Friday, September 28, 2007

My newest obsession.....altered art!


I have been looking at altered art for awhile now and collecting bits and pieces to make something but I was never quite sure what it would be. Well, last week I decided to give it a try. I started with an old wooden cabinet door and a page from a vintage children's book and went from there. What I ended up with was a piece I call "Let us crow old together".

This piece is the love story of two crows who come from different "backgrounds" (read the handwritten note to the left of the nest), but are deeply in love (read the love note above the crows). They are watching over their three little pearl eggs and surrounded by shiny red apples and autumn leaves. The piece is embellished with vintage buttons, ribbon, glitter and paint. I have to say that I really had a good time working on this and plan to do more altered art in the very near future. To read more about this piece and see another photo you can go to my website.

8 comments:

Antique Paperie said...

I Love it! "Let us Crow Old Together"...What a darling name for it. My favorite is the centerpiece image, and the Crown, the buttons, the pearl eggs, well, I love the whole thing. I am a huge fan of Altered Art, although I can't really make it myself. You did a fabulous job sweetie!
xo Sherri

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

Just delightful!

Debbie said...

Thanks Sherri....like I said it really was a fun project. You should give it a try. I'm going to wander over to your blog now and see what's new there. :)

Debbie

Cathy said...

Hi Debbie,

I am so excited to see your version of AA. I have been wanting to get into the action for some time now. I finally DID IT this week. I love to see how each and every finished piece of artwork is soooo different from person to person. I just love yours.
xoxo
Cathy

Sweet Remembrance said...

Love it...
I love all altered art! I find it all fascinating...
Priscilla

~~kattz*cottage~~ said...

Hi Debbie!
You did an awesome job! I love it - so interesting & so many little treasures to look at! Looks like a really fun & creative project!

Enjoy your day!
Kathy

Dawn said...

Oh how clever! I love the crown on the crow. Very sweet. So glad I found your lovely blog. :-)

Bhavana said...

I just discovered your blog and must say that I love your art. It's gorgeous

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