Thursday, June 4, 2009

Beauty IS in the Eyes of The Beholder!!!!

Tuesday evening was a terrible time for driving or being outside, but driving I had to be. I was off to teach my last session in a round of classes on Techniques for Altered Books. It was pouring buckets and lightening was flashing!! i was stopped at an intersection in the left hand turn lane at a notoriously long light. I happened to look down out my window at the median. there glistening in the grass was this jewel of a smooshed tail pipe!! My immediate thought was "a ballgown". Not hesitately for a moment, except to gauge the time left on the light changing, I jumped out of the car and snatched up my treasure. then savely back in the car, a bit damp but buckled in , I continued to wait for the light to change............

As I look fruther at this piece I see a pair of overalls complete with buttons on the bib!!!
Do you see what I see?????

I am going to fashion a wonderfully fun and funky art doll inspired by the metal outfit!!!! (Sorry that my sketch is a bit faint!)

Don't worry, you will see this piece again, in a new form!!
Have a creative day and don't forget to leave a comment to be entered in my 300th Post Blog Giveaway. Click here to see details.

19 comments:

Vicki W said...

Oh yes, I see it! Great find even if all the other people at the intersection think you are nuts. LOL!

Beena said...

I definitely see what you are seeing when looking at it! that top part is unmistakably a bodice (giggling). It will be fun to see the doll you make to wear this rescued piece of couture!

Ali said...

That's the sort of thing I'd have got in huge trouble for bringing home - but would have anyway!!! can't wait to see where you go with it!

Anna said...

I LOVE it!! And pretty good sized right? See there IS a good thing about the lights we have to stop at. Not only do they save our lives (!!!) but they make us pause....:) for buried treasure!

Trina said...

Way cool! I see it! What a wonderful find! Where are you teaching the "Techniques" class?

Belinda said...

Love this Elizabeth, I would have grabbed it too. And what would I do with it, an art doll like you of course ;)

Doreen G said...

What a great find Elizabeth.
When I first saw it I thought of binoculars but after seeing your sketch I agree it is definitely a fashion outfit.

Patti G. said...

Elizabeth, you are inspired by a rusty pipe!!!!!!!! Yes, that is YOU girlfriend, I see the BIBS totally!!!! Such fun sweetie! I cannot wait to see your funky art doll!
Smooches,Patti
P.S. I entered your drawing on the first post! Wheeeeeee! But if you want to count us in after each post, then I will graciously take the chance of being even MORE LUCKY! :)

Artfully yours, Linda said...

How cool is that. I can't wait to see the finished doll. Linda

tiedyejudy said...

I saw the picture and thought "Aha! Rust Dyeing!" But I see the overalls, and the ball gown!

Marilyn Rock said...

Isn't this incredible! I see a dress! I can just imagine what you'll do with this! Something good came from that horrible drive in the storm!

Debrina said...

Ha ha. Love it! Can't wait to see what you do with it in the end though! Congrats on the 300th blog post, too, btw!

Jackie said...

I certainly do see what you see. But not everyone would.
Thats why I like blogging. We see things differently!

Scrappy Cat said...

I can just see you jumping out of the car to get this - and yes, I can see it too.

jewelrygirl said...

That is so funny. I have done crazy things like that, too. My husband thinks I am crazy at times, but I have him finding things now!

Cute story!

Michelle said...

That is so cool, and I immediately saw the overalls - of the 70's bell bottom variety - before I even read your post. It would make a really funky piece of garden art. Can't wait to see what you do. I'm glad I'm not the only one who grabs roadside trash at red lights.

Judy said...

you crack me up! I do the same thing and sometimes it just drives Craig nuts, while other times he is a total coconspirator...like with the copper triangle!

Ain't life grand!

xo

Connie said...

what a fabulous find! ...i can't wait to see what you do with it!
connie

Pat said...

I also stop and pick up every rusted thing I find wherever I go. Most of the time it's bottle caps and washers, but whenever I find some big hunk of something that fell off a car and got squashed and run over, it's just like Christmas morning! I can't wait to see what you do with this prized piece of rejectamenta.

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