Friday, December 05, 2008

Parting with my treasures

As an experiment, I’ve decided to sell some of my 3-D work and assemblages at the Jolly Christmas Sale tomorrow. It’s also an exercise in trying to part with work I care about, and haven’t wanted to sell up until this point. I really don’t know whether or not people will be interesting in buying one of my pieces, but it will be interesting to see if they do.
This doll—Angelica—is a favorite of mine. I made her as a Dollar Store Challenge a while back in Carmi’s Extraordinary Mixed Up Media Artists club. We were each given a tiny stuffed doll to alter. As soon as I saw it, I knew I was going to have to wrap mine in something. I covered the doll in tin foil, wound plaster strips around it, then painted and embellished to my heart’s content.
One of the reasons I loved making Angelica is that the whole piece just seemed to take on a life of its own. She told me what she wanted to look like, and then I went from there. That’s the way it is with most of my work I think.
If you’re interested in coming to the Jolly Christmas Sale, it’s from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow at the Zion Church Cultural Centre, 1650 Finch Avenue East in Toronto. For directions on how to get there, just follow this link.

P.S. To find out who is selling what, check out Carmi’s blog.


martha brown said...

Oh, I just love her! I wish that I could come.... but i think that I should be baking for my party next weekend.....

Lisa PN said...

What great work!
I was at the Crafternoon Tea event this past weekend and i met your sister and she told me about your blog, and what a wonderful blog it is!
Good luck on your show this weekend, i am getting ready for two shows that i will be doing, so i won't be able to make it, but i hope it all goes well!


Ronna said...

Wish I could be there!