Friday, August 7, 2009

England, France, Idaho and Cats

English Experience

I had wanted to do a piece using some collage and miniature items I had saved from several trips to England for some time and then just the other day found this English looking telephone booth picture frame at The Salvation Army and had the perfect backdrop for my piece. Included are a miniature Paddington Bear, bone china cup, hunting dog and chair, Buckingham Palace Guard, hedgehog, a mug from a miniature shop in Covent Garden, ticket stubs from the National Gallery of Art, The London Underground, English coin and vintage buttons.

Fabulous France

A weathered looking board with a glass door knob at the bottom to hang something on. Collaged on the board are a picture of the Eiffel tower, a copy of a Monet painting and ephemera collected from several trips to France. 3D items include a vintage flower pin, Mona Lisa pin, beads, miniature "hen" cookie cutter, china figure, a handmade clay tile and others.

Silver City Curio Cabinet

This piece I started a few months ago but needed to finish up the outside of the cabinet with a collage. Inside the cabinet are vintage dollhouse pieces that convey the feeling of the 100 year old hotel in Silver City Idaho that I stayed at back in February of 2009. All pieces are glued in place and on the back wall of each room is a vintage postcard of Silver City.

Curious Cats

Notice the little mouse hiding inside the box.


Chaska said...

Your assemblages are lighthearted and fun, as well as whimsical. I so enjoyed looking at them!

Barb said...

Pam, what a fantastic way to keep your "memories" alive!... and much easier to dust...LOL

Moondoonie said...

I keep seeing that curio cabinet everywhere! No two are decorated the same but I'm kicking myself for getting rid of it. I found one at a second hand store store a few years ago, hung onto it for a year or so & then let it go. I just couldn't see the possibilities. I like what you've done to yours.