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Sunday, October 11, 2009


Last night, I  started on a series of 8 pieces of art for an upcoming art show at the Aspen Chapel Gallery called  Small Wonders.  We are to do 8 pieces of art 12 x 12 x 12 size limits that will show from November 18th through Jan 3rd.  And since I have just received my book Who's Your Dada? ( a marvel of art, by the way)....

I decided I was in the MOOD!  So I hauled out my stash of JUNK and started pulling pieces..  Now mind you this is just the tip of the iceberg on my collection.  And as you can see it's a great pile of STUFF.  Rusty cans, odd metal shapes, bottle caps, drift wood, well, you get the picture.  JUNK!!!!!
   So then I started playing.......  and here's what I came up with within a short time.....

A nice beginning.. all just layed out for possibilities..  have no idea where this stuff will take me.  Just have to
let the junk guide me along.  Play with a sense of FUN!

Old wooden hanger wrapped in cloth, old doll legs, rusty tin lids:  a start. 

But then this piece was completed this morning.

What is a little hard to see in this picture is the body is an old mini ham can..  and inside sits a very
old kid's shoe.. complete with a bell.  The "feet" are those rubber coated baby spoons.  The metal wings
cut from an old tray from Campbells Soups... an old canning funnel, and of course an old doll's head.

I found this sweet little kid's shoe at an old mining dump in Utah.  Complete with the bell.  It touched my heart.  You just wonder who's shoe it was, and where is that person now?  Certainly has no clue I am
taking his old shoe and putting it into an art piece!!!  Life is just amazing, isn't it?
One down, 7 to go.


Auntie's Steph's Face Painting ! said...

wonderful piece sooo neat!

Artist Linda Drake and Lunar Designs said...

thanks honey! give little emalie a squeeze for me and tell her to give her mama a big kiss!!!