Category Archives: Assemblage

Lucky Town

I love tools and I love building things. So when I found this vintage Stanley tool box at an antique store closing sale, I snapped it right up. My first inspiration was to use this hand colored map with a … Continue reading

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The Necessity of Having Lots of Stuff

The customs agent looked at my list and eyed me suspiciously. “Brass hardware??” “Yes”, I said, and happily held up my small plastic bag of delicious patina. Clearly he did not understand my enthusiasm. I had just spent hours inside … Continue reading

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Transformation

I love before and afters: the boring one bedroom house that becomes a charming cottage with new paint, a picket fence, some flowers. Or the pallets upcycled into headboards, tables and bookshelves. I had transformation in mind when I saw … Continue reading

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Following a Thread of Inspiration

Last Friday my beloved and I celebrated our 2 year anniversary. Since we are both artists, we enjoy including handmade gifts. I was inspired by a postage stamp of this painting by Charles Demuth to create an assemblage with the … Continue reading

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Finding True North

From the moment I saw the derelict heater at Island Recycling, I knew what I wanted to make from it. I saw the parts rearranged, painted and repurposed into an altar. The details did not become apparent until I began … Continue reading

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Inspiration

The robins were singing their rain song this morning. Though I knew it meant a change in the weather, my spirits lifted at the sound. Spring is happening. New beginnings. More light. Inspiration. My trusty Winston Dictionary, College Edition 1944 … Continue reading

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Entering the Void

My pre-Christmas time was a frenzy. I wasn’t shopping. I was creating. Fortunately, I had started back in October and my ideas were steadily gaining momentum. They were ambitious ideas. Exciting ideas. Playful ideas. My mission: to create small assemblages … Continue reading

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