Monday, July 21, 2008

Trip



I had the best time on my trip to Tennessee!
Lana Wilson and Margaret Bohles were am amazing team of teachers and I learned so much.
The Appalachian Center for Craft was also amazing. The food was to die for and the center was on a little island far away from civilization or so it seemed. We never saw a car except the ones the staff drove. It was quiet and peaceful. Definitely a place to find inspiration.

When I go away, I leave a piece of art behind for someone to find. This time I left three at the Appalachian center. Here they are:


Hopefully someone will find them and give them good homes.

We got the chance to make a few pieces while were there. Here are the best 2 of mine.











This is an alter for our new house. The new place is called Stealing Crow Farm and the house is actually named Stealing.
In the top window there is a feather with Bird Girl masks all over the top tier. Then there is a crow(of course). The next window is me and Will's feet together and then the bottom has the stamped letters Stealing Crow. There is a dogwood tree carved in the front because we love them so much and the new yard is full of them. I really like this piece and cut the back so that it can hang on the wall outside our front door as a welcome.

This box below is another nasty head bug box. I has a working drawer and inside the drawer is a little doll. This one was so much fun to make. I had a blast with it.



14 comments:

Echinacea said...

ABSOLUTELY LOVE the altar! let's get together soon!

Melissa

painter girl said...

Thanks Miss M,
I can show you how to make them. They were a lot easier than I thought!
Leanne

Undaunted said...

Oh my, these pieces are fantastic! It looks like you had a fabulous time!

Undaunted said...

Oh my, these pieces are fantastic! It looks like you had a fabulous time!

gray la gran said...

awesome new stuff! i especially love the heads :)

painter girl said...

Thanks Un D,
I had a wonderful time really. I am missing the 24 hour time away to work. But alas, we all have to come home sometime and get down to day to day business....sigh.

Hey Miss Denise, Thanks!
Can't wait to glaze them and see how they look finished.

Connie said...

I adore your work! That's the only way I can describe it! Complete adoration.

Peace & Love.

painter girl said...

Thanks Connie,
I will be sending you pictures soon!
Can't wait to correspond with you and your students.
Leanne

queencraftygirl said...

I am glad you love the hat!
I love it too!

Love You!

Queencraftygirl

DeeDee said...

wow, this is amazing stuff.

painter girl said...

Thanks Deedee!
Thanks for visiting.
I'll have to come over and see what you are up to.
Leanne

Sheryl said...

Your art is AMAZING, vibrant beautiful!

painter girl said...

Thank you Sheryl.
You are sweet to say so!

Robyn said...

Your alter piece is wonderful and I love the head bug box. I've been making drawers for some of my totems too. I love the thought of secret compartments.