Many thanks!!! to both these lovely ladies who recently sent me goodies in the post for collage!
“Your Sunday Best”
A little collage created from a vintage Australian recipe books and pieces of hand painted papers, wooden ice cream stick painted and washi tape.
As a child I can remember going on long trips to Melbourne by train . For lunch we would go to Coles cafeteria for a delicious ice cream sundae with fruit, jelly and lashings of chocolate or strawberry syrup. Topped off with nuts, cream and fruit.
I really enjoyed creating the nature collages. I drifted back to the Summers of the ’60’s when with friends, running fast on the path to the beach ,our feet would burn:) I also remembered organizing the nature table at primary school. My favorite subjects were, art, nature and social studies. I collected many of the coastal found objects items from Australian beaches and from my own backyard.
Compulsive Collector 1
Found Dromana beach Australia. Driftwood, Shell, Seed Pod, Blue found object, Paint swatch, Pen and Gesso on canvas board.
Compulsive Collector 2
Found coastal Tasmania and Victoria Australia. Crab claw, seashell, animal bone,rock, Red found object, Paint swatch, Pen and Gesso on canvas board.
Remembering Wendy 1965
Found Victoria Australia. Gum leaf, driftwood, Baby shells, found paper, washi tape, gesso on aged water-colour paper.
Nature Table 1965
Found Gum leaf, Vintage book papers, paint swatch and graphite pencil on aged water-colour paper.
Don’t you just love crusty rusty patina’s on metal ?
I found this simple tutorial from “Treasures from the Heart” for turning keys, hinges, watch parts, jewelery scrap and all metal odds and ends into gorgeous weathered pieces to use in mixed media, art assemblage products and more…I’m going do a batch to use in my sculpture installations.
Rosebud OP Shop Crawl. Collecting Vintage.
Last week I spent a lovely day with my mum exploring the OP shops in Rosebud on the Mornington Penisular.
6 vintage silver cups with amazing patina sitting on a vintage Sheffield silver tray
A gorgeous piece of Antique French Filet lace.
6 gorgeous crystal glass Chandelier dangles
A set of bronze forks from Thialand
Glass crystals again and one of the silver cups
A bucket load of wine corks, some with great graphics