Oh sure thing, no problem. I don't really do anything in that area anyway, I'm only interested in the info printed on there, anything actually in the letter-area would be a bonus! Thanks again for pointing it out.
Hi, Dave - I'm glad you liked my website, thanks for stopping by. I visited your blog too and I absolutely love your art! I think it is such a fabulous idea and the way you've executed it is very appealing. I especially like The Homestead Rocker, but I really enjoyed looking at everything. It's nice to meet you!
Hi Dave! Nice to meet you! --- My altered art pieces combine a variety of old, new, and found materials (copies of old photos, damaged sewing patterns and notions, etc.) and combines them to make an object that is surprising and (hopefully) pleasing to the eye. Since my home is on the small side, I tend to create many items that can be used or worn, and not merely decorative. For example, my latest project was a wastebasket for my sewing scraps that is covered with the tissue from old pattern pieces. I then added cut outs from damaged pattern envelopes that show the wonderful clothing designs from the '40s and '50s. Finally, I added some vintage sewing trims to the edges. Had I wanted to embellish further, I could have added stamping, buttons, etc., but I like a less cluttered look, so I didn't add to it. ---To coordinate with it, I made a picture for the walll that incorporates an old pattern envelope from the '40s, and a variety of other sewing notions attached to a vintage quilt block. It is in a frame that I found at a local thrift store that has a measuring stick design all the way around (I think that was originally for a child's school photos---but it works well for a sewing theme). ---Since I buy, sell and collect vintage patterns, the items that I used were damaged to a point where they had lost most of their collectible value, but were still interesting and pleasing to the eye. ---Other projects I have made incorporate polymer clay, stamping, sewing notions (again), and various ephemera into pieces of jewelery or "wearable art". If you do a google search on "altered art" you can find many, many more examples that are as diverse as the people who create them. ---To me, it is play. When I am making something, I feel like I am back in kindergarten again!