I've been concentrating on new creations for future Art Shows I have coming up at the end of the Summer. I finished this piece yesterday, it is entitled "Madam Clara's Record Breaking Show", it is created in a Shadowbox to give depth and real interest to the piece. I love working with Shadowboxes, it is so much fun creating inside a little box! This piece also incorporates one of my favourite vintage images from my collection, the two girls are wearing just their stripey stockings, boots and fairy wings and are suspended from a trapeze swing... love it!!! I have added theatre curtains and a vintage sign with the words "Burlesque Troupe". The box is then covered in scraps from an old circus advertisement and the whole thing is then sealed with Diamond Glaze to give a muted glazed finish.This piece will be on display at the end of August during the Art Wave Festival, further details on this will follow nearer the time, but if you'd like to learn more about Art Wave please visit their website http://www.artwavefestival.org/index.htm
The piece above is another destined for Art Wave; "Johann Hoffs Wand Tonic", created on thick cardstock, I have manipulated an old Tonic Advertisement, rewording it and adding the vintage image (again, another of my favourite images from my collection). I really enjoy working with cheeky images and adding some humour to my pieces, it makes me happy if my work brings a smile and a bit of laughter to you!! More coming soon!