Thursday, 1 June 2017

Here's a sneak peek...


... for you.  And trust me, it's really sneaky because they're closeups of some pieces I've been working on over the past while months.

This one is part of a book sculpture called Expat from Arcturus.  It's created from a science fiction anthology, and every time I look at it I giggle (how very mature, right?).



If you've never seen a rosette made from a dryer sheet, this piece could remedy that.  Who Let the Genie Out? is a tiny altered bottle.


You know I have a thing for shoes, so when I found a cocktail boot in a thrift shop, Who Needs Gucci? was born.


 Another book sculpture, this one is Midlife Crisis...so organic-looking considering it's made of something nobody wants!


Do you know what those little medallions on top of wine bottles are?  They're part of a supply called wine bottle shrink capsules, and yes, I had to google that.  They're really fun to use in mixed media when they're part of something called Squaring the Circle V.


Distressed toys call to me - always - so how could I pass up a Ukulele Gone Wild?  I think this piece would be a great addition to a child's room!


This is all in aid of an upcoming show at Centre 64 called Material Change.  The brainchild of Darcy Wanuk, an extraordinary textile artist, all work in the show features upcycled, repurposed items. From the fabulous design stylings of Alison and Bart Bjorkman at Puffin Design to Darcy's deconstructed/reconstructed clothing and my crazy mixed media incorporating all sorts of items that were headed for the landfill, it's an amazing array of new from old.


While the show is running from June 6 to July 1, we'd love you to join us for the opening reception on Saturday, June 10 from 2 - 4 pm.  Meet the artists, and be amazed!

26 comments:

  1. Wow.. what interesting projects! WOW!

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    1. They have been, and the show will be terrific - wish you could see it in person, Susi!

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    2. I would really like to see it in person - yes!

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  2. These all look fabulous, Win!!! Best wishes on your opening and your show !!!!

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    1. Many thanks, Rose - we're very excited about it!

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  3. What wonderful teasers! I am going to have to try to make it to the show just to see what all these things are. Looks like super fun Win!

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    1. Thanks, Val - please DO stop and see the show. It's going to be amazing!!!

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  4. Oh my gosh, I love all those beautiful creations!! Can't wait to see the versions of all you wonderful art!!! Sure wish I could be there, but I live too far away. Great art!!! hugs, patty

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    1. You'll be here in spirit, with thanks...

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  5. Love this kind of art and recycling!!! Beautifully created Win!!!

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    1. Many thanks, Jan...we're looking towards what we expect to be an eye-opener show!

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  6. I love all the creative ideas! All the best to all involved, and HAVE FUN!

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    1. Many thanks, Sue - it's a great group, and FUN will be the word for the day! ;-)

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  7. So much interesting stuff going on Win. Good to see you using all those collected items that we just know will come in useful for a project! You have reminded me I must get round to using my collection too. Happy crafting, Angela xXx

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    1. I love using up all the saved bits that would otherwise land in file 13...loving the planet, and playing at the same time is a great thing!

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  8. Looks some some more FUN was had!! Looking forward to more than the peeks! heehee
    hugs for you my artsy friend! Jackie xx

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    1. Always, Jackie - always! More-than-peeks to come, my friend! xo

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  9. You - dear Win - are a fabulously flittering flirtatious frenzy of artsyness!!! What AMAZING sneek peeks. WOW. Xj.

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    1. Joi, you always make me smile - that's a lovely thing to say! More to come, with full frenzy forward! :D

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  10. You know I love you - but these sneak peeks are annoying! I need to see each item in it's entirety, you know how patient I can be (sometimes)! Otherwise this is a fun post. All the very best for a huge turnout at the opening reception, Centre 64 is such a phenomenal venue. Sorry to have to miss this show.

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    1. You make me laugh, Alice - you're about as patient as am I when it comes for artwork! :D Keep your eyes peeled - more photos to come this week.

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    2. Forgot to mention that I, too, am sorry you will miss this show, but major surgery is one bang-up reason for taking a miss. Hope all the photos will suffice! xo

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  11. Very intriguing sneak peeks, Win! When can we admire the full projects, I wonder?

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    1. You'll certainly see some of them soon. We installed the show a couple of days ago, and photos are forthcoming, no doubt in tomorrow's post!

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  12. Oooh, some of those textures! Sigh, it's just so far away... Thank you for giving me a glimpse. And now I'll move on to the next post and see a bit more, I think :)

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    1. Glad you enjoyed the peek, Tracy...I do wish you were closer so you could see it in person! xo

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