Tuesday, February 24, 2009

What I've been up to the past week

The sleeve of a sweater became a whimsical tree and for an extra touch I perched a wool bird at the top.
Green leaves...
strange beasties...

And hoot owl scarves. Lift the owls head and his body is a pocket.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

How to get a close-up view ~

If you want a close-up of any of my images, just click on the picture itself and there you have it.

I don't think there's an image of my "Dream" chair on this site yet. Here it is.

New Scarf for Lily

I made a new scarf and Lily immediately claimed it. She likes owls. Here she is modeling it. Can you spot the "model" pose? Leonidas got his pose in too.

ArtCycle! Studio

"Ch-ch-ch-changes" so goes the song by David Bowie. I like that song.

I have made some changes to my blogs. This site will function as my studio where I will post pictures of my work. http://annmariestoryart.blogspot.com/ will be my official blog site and cover all my artistic interests - storytelling, reading, art making, everything. Hopefully this will make life a tad bit easier for me...

Ha-ha-ha! Hee-hee-hee!


Saturday, February 14, 2009

Heart Rebound

How do you mend a broken heart?

With wire baby, with wire.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Someone paid good money this.

I donated this scarf to the Martha Len fundraising event for the Tejas Storytelling Association. It sold for $45.00. Not bad!

Some more past work...

Hand painted fabric, embroidery...beading. This one is about 4 years old.

I LOVE using buttons. It was tough sewing these babies on through the heavy canvas.
From now on, I will only post new work.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Past Creations

Some are hits and some are misses, but ALL were fun to make!

"An Uncommon Bird" was inspired by Dorothea Tannings, "Pincushion To Serve As A Fetish" at the Dallas Museum of Art.
My Two pieces featuring discarded, computer memory boards are heavy. Especially the black one with the copper leaves (Hidden). That one is my favorite. I am not too thrilled with the bright multi-colored one (I consider this one a definite miss. So it's called "Whoops".). I have made several memory board works.

The Flower picture is for my mom. It is a layered collage.
It's called "Appreciation".
The bottom picture is titled "I am" and has personal meaning for me. The leaves of the tree were cut from magazine pages. I embodies my passion for the connectedness I feel with the world through my work as a storyteller.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Radiant Heart

It's wasteful and tragic to see heaps of broken glass and shattered pottery fragments scattered carelessly across the landscape. Think of the memories they represent. The loss of their value now that they are broken, chipped...imperfect. I like to gather up the pieces, stash them away and think of new ways to use them, to give them new meaning...value once again.

The above is an assemblage of pottery shards and broken glass bits. The big piece in the middle is the bottom of a old, glass bleach bottle. It's shape faintly resembles a heart. I bound the pieces up in wire and added rays of wire shooting out around it. The center piece is approx. 8 inches across, and with the rays it is around 15 inches in diameter. Give or take.

It is now kinda, sorta a sun, with heart. Hence the name, "Radiant Heart".