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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

Assemblage – The Swan (or should it be Phoneix)

Assemblage - The Swan

Assemblage - The Swan

Assemblage - The Swan

Assemblage - The Swan

OK, like the one that arose from the ashes, she’s up and running.  The latest additon – The Swan.  Upon on Etsy and our own online shop.  Thanks for bing patient!

July 29, 2011   No Comments

Assemblage – The Swan(or is it now a dead duck)

Assemblage - the Swan

Swan? Duck? Whatever it is I could wring its neck!  It is giving me no end of trouble.  Sue has finally got some decent photos of this most troublesome of birds but, our Etsy store will not let us update the pictures.  I tried updating last night but, Etsy insisted that it wanted to know which “section” of the store this item should reside in.  We don’t have any”sections” in our Etsy store!  I tried to accomplish the update several ways but to no avail.  Then, a little voice (Sue) piped up – I tried updating something whilst you were at work. 

So, at the moment I don’t know if it is an Etsy problem or a Sue problem.  Anyway, as I’m busy elsewhere right now, it’ll have to wait until later today to be looked at further.

If we cannot get this bird flying on Etsy, don’t worry, she’ll be going up on our own online shop later today and the additional pictures will appear here as usual.

Watch this space!

July 29, 2011   No Comments

Assemblage – The Swan(or should that be Ugly Duckling)

Assemblage – The Swan

Apologies, this one is proving very difficult to get right.  Sue took some more pictures yesterday but , few if any of them were usable.  Motion blur and over exposure were the problems this time.  I think I’ve sorted out the camera settings so, that should take care of the over exposure but, the rest is down to Sue and her eye 😉

 
I think Sue will try and take some pictures today but meanwhile, we’ve decided to make it an inactive listing on Etsy (not yet listed in our own shop) until we’ve sorted it out. 
 
(Sue is doing her best, if you knew what type of camera we’re using you’d probably roll around laughing)
 
Got any suggestions on a setting/backdrop for the photo, any hints and or tips, please leave us a comment.

July 28, 2011   No Comments

Assemblage – The Swan

Ok, I’m putting this one up temporarily as the pictures we have do not do the piece justice. 

Assemblage - The Swan

I (Tom) was not happy with the photos we have of this piece, they are too dark and grainy.   So just for now, seeing as its up on Etsy, I’ll place this picture here.  I hope Sue will re-shoot this piece today and we will get the new pics up tonight. The piece will not be going into our own online shop until we have a new set of photos.

Apologies to everybody who came from Etsy looking for better pictures.

July 27, 2011   No Comments