Last August my next door neighbor died. He was a very nice elderly man who lived by himself. I didn't get to know him too well because I only moved here two years ago but we spoke on occasion. This past weekend his family had an estate sale at his house. I had mixed feelings about going over there because I knew Mr. Marshall. I have thought about him a lot since his passing because when I work at my art table my window faces his house. But I decided to go. Super nice family. I talked with his niece for quite a while and I'm sorry I didn't get her name, her name tag read "Doll Lady". As soon as I read that I knew we would connect.
I have been working on a mixed media art doll made out of nuts and bolts and screws with a clay head for a few weeks now. But, as with all of my dolls, I get to a certain point and then I need to let them sit for a while. At Mr. Marshall's estate sale I had a ball in his garage! He was very organized and kept everything separated and labeled. This is what I ended up getting:
I LOVE all of the different size springs! I went to the hardware store two weeks ago looking for springs but couldn't find the size I needed and now JACKPOT!
Hopefully I'll be able to post pictures at the end of the week of Metal Girl.
- I started this blog on November 23, 2009 just because I wanted to chronicle my artistic endeavors and see "in black and white" how many different directions my artistic brain would go. I challenged myself to try different mediums and that this blog could be a platform to post my achievements and failures. I cannot believe it's been six years now! Over the past 6 years I've learned a few things from writing this blog:1. Art is in my blood, I will always be thinking or doing something artistic2. About 80% of my work turns out better than the original idea3. I am not a fast artist, I have to start on an idea and then let it sit for a while4. It's OK that my "artsy" brain sometimes goes in 1,000 different directions at onceWith all of this said I now consider myself a mixed media artist because I a lot of my talents cross over into other projects I've already started; It's a great life and I wouldn't change anything about my crazy artistic brain!