WOW! I have been away longer than I thought!
I have been busy with all sorts of JUNQUE. . .
Playing with JUNQUE
well, you get the idea.
Here is a bit of the JUNQUE I have been purchasing (and playing with)
Tons of "watch guts" or "watch glitter as the fancy people call it.
7lbs of old rusty gears and sprockets - Loving the size of these!
21 different watch movements (the pix above and below are the same ones just front and back side) Aren't they sooo cool!
Okay, I am IN LOVE with these! These are big wall clock movements and I took 2 of these apart today and what a treasure trove of rusty gold inside!!!!
(Sorry Deborah - I just couldn't wait for you. But there is still another one to take apart)
I am having to get creative in my storage containers for all of my new JUNQUE - any ideas???
In my quest for creating more storage space I did a little (and I mean a little) cleaning in my studio. I used to be such a clean freak - not no more! Now I think cleaning is way over rated!
The shelf above used to be black & white stripes (when this used to be the girls' playroom) and it has always bugged me in my new darker, grungier studio. So while I was cleaning I decided to give it a little facelift. BIG MISTAKE! the shelf is that dreaded fake wood that is full of my arch nemesis - formaldehyde! Of course I drilled holes in it to attach the typewriter piece and allowed all of that gas to spew out! Needless to say the shelf is no longer there and I was exiled for 3 days.
I got some of my art hung in a grouping. They used to just hang on whatever nails were left behind when this was my daughter's bedroom.
And I finally got my metal letters painted and up off of my floor so I no longer have to move them 3 times a day to get into cabinets etc.
The funky white canvas that looks like it doesn't belong there is actually just a spacer for the piece below. It will look super cool there when I get my class sample back.
BTW - this class is this Friday afternoon and I think there are still a couple spots available if you want to get out of the heat and have some fun!
Playing with JUNQUE
I don't usually show my pieces before they are finished BUT I wanted to give you an idea of what I am doing with all of this JUNQUE I have been collecting.
This is my latest piece entitled
(anyhoo that is the title for now)
It is based on the 139th Psalm
Here she is in different stages - I think I am in love!!!
She is a big girl - about 1'x2'. I have to laugh at the Home Depot guy that "tried" to help me this weekend. He is not familiar with me and kept telling me that I had too many supports on this metal frame. I kept explaining I was not trying to support anything, but was trying to figure out how I wanted it to look. He finally gave up and asked to see it when I was finished.
I really wish I could make this light bulb work! It is sitting in one of those lovely rusty sprockets I bought.
Lots of gears and other clock parts on this fine lady. . .
And even the whole 139th Psalm straight out of one of the big Bibles I have collected.
So this is sorta what I have been up to - this and a billion other things. I have to get back to my lady friend - she is anxious to be done!
Have a GREAT week and take some time to have and spread some joy!!!!
till we meet again. . .