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Art Assemblage Story Tin – Wuthering Heights

Assemblage Art Tin

Assemblage Art Tin.

An assemblage art tin, which I made a few days ago and listed on Etsy.

Assemblage Art

Cathy’s journal.

I love this quote from the book Wuthering Heights by Cathy, to me they really capture her character.

“I wish I were a girl again, half savage and hardy, and free………Why am I so changed?

I’m sure I should be myself were I once among the heathers on the hills.”

What I’ve done is captured her words and put them as Cathy’s musings in her journal. Secretive in a tin including a key as they are her thoughts only.

Its been lovely weather here over the past few weeks and yesterday was the hottest day so far, I even got Tom to go swimming . Add to that a poor internet connection and you might understand why I’m not posting so regularly at the moment.

Today looks like another beach day 🙂  I hope the weather is good wherever you are, have a great weekend.

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 .

July 20, 2013   3 Comments

Assemblage Art Dress – Cathy

Using some of my new finds I’ve created, in a similar style to my Stolen Moment pieces, Cathy. Of course by now you’ll know about liking for Wuthering Heights, a novel by Emily Brontë published in 1847. It was her only novel and written between December 1845 and July 1846.

Normally I have loads of spare photos for use on the blog, differing from those I use on the Etsy listing, but on this occasion I didn’t .  So I’m only reproducing the Etsy listing in this post, to keep people up to date with what I’m doing.

 

Cathy – A book sculpture using the book “Wuthering Heights”

A small three dimensional assemblage comprising a backdrop fashioned from the remnants of the book from which the dress is made. The background is an image of a forest and painted in midnight blue tones and silver leaf were the light filters through, representing their dark relationship.

20cm long, 26cm wide, 12cm

I wanted the dress to look lonely and ethereal from another time. The skirt of the dress has been made from cottons and some lovely vintage white handkerchiefs. Adorning the dress around the waist are some vintage costume pearls, also three tiny vintage baby buttons that are exquisite.

I wanted the dress to look lonely and ethereal from another time.

Embroidered on a banner around the top of the book are the words “He’s more myself than I am, whatever our souls are made from, his and mine are the same.”

“He’s more myself than I am, whatever our souls are made from, his and mine are the same.”

Adorning the dress around the waist are some vintage costume pearls, also three tiny vintage baby buttons that are exquisite. The back of the bodice has a corset effect.

I’ve used my vintage pearls to adorn the waist of the dress.

If you would like to purchase this piece, please visit Our Etsy Shop for further details.

August 18, 2012   No Comments

Assemblage Art Vintage Tin – Catherine

No extra images on this occasion, just wanted to get her listed on Etsy as the shop is looking a little empty.

Embroidered on the front of the tin is the title of the novel.

This is a  small vintage tin with the front  covered in pieces of book papers taken from the book “Wuthering Heights”. The title and author of the book has been embroidered on the front of the tin.

Inside the tin is a quote from the novel.

On the inside of the tin is the quote “He’s more myself than I am, whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.”

Pale duck egg blue linen, silk and cottons make up Catherine's dress.

On the other side is Catherine’s dress made from book papers from the book and a pale duck egg blue linen, silk and cottons which form the skirt.

Vintage Tin Art Dress Assemblage - Catherine

Cathy is known for being a free spirit, loving the moors. The dress has been made to look as if it were unkempt form being worn out on the moors.

If you would like to purchase this item, please, visit Our Etsy Shop for further details.

June 27, 2012   No Comments

Art Dress Assemblage – Cathy (Cathy Earnshaw – Wuthering Heights)(2)

It took a little longer than anticipated but I’ve completed the latest art dress –  Cathy, and listed her on Etsy (she has since been bought). I had hoped to get her  finished before the weekend but a rather hectic Saturday saw that deadline slip.  More about that from Tom later.

Art Dress Assemblage - Cathy

This is not the first time I’ve made a piece based on the character of Cathy Earnshaw, from the novel Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte, you may have seen the piece I made last September (click here to view the post).  I’m  still taken with the character of Cathy, within the novel she is good and  evil, fantasy and reality, and the book will remain forever one of my favourites.

Art Dress Assemblage - Cathy

My first Cathy was a simpler affair but on this occasion I’ve been more daring;  adding an embroidered quotation to the skirt of the dress and making the jacket far  more elaborate with a gathered decorative bustle at the back.

Cathy Earnshaw (Wuthering Heights)(2)

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I recently enjoyed working with some vintage tins, they were quite a fun and a change from the art dresses which have been my focus over the last 12 months. I’m not done with Cathy yet, and I’ve got a feeling she’ll possibly end up inspiring something tiny 🙂

If you’re not familiar with Cathy Earnshaw and the novel Wuthering Heights, check out these Wikipedia pages about her, the novel and the author.

If you would like to read the novel, its avaiable for download free of charge and in many formats ath the wonderful Project Gutenberg .  If you would like to own your own copy of the novel you could always try Amazon. Click here to visit the Amazon search results for the novel.

June 25, 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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November 11, 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