The art of Sue Griffiths at MessieJessie
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Assemblage Assemblage ;)

Thought I’d share these photos I took a couple of weeks ago.  I was waiting for my LED bulbs to arrive for the assemblages I was making. At the time they were all stood together and just looked like a small village, so I thought I’d add some fairy lights and take some photos. I want to make a miniature village now 🙂

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I’ve finished a couple of the pieces, they’re up on my Etsy shop at the moment.  This one is named The Snow Rose.  The dress is made from beautiul vintage silk from a worn out childs dress. The inside lights up from the LED bulbs I was waiting for.

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This piece is called the Moth Princess. I love the colour combination of duck egg blue or a very pale turquoise with gold. I could’nt resist adding the small piece of costume jewelery on the dress.

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I’m trying to finish the others now as they are proving popular.  I Don’t seem to have enough hours in the day.

If you would like to purchase one of these or any of my other works, please visit   my Etsy Shop. My Etsy shop also has several other art dress assemblages for sale, I hope you enjoy viewing them. If you have any queries about this piece or any of the other pieces in my Etsy shop or, would like further information about Messie Jessie, please feel free to contact me via a “convo” through my Etsy shop or via e-mail at info@messiejessie.co.uk .

November 25, 2014   2 Comments

Etsy News: Sell On Etsy App

The current version of the Etsy app for Android will be the last that supports seller functionality. Etsy have released an updated version of the app last week.

The new Etsy Seller App

The new Etsy Seller App.

The Sell on Etsy app for Android has all the seller functionality currently available in the Etsy app and more.

We’ve recently bought a tablet PC (I know we’re late getting on-board 😉 ) and putting it together with this new app is great for managing Sue’s Etsy shop.No more having to

  • go to the room with the PC, switch it on and go make a cup of tea whilst the whole thing boots up;
  • fetch the laptop, find the battery has run out, having to find the cables and having to sit where it can be plugged (and of course not letting ones lap get overheated 😉 ).

Now, with the almost instant start up of the tablet, we can just pick the tablet up off the coffee table and get on with it.

Only one drawback so far, the quality of the camera. Picture clarity is great but the colour balance is not good.  So, we’re still having to use a separate camera but, its no problem to pop the SD card form the camera into the tablet. And of course, with handy photo and batch editing apps, sorting out the photos is no problem.

Batch Renamer, get from the Google Play store for free.

Batch Renamer, get it free   from the Google Play store .

Batch Image Converter, get from the Google Play store for free.

Batch Image Converter, get free from the Google Play store .

If you’d like to have a go at the new Etsy Seller App you can get here.

More from Sue soon.

October 28, 2014   No Comments

Gathering Assemblage Materials

Popped into our local boot sale today and found some lovely fabric treasures for my future assemblage projects. Found them in my favourite stall (its a beautiful shop, full of all sorts in a container, I love it. Check it out here).

Not sure what sort of assemblage dress or piece they’ll end up as but, for now I’m just going to enjoy them.

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art dress assemblage 08

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October 7, 2014   2 Comments

Jan Gardner Colour Workshop

A couple of weeks ago I enjoyed a colour workshop at Oriel Ynys Môn, with the artist Jan Gardner, who is currently exhibiting there. I really enjoyed the workshop and Jan’s personality is as colourful and exiting as her work. We we explored colour and mixed media which, I’m sure you’ll know, is a favourite with me. Jan’s  current exhibition is called “Stories of Stillness” and runs until the 3rd of August. These are some of her wonderful creations.

Jan Gardner-To Take Me There-Mixed Media

To Take Me There

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Branault Sunset

Jan Gardner

Jan Gardner

My attempts  – didn’t get anything finished, but I must say I came away inspired!

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July 25, 2014   No Comments

Wire Lilly Wedding Bouquet #2

Just updating you with a few more pics of my sisters wedding bouquet. It needs to be finished tonight as the wedding is on Saturday. Really looking forward to it. Will share with some photos later.

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June 24, 2014   1 Comment

Wire Lilly Wedding Bouquet

My sister is getting married in a couple of weeks, I’m really excited for her and, so looking forward to the wedding. Last year I made a bouquet for my friend’s daughter, so my sister wondered if I would do one for her. Of course I said yes and of course I’ve left it to the last moment.

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It’s different to Cassie’s bouquet. This one is just going to be a couple of lilies. My sister lost her fifteen year old daughter Jade to cancer six years ago, and her favourite flowers were lilies, so these need to be special.

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I’ve shaped them using wire, and I’m covering them with fabrics that belonged to Jade, emotional but, I’m glad I can do this for my sister.

Pop back soon to see how they come on.

June 17, 2014   No Comments