It has been an strange day.. the first three times I printed an image, it was upside down... went to frame the finally printed image and the glass needed to be replaced... and on and on...I am thinking this might be a good point to jump off from work and watch a movie..but I have so much to do... so took a bit of a break and took a few quick snapshots...of stuff ...you get the idea...lol
Now maybe I will visit Pinterest and then get back to work!!
Below is a link to Jane Wynn's post about her piece for the Zeek Gallery.. she finished the story I began in her lovely witty way... which is what I love about Jane's work and the way she thinks...So, here is a picture of the piece and again.. go HERE and read the entire post.
The piece for the Mary Lou Zeek Gallery is ready to go..headed for Oregon... Here is a little story about how it all began. I received this lovely packet from Jane Wynn.. with 3-Four Leaf Clovers .. a sweet printed note and some of her amazing artwork to inspire me.
I LOVE working in specimen boxes and I am sure you have seen my work in these before.. so it just seemed like there had to be a speciman box which would work for this project....so I pulled out on of my last boxes of this size and an old book cover which fit into the box.. So.. now what? Looking around the studio I found a fabulous old Ambrotype of a woman... and she looked stern like a teacher.. but I really loved that part of her dress had peeled off the back of the ambro glass. So.. she was perfect...I added the clovers on top of her image and used ice resin to hold them in place on the glass and as it hardened I added a few pins to make them look as if they were pinned to her bodice.
But the real treasure came as I was building the assemblage layers.. again perusing the studio, my eye hit on an old botanical book, pages from which I had used in other assemblages, flipping through.. I can across the cover page and by goodness.... it was as if the page was just printed for this day. At the top it says Mrs. Lincoln's Botanical Lectures ..which is fabulous.. but at the bottom it was published by HUNTINGTON. Co.... in Boston.. what are the chances... so now I had the perfect layer to go beneath my ambrotype.
Here it the piece before adding the lid.. don't you love Mrs. Lincoln??? And finally with the lid attached and a few additional elements.. it is ready to go...
I do hope MaryLou's final 100 Artist Auction will be a success and this little piece will help... and I want to thank the wonderful Jane Wynn for being my "art partner" ! Jane said she will have some of her piece on her site.. so be sure to check that out,too...