Thursday, July 23, 2009
In Search Of Broken Glass and Rusty Things
This past Saturday (July 18, 2009) we had our monthly Milwaukee ATC live trade, and our theme was "Found Objects" which normally I would be right on top of, but due to lack of time, I only finished one card in the theme. This was made with broken window glass from my sister's farm, attached to the collage with Diamond Glaze so the images below would show through clearly. I tried to cover up any sharp edges with Scribbles dimensional fabric paint (which isn't the easiest line to control, hence the big green splort). The vintage fellow at the center is from the Ten Two Studios Little Brown Things collage sheet.
On Sunday, I got together with fellow mixed media artists, Gary, Kathi & Don, to walk my sister's pastures picking up trash and rusty things. It's nice to have comrades-in-art who think that poking around in manure-strewn countryside for rusty nails and broken glass is a fun way to spend a Sunday! My sister only asked that she have first dibs on broken china, horseshoe nails, and buried treasure. Since we were carrying what looked like feed buckets, the horses kept following us to see what we were doing and whether we had anything edible. If you don't like fiddling with slideshows, here's the static Flickr set.