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Art Group Success

guiness birds

Sculpture of Birds in Flight made from old Guiness cans

 Each Monday I teach an art group and each year they enter the competition at the Oriel Mon Gallery, here on the Isle of Anglesey.  Each year several of the group have their work accepted but, this year one of the group won the major prize with the work shown here and it has been sold.  Others in the group also sold pieces  and we’ve all been very excited.  Congrats to everybody!!!

guiness birds
Shadows cast by the Birds in Flight

 I did like the way the piece was lit, the shadows it cast on the nearby wall were very  intriguing.

 

 

January 27, 2012   No Comments

Assemblage – Elizabeth (Elizabeth Bennet Pride & Prejudice)

Elizabeth Bennet

Pride and Prejudice is a novel by Jane Austen, first published in 1813, it is the inspiration for my latest assemblage dress. The story follows the main character Elizabeth Bennet as she deals with issues of manners, upbringing, morality, education and marriage in the society of the landed gentry of early 19th-century England. Elizabeth is the second of five daughters of a country gentleman, living near the fictional town of Meryton in Hertfordshire, near London.

Elizabeth Bennet

To findout more about the author – Jane Austen and the novel, try these Wikipedia pages – the author or the novel .  If you would like to read the novel, it is avilable free and in several different formats, here at the wonderful Project Gutenberg.

Elizabeth (Pride & Prejudice)

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Available in out Etsy store or our own online shop

November 11, 2011   2 Comments

Assemblage – Alice (Drink Me)

The assemblage as a closed book

I was given a tiny old 1930’s encyclopedia and loved the size of it.  So, I just thought of Alice in Wonderland, where she enters a minature world.

The assemblage opened

When I took the photos for our online shop and Etsy store the sun was out and I managed to get some good photos in the natural light.  Here are some of the extra photos I took but have not been used on Etsy.

Alice (Drink Me)

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November 2, 2011   No Comments

Assemblage – Another Stolen Moment

I’m enjoying playing with book sculptures at the moment and love the idea of little theater sets.

Another Stolen Moment

In the next few pieces I want to create drama and atmosphere in the pieces.

Another Stolen Moment

As usual this assemblage is available in my online shop or Etsy store

 

 

October 9, 2011   2 Comments

Collage

Taking a break from the assemblage dresses today, put together another collage.

Collage

Collage detail 1

Collage detail 2

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October 3, 2011   2 Comments

Assemblage Art Dress Made From Paper and Fabric – Cathy ( CathyEarnshaw – Wuthering Heights)

Assemblage Art Dress Made From Paper and Fabric - Cathy ( CathyEarnshaw - Wuthering Heights)

Assemblage Art Dress Made From Paper and Fabric - Cathy ( CathyEarnshaw - Wuthering Heights)

Carrying on with my theme of famous female characters from well known novels, here is the newest addition to the collection – Cathy.  I’m sure she needs no introduction, as you’ll recognise her from the title of this post.  But, in case you rushed in, Cathy is from Wuthering Heights, a novel by Emily Brontë published in 1847. It was her only novel and written between December 1845 and July 1846.
Assemblage Art Dress Made From Paper and Fabric - Cathy ( CathyEarnshaw - Wuthering Heights)

Assemblage Art Dress Made From Paper and Fabric - Cathy ( CathyEarnshaw - Wuthering Heights)

Cathy is known for being a free spirit, loving the moors. Some say she was a wild creature and the dress has been made to look as if it were unkempt form being worn out on the moors and, the jacket included as the first thing she found to throw over her shoulders as she ran out the door.
Assemblage Art Dress Made From Paper and Fabric - Cathy ( CathyEarnshaw - Wuthering Heights)

Assemblage Art Dress Made From Paper and Fabric - Cathy ( CathyEarnshaw - Wuthering Heights)

Was it a love story? Perhaps, but I think its also many other things.  If you would like to find out more about the novel try clicking here to visit the Wikipedia page or, to read the story on line, dowload it to your PC or other media device try clicking here .

Meanwhile, please enjoy this gallery of additional photos.

Cathy Earnshaw (Wuthering Heights)

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September 27, 2011   4 Comments