block. This block is a generic thank you note for a wedding gift. Imagine not taking the time to express your gratitude in writing!
The element I like best is the iridescent broach in the middle. I bought it 25 years ago from a store on Fourth Avenue in Vancouver. The woman who made it was born the same day in the same year as me, and I’ve always looked on it as talisman. I don’t wear it any more, so I decided to give the broach its own shrine instead of letting it languish away in a drawer. I call this piece The Meditation Machine, which doesn’t make a whole lot of sense, but I liked the sound of it. (Artistic license, you know).
Next month’s challenge is to alter some reading glasses. I don’t have a clue what to do with this one, but I’d like to think outside the box on this one if possible.

3 comments:

juneh said...

Truly a creative work of art! I love it! Where did last evening go...I don't think I really got to chat with you :(....
But maybe that was because I was beside Mary... :D

Dale said...

what a great club you are part of here! How exciting to be able to work together with so many other creative ladies (and gents?) and work together on a theme. I bet it's totally inspiring to work together like that, and collaborate. *totally jealous* lol.

Your calender looks totally great. I love the pieces you used here.

Anonymous said...

this looks great mom.