"Olde Tyme" CollageMarch 1st, 2010 in blog
I'm busy getting projects ready for an art show in April...the countdown is on (7 weeks from today), and I guess I work well under pressure! My "to do" list includes a few collages, button bouquets, paperweights, market bags (to stuff lots of fleamarket finds inside!), a bit of "junk" jewelry, and a few other things. Maybe I shouldn't have put that list in print...I definitely need to focus, focus, focus!!
Anyway, I wanted to share a collage called "Olde Tyme" - using Scrabble letters - and LOTS of clock pieces. I had fun with this one, and it actually evolved over a period of days. I arranged most of it; let it sit - moved a few things, and glued it together bit by bit (using my trusty GORILLA WOOD GLUE - and a little hot glue). The base of the piece is a side from an old "dove-tailed" drawer, I've added a little wooden box with dividers to collect lots of goodies. I used a piece of old chain (from a cuckoo clock??) to hang it up, but it could rest on a shelf too (customer's choice!).
(In the box - from left to right) The first two boxes are holding some little clock pieces (top and bottom); next one holds a sweet little boy frozen in "time"; the third is very cool, and holds an old watch and some tiny little hanging weights (maybe from a tiny cuckoo clock??); the fourth is a brass clock hand topped off with the sweet face of a little girl; the next two are my favorites - they're moveable - they can be turned for the day and date - how fun is that? With the day piece - there's a vintage ad - to earn a pocket watch by selling needles...all you have to do is send your name and address - no money, "we trust you" - hard to believe, huh? And under the date is a tiny birdhouse and bird - you know how "time flies"...
Above the box is a bunch of really cool pieces and parts. I've attached a pocket watch front and stuffed a few parts inside; and of course a clock face had to be worked in too! Resting on the box is an old bottle...actually "time in a bottle" (with sand...for the "sands of time") - you know this stuff could go on forever! :) To the left of the bottle is a tiny little gentleman who probably spent the first part of his life popping in and out of a cuckoo clock - he's in retirement now! The big winders were wired on and can be moved a bit. The gears are glued in place, but the little clockworks sitting on the box still spins, and actually does a little "tick tock"! The long paper piece was used to mark settings on an old alarm clock.
So, that's it! I've got to get back to work...times' a wasting!!!
P.S. OK, let all those old-fashioned sayings about time run amuck...we've heard alot of them! :)
P.S. The show we'll be at is called Artiscape in Columbus, Ohio - and we'll be there on Sunday, April 18th - here's the link http://europeanpapers.com/Merchant5/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=EP&Category_Code=ART
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