Thursday, December 03, 2009

Almost Midnight

I haven’t been doing any assemblage lately because I’ve been focusing on Photoshop. But I really like this one I did a few weeks ago called After Midnight which includes the rusted back of a nametag and a china doll missing a leg that I ordered from Jennifer Pearson Vanier.
Jennifer has all sorts of nifty stuff for collage and assemblage at The Milkhouse Gallery in Prescott, Ontario and CTV did a feature on Jennifer and her husband Marty a few months back I really enjoyed watching.
Now where was I? Oh yes, Photoshop and assemblage. I’ve been busy creating, printing and framing some new pictures and as usual, framing makes me gnarly. Fed up with dust motes and fingerprints trapped under glass, I sat down to play in Photoshop and became completely absorbed. When I finally came up for air, I shifted to get more comfortable and, well, there was the musical sound of glass shattering under my rear end.

How could I have possibly spent all that time framing and then sat down on a finished piece without realizing it? No point in being annoyed though. I think things like this happen for a reason …i.e. stay focused on the task at hand (or wherever). It also made me realize how much I’ve missed doing assemblage. I have some great ideas that involve an oil tin and a chemistry beaker (also from Jennifer), but time will only tell if I follow through.
P.S. If you live in the Toronto area and can make it, our annual Extra-Ordinary Jolly Christmas Sale is happening this Saturday December 5th 2009 from 10 am till 4 pm at the Swansea Town Hall, 95 Lavinia Avenue, Toronto Ontario M6S 3H9. Hope to see you there! I’ll be flogging my wares, or more precisely wearing my flogs …whatever that means.

8 comments:

Godelieve said...

Amazing! Everything turnes into art in your hands!
Love the rust & blue together.

spindelmaker said...

Oh, I just love this piece! The colors, the composition, the mood, everything. It is so lovely! Please tell me if you want to sell it!

Jennifer Pearson Vanier said...

I love what you've created! I'm glad you are having fun with your treasures. Wish I lived closer and could visit the sale. I'm sure it will be a success.

Irene said...

We'll be there.

martha brown said...

This is great, Susan! I can't wait to see you wearing your flogs :)

me again said...

I wonder, are your flogs for sale?
:-)
Looking forward to tomorrow.....
==lennie==

Sandy Michelle said...

Hey girl, What a charming piece! I haven't been crafting lately either. It seems so much easier to just tinker around with graphics indeed. I hope to see you at Marthas' next week and thanks for the sweet congrats!!!

Sandy xox

La Dolce Vita said...

OH I HAVE MISSED SO MUCH! been slaving on my show...
love your assemblage, your bird time is spectacular!!
and I will check out your linkies! ciao bella!