Thursday, 10 May 2018

Because we're moving...

... and the packing and cleaning and sorting and disposing and opening and closing boxes is really getting out of hand, I find creative time is at a premium.  Until I get into my new studio, I thought you might like to take a look at some projects from the past.

This delightful creature,

Horsefeathers © Win Dinn
was conceived for Art Trot  and you'll find a trail from the previous link through to here and the grand finale.

Another project that took for-flippin'-ever was A Case for Gardening.  It was all that carving out of the book pages that had me cross-eyed and not-quite-sane, but the result is still a favourite.

A Case for Gardening © Win Dinn
I'm still loving these shoes (although they're packed now).



Their story is here and here.

Only twelve days to go until we move, and then into a studio again.  I'm chomping at the bit, can you tell?!



26 comments:

  1. No, I hadn’t noticed you chomping at the bit but I thought I saw you frothing at the mouth!
    Seriously, I’m very excited for you and the pending move. Plus, I’m keen as hell to see your new home. As driven as you are, I’m sure you’ll have it whipped into shape in no time!

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    1. I surely hope so, Alice, and I can hardly wait until you can get out here for a visit; we're long overdue!!!!!

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  2. I have always enjoyed your creativity and unusual mind set but I think the horse and the shoes take top spot for their WOW effect. Good luck with the move.

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    1. Is that a polite way of saying I'm wacko, Val? :D And yes, they were surely great fun to create in spite of the nutty ideas that inspired them.

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  3. OMG- amazing projects - I am in awe of all of them! Good you showed them again! ♥♥♥
    Wishing you power for the move Win Dinn! Hugs Susi

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    1. Thanks, Susi - I love it when the muse pushes us so far out of the box that it's a struggle to climb back in. Thanks for stopping by, you blue poppy-extraordinaire woman, you! <3

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  4. The shoes are my absolute favourite ! I hope you'll get some play time soon !
    Corrie x

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    1. Thanks, Corrie - they're a favourite of mine as well, and I'll take great giggling glee when I unwrap them in the condo in a couple of weeks!

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  5. The word of the week is "Endure". I just love the treasures from your archives, the horse is brilliant. I am hugely interested in that book carving it's gorgeous. I have always wanted to do something with a book I even bought one at the rummage store with a project in mind, but the book had so much cool stuff in it I still have it I couldn't chop it up. I think I suffer from too much love for books. Now those drop dead knock out shoes are to die for, and I have found a new motto...I live my life in kick-ass color...lol I love it.
    Carry on my friend and intrepid artist the studio is in sight. Best wishes in all your packing and projects.

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    1. Endure is a great word for this week, Deann! Oh, you would LOVE doing altered books (the gardening one is a very old and disused law book - what better thing to do with a very dry subject than turn it into art?). I'm with you on a love for books, so I use books that are damaged to turn into artwork. The shoes were a blast to do, and I've done more since then, although I've never done another horse. :D Perhaps that's because I couldn't get John to do another armature for one, or the thought of ruining yet another electric beater didn't thrill me. Live and learn, right? Eleven days to go, but who's counting?! xo

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  6. Hope all goes well on the big day and that you get your studio straight soon.

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    1. I with you on both counts, Sarah - thanks for stopping by!

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  7. Those shoes are mega! And I can't believe all the cut details in that book. I'm not surprised it sent you cross-eyed.
    Best of luck with the move. I hope you find plenty to satisfy the creativity hunger until your new studio is up and running :)

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    1. Thanks, Tracy - the shoes were great fun to do. I enjoyed doing the book, too, once all that grass was cut an interspersed to make the 'lawn' - it truly was a crazy project!

      We're so close now and if I'm eating too many cookies during the last week or so, surely I'm wearing them off with all the packing exercise? Thanks for the kind thoughts, my just-did-it-friend.

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  8. omgosh! I thought you were already settled my friend! keep the faith, it will be here before you know it!
    sending hugs,Jackie xx

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    1. The sale and purchase happened so fast that it seems we should be settled by now, Jackie. Not too long to go, though, and soon I'll have that new studio for playtime. Sending big hugs, my recovering friend. xo

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  9. Good luck with the move Win! I know how tiring and stressful it can be. I've enjoyed looking at your old projects - I think I might remember the shoes but I don't think I've seen the other two! Next time I visit, you'll probably be all settled in your new studio! xx

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    1. I most certainly hope we'll be settled son, Zsuzsa...it's a crazy-making thing to be moving after eleven years in one place, and the extreme downsizing adds a whole other layer. We're very much looking forward to being done with this one (and hope we don't need to do it again any time soon. :D ).

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  10. It's always good to look back and with all those great projects too. Good luck with the move, Angela xXx

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    1. Thanks, Angela, on both counts...we can hardly wait for the latter!

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  11. Oh, Win, your creations of the past are gorgeous. Good luck with the move, my friend. Kisses.

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    1. They were all fun projects, Mia - and thanks for the good-move wishes!

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  12. These three artobjects are pure treasures Win!
    I love them all, and am happy to have a look on your treasure chest...
    Another good thing by virtue of a great move, you can touch again pieces of your history.

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    1. Thanks, Sim - it's fun to see these again, and know that they've been enjoyed! One more week to the move, and then I'll be in a new studio - woot! woot!!!

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  13. I hope you're holding up okay, hang in there only a few day left and your in.

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    1. Yeehaw - all done and moved. Let the unpacking be finished now please?!

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