A collector, beachcomber, hunter/gatherer...picker. I am a mixed media artist. Found objects have always spoken to me. Give me a piece of "something"...it will tell me what it wants to become..how it is to be adorned or transformed.
That said my creativity has been a part of my life always. The roads It takes are as varried as the things that intrest me.
Not only an artist...I am a seller of splendid small and lovely things. I am a collector of the same and use my collections in my work.
I love words and use them to punctuate my art and the moments of busy lives.
These things said I have been fortunate to have friends and family who add to my life.. vision and art.
To quote Oliver Goldsmith "I love everthing that is old: oldfriends,old times,old books,old manners, old wines."
I have said it before for me a journey...a creative experience usually begins with a found object.
This was a tin I found with wonderful graphics. Then it was on to my drawers and DRAWERS of paper and words I have cut and torn out of who knows where.
I added the vintage ephemera for a little pop of color...the tiny bottle of paint (perfect fit). The three monkeys (speak no evil-hear no evil-see no evil) remind me of my three children.
The tiny heart locket in the bottom right hand corner opens to reveal "Withies". Fun touch! This is a perfect example of my collecting of "bits and bobs" and how I may have them for a long time until they find the "just right" home. As I have blogged before...an object will tell me what it wants to become.