The art of Sue Griffiths at MessieJessie
Random header image... Refresh for more!

My Favourite Piece

Sue is busy in the kitchen making cakes and candles with our daughters and her mum, to the total bemusement of Vivian ( looks like we’re not going to get a blog post out of Sue today).


They think I look cute but really I'm bemused

Now I understand his confusion.  The girls are not making cakes and candles but making candle cakes or cakes which are candles.  (Yes Vivian, cakes you can’t eat!!! Why???)

candle cup cake

I could wax lyrical about this cake but ....

So, what to post? As the title of the blog suggests, Sue is an artist who expresses herself through different media and styles but, over the past 12 months has focused mostly on her art dress assemblage pieces – work on the Princess and The Pea continues..

Princess and the pea

The Princess starts to take shape.

But, of all Sue’s work my favourite is a collage she made many years ago.  It took her a long time to complete and even longer to get framed and hung.  Though I always say we should sell it, truth is I couldn’t part with it; perhaps one day we’ll have prints made.  I’ve never been able to get a good photo of it (it went behind glass before we got a digital camera) so for now I’ll have to share this digital image with you.


My favourite piece of Sue's work

Be sure to click on the above image, to see it at a decent size!!!!!!

Have a great weekend ya’ll!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😉

April 6, 2012   1 Comment

Etsy Treasury – A Fairy Wedding

Time to share what others are doing.  Hope you like them.

Sheer Vintage Butto…


20s Flapper Window …


Antique Linen Damas…


Especially in Love …


set of vintage dinn…


Precious Little Gir…


Larger French Cafe …


A Faerie Wedding – …


Ring of Swans


Vintage Heart Bell …


Acrylic 3d mixed me…


CYBER Monday Sale -…


A chiffon 50s cockt…




Hot Air Balloon pho…


Milkglass Vases Pla…


November 30, 2011   No Comments

Etsy Treasury – Antique Gold

Always nice to see what other artists are doing.  So, I put together this treasury of some of my Etsy favourites and called it Antique Gold.

Tree photography – …


Fine Art Photograph…


Serenity – artisan …


Deer face


Soft Hand Made Leat…


Tiny Wheat Tiles-Se…


Original Landscape …


Cute Vintage Bow Br…


The Ceryneian Hind …


Xlrg Vintage Style …


Ancient words


Teeny Prince or Pri…


Snowy Christmas Hom…


Golden Leaf Necklac…


RUSTED Ornate Iron …


A Sliver of Gold – …


November 13, 2011   No Comments

Free Downloadable Images

Messie Jessie 02

At the begining of last week I mentioned that I’d like to make available, for free download, some of Sue’s art work form a while back.  Well, the gallery is ready and you can get to it via the link marked “new” in the navigation menu at the top of left hand side bar. (or if you want  from here – Free Download Gallery )

The images are photographs, edited in Photoshop, of some of Sue’s early collage work.  They can be used, free of charge for any non commercial project you like.  Use them as they are or manipulate them further, we ask only that you credit and link back.  Whatever you choose to do, please let us know, we’d love to see what you’ve made.

November 7, 2011   No Comments

Coming Soon – Free Downloads

Messie Jessie 02

Some time ago, Sue took photos of some of the collages she had made and imported them into Photoshop.  I don’t remeber the exact reason she did this nor what she did with the results.  But, yesterday I came accorss a folder on the PC and, lo and behold it contained the Photoshop images she had created from the photos of her collage work.  Sue is not sure what to do with these images;  I’m sure some could be printed and used to make cards(they look quite good on photo paper), notelettes, prints or used in conjunction with other work.  Anyway, after some discussion I convinced Sue the images were worth showing and even sharing.  So, we agreed that I should make them available via the blog, for you to download and use as you like.  Of course we would ask that you do not sell them and if you do use them, you give credit to Sue and link back to this blog.

So, watch this space.  In the next couple of weeks, I’ll be creating the gallery and adding a new link .

November 1, 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