Sunday, July 24, 2011

Time Cycle Cigar Box

Ok, here is what I've done today. This is cigar box 2 . Its not finished but well on the way. Another play on words and family photos. I thought I'd add some flowers as a friend has inspired me with her wonderful art and love of flowers.

I have to work on the building and a few other tweeks will get this little box finished by friday...hopefully!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Just for Interest

Seeing I'm on the "Time" travelling theme I just thought I would put these pictures of my ceramic work in today. These were done a few years ago and I found the pictures while searching for things to put onto my cigar boxes.

It's interesting how we forget what we have done before and the road we have travelled.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Once Upon A Time

Once upon a time there was a girl with dreams. Her first day at school, her first love ,a wondrous adventure overseas,  children. What happened to this girl who became a woman.

Ah yes...Time! So if your wondering what I've been doing with my time.....yippeeee... playing and drawing and making art apart from my jewellery. I LOVE collage, altered art,mixed media and assemblage and the past few months I had this idea of getting some old cigar boxes and doing something???with them.
I jumped onto eBay and bought 3 lovely boxes so I could make a series. So here is the first result.

In this series of Cigar Box, Altered Art, Mixed Media assemblage I am exploring the journey of time and family.
The first box is of my mother and her first day of school with all the expectations of life she had.
You can see I have given her a crown to symbolize her matriarch stance in the family. The butterfly symbolizes change and the clock for Time passing.

I'm making three boxes and they will be on exhibition at Stonehouse Gallery, 103 Yarra Street, Warrandyte Victoria, Australia for the month of August 2011