Friday, April 18, 2008

Long Live The Queen

So do you think the grand queen Marie Antoinette will come back and haunt me for making her a 'cigarette girl'? It wasn't my intention when I began this Inchie doll. Her skirt is from a painting of the palace Versaille and the whole cake thing just took on a life of itself. Marie's face is from a painting of her as a young girl, just before the marriage that would make her queen of France. She's decorated with metallic pearl paints and alcohol inks. The inchie is, of course, her torso and tray.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Collage Mania II - 'Think Pinked'

'Think Pinked'
is the title of my first collage for Virginia Speigel's Collage Mania II, a magnificent fundraiser for The American Cancer Society.

Crafted from pinked cotton, shredded tulle and gauzecloth over snipped threads, this work is stitched in glossy DMC rayon floss and heavily beaded with delicas, rocailles, and pearls. It was stitched in honor of my aunt, Minerva Mains Williams, a talented artist in her own right, who is a 27 year survivor of breast cancer. Eensy, teensy delicas in muted hues are stitched in rows on this square. The simplistic long-stitched rayon floss enhances the twisted shreads of a rose-colored tulle.
 This tiny square features stylized floral beadwork in glass rocailles and tiny bugle beads.
 Raspberry bugles are worked across this portion. You can also see the three colors of the rayon floss and its shiny texture.
This auction comprised of the artwork of a multitude of artists worldwide begins online
Monday, May 5, 2008, with a second day on Tuesday, May 6, 2008.
Complete details can be found at:

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

My Fiber Booklet

Soo I've been doing a lot of swaps lately - for practice and because I love the work done in the groups to which I belong. This swap was for a fiber art ATC book so I got to try out several new things I'd bought. The first being the Orange Sherbet Batik fabric that is the front of the book.

The next is this rainbow assortment of adhesive vellum behind which I enclosed several vintage pictures as well as pieces of sheet music and lettering. I also used on top of the vellum rub-on letters in several different fonts. I enjoyed making this little book and hope it likes its new home.

My Little Piece of Bling

Meet my little tin man who is part of a collaborative artistic venture on on of my Yahoo groups. We were given the chandelier parts with instructions to add whatever we needed to make a dolly with bling! His little hat is an old perfumer's funnel - his face and arm are vintage glass beads. The wire is the new gunmetal color with which I've fallen in love.