The art of Sue Griffiths at MessieJessie
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Assemblage book sculpture From Paper and Fabric – The Ballerina

I’ve made a couple of small book assemblages recently, “Alice” and this one “The Ballerina”.

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The Ballerina

I listed “Alice” on Etsy first and the customer who bought her asked, could I make something similar but in a ballerina style. So I made “The Ballerina” and although she is already sold I still wanted to share her with you.

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Commissioned as a partner for “Alice”

It’s a piece for a young ballerina so I hope she’s pleased with it. I want to try and find more of these small books, they’re like little pocket books similar to a pocket dictionary.

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I wonder if the inclusion of these little shoes is becoming a trade mark?

Anyway back to work, I’m really busy at the moment playing catch up with everything and an other commission to complete.

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The colours in this piece are some of my favourites.

If you would like to purchase any of my work, please visit my 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 .

December 2, 2013   No Comments

Art Assemblage Tin -Le Cirque

Another little tin box assemblage.

Another little tin box assemblage.

This art assemblage tin came about after my little trip around the net, looking for inspiration and ending up at the circus. The colours I chose for this piece were not my usual colour palette but, I felt the colours on the outside of the tin called for something flamboyant.

The outside of this tin is more colorful than those I've previously worked with.

The outside of this tin is more colorful than those I’ve previously worked with.

Being 12 cm long, 6cm deep, 17cm wide the tin dictated the size of the dress. So, she ended up being a short ballet  style costume, as worn by the ladies of the flying trapeze.

Ballet style dress.

Ballet style dress.

A tin that whispers of an old travelling French circus when the cover draws back. The inside lid of the tin is hand painted using acrylics to look like the night sky with white and gold stars.

Ballet style dress.

I used rhinestones on the tin and dress.

Rhine stones also decorate the inside of the lid to depict the circus tent canopy. Under the canopy hang a pair of worn ballet shoes with a rhinestone on each.

Tiny little shoes.

Tiny little shoes.

The slippers, which are fiddly to make but I love to do, are also decorated with rhinestones.

If you would like to purchase any of my work, please visit my 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 .

August 4, 2013   1 Comment

Assemblage Art Miniature Ballet Dress

An assemblage art miniature ballet dress, always popular and, I love to make them when I find the right fabrics. I missed posting again yesterday, I’m busy trying to fill my shop ahhh.

Miniature ballet dress.

Miniature ballet dress.

I’ve been so busy and working on a commission which I’m really pleased with.  I’ll be able to put photo’s of it up some time in the week.  I need to take another trip browsing and gathering new finds as I’m fast running out.  The handkerchiefs  on this dress are my last.  As a natural magpie I love browsing and seeing what I can find.

With a piece of costume jewelry

With a piece of costume jewelry.

Assemblage Art miniature ballet dress Made From Paper and Fabric. Small 29cm long, 28cm wide, paper fabric assemblage. A small ballet styled dress. The bodice is made from book papers and is 3d. The skirt is made from vintage white cotton handkerchiefs and a fine soft tulle which has been gathered and pleated many times to form the skirt. Adorning the skirt is a pretty piece of vintage costume jewelry.

Click here to visit my  Etsy Shop . My Etsy shop has several other assemblage art pieces 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 .

June 15, 2013   2 Comments

Art Dress Assemblage – Cherry Blossom

Sue is still away but, before she left we sat down together and listed this little art dress on Etsy. When getting a piece of work ready for listing Sue will usually take a series of photos, choosing 5 for Etsy, posting 10 -12 others here on  the blog along with a short description of how it came to be made.

Well, this art dress was listed on Etsy last Friday, so where have these photos been hiding? I have to admit I forgot about them.  Anyway, I better get these up before she gets home so, here we go.

Art Dress Assemblage - Cherry Blossom

I can’t remember where Sue got the idea for this piece.  If I remember correctly, she recently got hold of a poetry book from somewhere (its true about the magpie analogy in her bio, you should see the stuff I have to take out every now and again) and the poems are the inspiration for her recent pieces. This one is called Cherry Blossom and is inspired by a poem about Cherry Blossom. (I’m gonna get into trouble for this 😉 )

Art Dress Assemblage - Cherry Blossom

 Anyway, on to the gallery!

Cherry Blossom

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As usual, to purchase this item, please, visit Our Etsy Shop for further details.

P.S. Wordless Wednesday may not be so wordless tomorow 😉

May 22, 2012   No Comments

The Swan – Art Dress Assemblage

Some time ago I made another art dress entitled The Swan. This one was made as a commission piece, you would have had to be quick to spot this one on Etsy, she was only up for a few hours.

The Swan - Art Dress Assemblage.

The Swan - Art Dress Assemblage.

Small 18cm long, 21cm wide, paper fabric assemblage.

One small three dimensional ballet style dress. Tailored and stitched together from old pleated book pages and white cotton remnants. White feathers and small beads decorate the dress with the edges being touched with silver leaf. The inside of the bodice is also covered in silver leaf.

 

April 24, 2012   No Comments

Dress For A “Mid-Summer’s Night Dream” – Art Dress

I’ve made a dress with a similar title before but, this one is a slightly bigger, has a different underskirt and more beading.

Dress For A "Mid-Summer's Night Dream"

Now I think about it, this dress is similar mostly due to the colour.

Dress For A "Mid-Summer's Night Dream"

She is 18cm long, 23cm wide. Tailored and stitched together from old pleated book pages, and fabric remnants. Differing colored decorative glass and enameled beads glint and sparkle at the waist and bodice. A dreamy dress ready for a moon lit midnight ball.

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April 17, 2012   1 Comment