Tuesday, December 23, 2008

More Christmas Cheer...

I finally finished all the ornaments that I soldered, and its time to move on.


I took a class with Stephanie Rubiano at Art & Soul in Portland and the class was incredible, but I thought that I would never do it again...until.......

I found this picture of my daughter in the coat that my mom got for her a few years ago.....
So, here is the present for my mom. The photo and "stuffs" are placed in a shadow box...my daughters name is Madison...which you can't tell from the photo....sorry that the picture is not very well, but I was up to my ears in glue and paint trying to finish this before we head out of town today...
Lesson learned.....go back and revisit a technique you learned and see what you can make of it. I'm happy that I did, and I encourage you to do the same.
I hope you all have the best Christmas holiday ever.

6 comments:

Karenann Young said...

I also like looking at the books that I've gotten over the years. I've come up with new ideas and it's almost like looking at the craft books for the first time!

Jodi said...

This is an absolutely precious piece, Ophelia!! What a doll-face that baby girl is. I love how you put this together!

Jennifer R.D. said...

Your daughter is adorable!!!! I love those classic coats!
Happy New Year to your family!
Cheers!
Jen

Arteefaque: (är'tə-fākt') * said...

This is very special! I love it very much. Its part Assemblege and collage ..very eyecatching and unique!
Thank you for the inspiration this piece has given me.
Happy New Year to you and your loved ones!

Shelly said...

What a precious photo !! Madison is a beautiful little angel. And I love the assemblage - nice work. Perfect gift.
Kudos for you revisiting a technique from Art & Soul. Remember we were talking about how the fun, but frenzied environment of the retreat had an effect on creativity and ease of technique? Back in the studio, everything is good again.
Happy New Year, Ophelia. All the best to you and your family for 2009 !!
:-)
Shelly

KathrynAntyr said...

Madison is a doll! I love what you did here and I'm sure your mom loved it too.