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Vintage Tin Assemblage Art – My Delight and Thy Delight

My Delight and Thy Delight

No Tom, its not the tin you thought, is it?  Unlike you I can multitask 😉 and this tin was being worked on in tandem with the one you spotted. This tin has been influenced by the beautiful poem My Delight and Thy Delight by the British poet Robert Bridges.

My Delight and Thy Delight

Again my love of words have come into play.

Robert Bridges
My Delight and Thy Delight

MY delight and thy delight
Walking, like two angels white,
In the gardens of the night:

My desire and thy desire
Twining to a tongue of fire,
Leaping live, and laughing higher:

Thro’ the everlasting strife
In the mystery of life.

Love, from whom the world begun,
Hath the secret of the sun.

Love can tell, and love alone,
Whence the million stars were strewn,
Why each atom knows its own,
How, in spite of woe and death,
Gay is life, and sweet is breath:

This he taught us, this we knew,
Happy in his science true,
Hand in hand as we stood
‘Neath the shadows of the wood,
Heart to heart as we lay
In the dawning of the day.

My Delight and Thy Delight

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July 17, 2012   No Comments

Art Dress Assemblage – What Katy Did (3)

Art Dress Assemblage - What Katy Did

Art Dress Assemblage - What Katy Did

Art Dress Assemblage - What Katy Did

Art Dress Assemblage - What Katy Did

I did say there was more than one so, here is What Katy Did – number 3.  I always try to post extra photos to back up those I use on Etsy but, on this occasion they all turned out being somewhat the same. I didn’t want to just have repeats of those Etsy photos so, here instead is a video of What Katy Did – number 3.

Of course you can always pop over to Etsy to see the photo set, click here

March 18, 2012   2 Comments

Assemblage Art Dress – Fuller Figure

Assemblage Art Dress

Assemblage Art Dress 3D Bodice

Looking at my art dresses recently, I thought they might look better if the bodice more accuraltely reflected the contours of the human body.  After a few attempts I ended up making this piece, which I think is a move in the right direction.

Assemblage Art Dress

Trying to get more body

I’ve put up the usual shots below but, I’m not sure if these pictures show that well, the difference between the bodice of this piece and my previous pieces.  Also my apologies if some of them are blurred.

Fuller Figure

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(Tom chose the title of this blog)

 

February 1, 2012   No Comments

Assemblage – Flight

Asseemblage Art Dress - Flight

 When I started this piece I had in mind Scarlet O’Hara from Gone With The Wind.  But, as it went on it didn’t seem to be working. I’d created a hooped skirt using some wire but the material I had just didn’t seem to sit right.  I put it aside for a couple of days to mull it over (plus Tom had managed to bring home some Man Flu, which I inherited).  Anyway, I got back to it and the piece evloved, eventually becoming a ball type gown decorated with flying birds.

Assemblage Art Dress - Flight

 With this winter light our photography is suffering – we need to get a new camera!  The one we’re using at the moment is 3.2 MP Cannon Powershot A400 which we got in 2004.  A great camera in its time, with plenty of mannual controls.  But, compared to what’s available today, we’re making hard work of taking photos. Never mind, here are the rest of the photos.  Hope you like the piece.

 

December 16, 2011   4 Comments

Marianne (Marianne Dashwood Sense & Sensibility) – Assemblage

Marianne Dashwod

Sense & Sensibility is a novel by Jane Austen, first published in 1811. A work of romantic fiction, Sense and Sensibility is set in southwest England in 1792 through 1797, and portrays the life and loves of the Dashwood sisters, Elinor and Marianne, daughters of their father Henry’s second wife, Mrs. Dashwood. The sisters are starkly different from each other; Elinor is the epitome of prudence and self-control while Marianne embodies emotion and enthusiasm. Elinor, Marianne, and their younger sister, Margaret, are left in reduced circumstances when their father dies and his estate is passed onto their half-brother, John. The novel follows the young ladies to their new home, a meager cottage on a distant relative’s property, where they experience love, romance and heartbreak.

Marianne Dashwood

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.

Marianne (Sense & Sensiility)

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November 20, 2011   No Comments

Lace For a Future Assemblage Project

Lace

I have a project in mind for next year for my little dresses but, for now I’m going to say no more.  However, it could possibly involve the use of lace.  So, I was made up when a member of the art group I tutor brought in a collection of old lace.  As you can see from the photos she has quite a collection.

Lace 2

Lace 3

Lace

Lace 4

Lace

Lace 5

I absolutely adored the lace.  The lady who owns the lace has said I might have a few pieces for my assemblage dresses;  I hope she doesn’t forget, though which I’d like to have I’m not sure.

Lace

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November 18, 2011   No Comments