Sunday, March 27, 2016

Happy Holiday Weekend!

Hello All!
Happy Easter Weekend!
And you know what that means....Spring!!!

Which Oliver Howard enjoys
and it's the beginning of the 
Spring Shedding Season!
Let the games begin! GRIN

So with a long Holiday Weekend,
and around here, it's a lovely, quiet,
weekend to relax, I decided to dip my
toe into an assemblage project that's
been kicking around in my head for some time.
It's been a long time of taking a break from
doing any 3D mixed media arts, and it
felt so good to have a dabble.

My ode to Spring and to Nature 
and even channeling a 
bit of my love for 
museum collections.

I photographed the inside of this assemblage first,
as you'll see in the next photo's, once I put on
the protective acrylic sheet cover, it became
a pain to photograph! 
(Anyone who has any photography tricks for
photographing things like framed pictures with glass 
tricks, please share their tricks with me! )

First off 
I started with a great masonite kit from

Basic Shadowbox Shrine Kit

With an assortment of 'finds',
pussy willow branches, woodpecker feather,
rare egg from a plastic bird....tee hee....

I used a Melissa Frances
that I used 
to alter.

And used a Fabulous Graphic
of a Woodpecker 
from our own Local
Finchley Paper Arts.

Many fussy hours later.....
With some Tim Holtz Wheels,

And many details later....
using Fabulous left over Scrapbooking Papers,

And more vintage finds, of a Bakelite 1920's door knob, 
and some old florist bits a bobs,  later....

Walla! My Ode to Spring and Nature

This makes me want to 
make another one....grin
Luckily, I have a couple more kits!
So you never know what I might 
come up with next!

I've also been busy with
my Digital Arts play this month too ...

Using Wonderful Graphics from
Mischief Circus

And using my own Private Collection
of photo's of our local herd of Deer.
Another Ode to Spring
with my Dear  'Oh Deer Bubbie'

Our Darling Bubbie, our outdoor pet for 
many years, tends to crop up in my works
over the years, and Miles Beyond the Moons
graphics just suited this Spring's Muse perfectly.

And of course, had to have a dabble with the
Fabulous Ms. Marsha's Latest Kits

and again channeling Spring...

So that is what I've pretty much been up too in
the being creative corner of life this month...
oh yes, and I finally found a spot for last
months wonderful project, ( check out last
months blog post).

She fit in beautifully in the art room, along with
all of my other precious Favourite Artists Works!

Well there you go....grin
Hope you're having a Fabulous Holiday Easter Weekend!
Keep busy, and hope you get some Art Time!!! 



Kaz Hall said...

I love this Denise!! It is very fabulous and looks like it should be right at home in a museum..... Happy Easter to you all hugs Kaz xx

Denise J. Phillips said...

Yay, I'm currently motivated by museum displays....much like my home, and yours! LOL!!! Thank you Girlie <3 xoxo

Chrissy said...

Such beautiful work! I love all of the nature themes.

Denise J. Phillips said...

Thanks so much Chrissy :)

Kim Collister Studio said...

I adore this Denise, all the vintage details and the wheels... Love those wheels!!! Beautiful assemblage!!!!!

Denise J. Phillips said...

Thanks so much Kim, it's been a long time since I've done any assemblages, hoping to do a few more while the bug bites me :)

Tumble Fish Studio said...

Your Ode to Spring is a lovely post! I love it from top to bottom! And your wall of framed art . . . oh my gosh! It is so gorgeous! And your assemblage! You are my idol!

Denise J. Phillips said...

Aww Marsha, it's a mutual admiration society between us! LOL!!!
Thanks Girlie for the feedback, always appreciate your talented eye xoxo