Here are the boxes that I created for the show.
The orange box is from a piece that I needle felted quite awhile ago. I then free motion stitched with circles in orange, yellow and bringt pink thread. It is difficult to see in this picture but I did some extra stitch work and some beading on this box as well.
Here is an example of the itnerior treatment with the photocopied faber piece covered with Ice Resin. Each box except Bouquet was finished int his manner. I think customers might enjoy discovering the wonderful and colorful surprise inside!!
This is a smaple shot of the display in my new studio!! On December 27th , my wonderful husband and kids helped me move studios from #7 to #5. The advantages of #5 are many fold! I am located immediately off the amin gallery floor, the space is larger and i am much closer to my art pals in this new location. Here are a few pictures of my new setup!
This is the view from the back of my studio looking out onto the gallery floor.
Here is the new glass shelved display with the neato pencil sized LED lights that Tom installed for me. The wonderful light makes all of my beaded pieces dance and sparkle!! Love the sparklies!! In the foreground of this picture you can see my new aquisition of a iron dress form. I have skirted her with pieces of silk fabric, some silk scarves but mostly pieces of clothes harvested form thrift shop finds. I will use these pieces in my textile collage work but I will use the lovely colors and patterns of the fabric as a studio embellishment in the meantime. On top of the dress form you can see the felted vest that I spoke of in this post.
I will be back for another post with more gallery pictures after our upcoming First Friday opening! I hope everyone had a very Happy New Year"s celebration and your year is off to a very creatvie start!! Be back soon!