Tuesday, October 23, 2007

My Imagination Come to Life...

This mural is my most recent artistic endeavor. I was hired to paint a mural for a girl’s bedroom, something enchanted. The end result is a mélange of the stories and visions of my childhood, quaint forests of my journeys abroad, and of course that green tree-lined avenue of my mind. You might meet glowing faeries or perhaps a unicorn on your way down the shaded pathway to the castle. The mural is done in acrylic paint and is approximately 14 x 8 feet. The windows in the tree are about the size of a half dollar and the castle is smaller than a quarter.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Envelope Journals

I loved making these journals - they are inspired by my passion for letter writing and the excitement of receiving a thick, meaty envelope.

Post Voyage Box

After we traveled to London together, I made this box for a good friend. I used some elements from the trip including some photos taken by her as well as a British map, a tube map, a poem by Wordsworth from a vintage book, some coins, stamps, and inspiration from the voyage like the gothic arch frame on the front. The journal she used on the trip fits nicely in the box. Ephemera from the trip can feel at home in this cigar box turned shrine.

Travel Journal in a Box

This box is designed to be a travel companion. Record memories, mental snapshots, or sketches in the journal. Glue in ticket stubs, maps, or other ephemera in the journal or on the box. Or, use the box to keep ephemera. Take it with you where ever you go. Complete with journal, pencils, sharpener, and glue.

Box cover images from 1926 Illustrated Guide to Bath and vintage map of Paris. Journal is hand bound and covered using images from a map of Bath, England from a 1926 Illustrated Guide to Bath. 50 pages