Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Farmers Market Treasury

I had fun with this treasury. Our local Farmer's Market will be opening soon. And, my garlic and onions are sprouting!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Strange Altered Art Dolls In The Works

Every now and again I have the need to make strange art dolls out of found doll parts and vintage things. I can't stop myself. I am not sure what this doll is all about. But it is filled with glitter and 30 mini babies and about 5 safety pins. I will list it on Etsy with all its glory when I feel that the little guy is complete.

Toxic Kenny is what I have named the doll in the works to the left of the Baby Bottle. I got the idea to start him when a fellow X friend went crazy on me and snapped right out of left field. I realized that he was harboring a lot of anger and sadness and was very toxic. Kenny will be complete after I put 100's of ants crawling all over him. They are attracted to his sweet exterior. They are in for a very unpleasant surprise!

The Fireman is something that I am stuck on. He is still in the works.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Vintage Mother of Pearl Buckle Necklace

I found 3 fabulous, tiny, vintage buckles made out of Mother of Pearl in the Geneva Antique Market store in the basement of the Berry House in downtown Geneva, IL. . I decided to design this necklace around one of them. I just love it.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Purple FemmesTreasury on Etsy

This painting is by my mother and is featured in this Etsy Treasury...
The treasury will expire in the afternoon on 3/ 18/ 09
I love my mother's paintings and I own many of them. I will post some photo of her art soon.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Leda and the Swan

Leda and the Swan, a 16th century copy after a lost painting by Michelangelo, 1530 (National Gallery, London)

Cesare Sesto
Leda and the Swan

I am working on an altered art doll of Leda and the Swan. She is a bit strange but I am having fun with her.
Leda and the Swan is a motif from Greek mythology, in which Zeus came to Leda in the form of a swan.

"Leda and the Swan" is a poem by William Butler Yeats first published in 1928 (below). Combining psychological realism with a mystic vision, it describes the swan's raping of Leda.

A sudden blow: the great wings beating still
Above the staggering girl, her thighs caressed
By the dark webs, her nape caught in his bill,
He holds her helpless breast upon his breast.
How can those terrified vague fingers push
The feathered glory from her loosening thighs?
And how can body, laid in that white rush,
But feel the strange heart beating where it lies?
A shudder in the loins engenders there
The broken wall, the burning roof and tower[20]
And Agamemnon dead.
Being so caught up,
So mastered by the brute blood of the air,
Did she put on his knowledge with his power
Before the indifferent beak could let her drop?
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