Jun 18, 2009

One secret and one new Etsy item

I've made something a little different. Okay, it's not very different. It's a baby step. It's in my Etsy . . .

Twink charm necklace and matted, signed print





The Secret. I'm gonna tell you a secret. Maybe not one you want to know, but a secret none the less. About a year ago from right now, I had pretty impetuously decided (along with my family of course) to quit work and pursue art full time.
The secret is that last year when I was realizing I could finally make art, anything I wanted, and that is all I had to do, I never thought I would end up working in collages! (are you gasping in shock?) I spent a ton of money last summer buying junk, good junk, antique junk, new junk, lots of junk to make 3 dimensional altered pieces. I have two 6' x 4' storage cabinets stuffed full of this junk and more stuffed away in other places. I had seen and been totally entranced with the work of the O'Brien's . . . Opie and Linda. That is what I set out to make. Honestly! And I haven't made one ding dang darn piece in that way. How in the heck did I end up here and what on earth am I going to do with all of my carefully collected junk? Truthfully, I have no idea. Truthfully, I made a necklace today and that is a baby step for me. It's not flat . . . completely. Truthfully, I am comfortable right now doing what I am doing. I'm not ready to part with my junk yet, so maybe some day soon . . . .

15 comments:

julie Haymaker thompson said...

Darling Necklace ! I mean it !!!

Sue said...

Your artwork and your necklace are beautiful. You never know..you might use some of your treasures to make something one day. Have a great day.
~Sue~

indybev said...

A tiny baby step to a whole new phase of your art! I'll bet the response will surprise you. You go girl!

Chrisy said...

So pleased you took the step into quitting that old job and heading off in this direction...who knows where it will lead...how exciting...

Kim Mailhot said...

Love love love the Twink necklace !

Keep making art in whatever form makes your heart happy and your inner artist fulfilled ! Now that your secret is out, I bet that junk makes its way over to the art table really soon ! And if not, that is okay too, Baby !

"An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one." Charles Horton Cooley
Hugs !

Tammara said...

Just keep doing what you're doing! I fell into digital art and haven't come back up to make any of those gorgeous 3D pieces yet either; like you, my art keeps going off in unexpected tangents. But you've gotta follow your muse! I LOVE your blog and your artwork. (And I bet those 3D artist are thinking "gee, someday I should do all that cool digital stuff!")

yoborobo said...

Twink is so adorable! Love the little Twink necklace, too. As for the trunks of junk (haha), you'll make good use of them, not to worry. It's all good, and you are such an amazing artist, there will be lots more fabulous things for us to oogle and coo over. :) Go, Marsha!!!!!
xox Pam

Terri Kahrs said...

A whole year and a whole lot of fairies later, you're STILL coming up with wonderful, new surprises! Love the idea of the prints, and the necklace is adorable! Could there be more jewelry on the horizon?!? The joy is showing in your work, Marsha! Good for you! Hugs, Terri xoxo

NancyB said...

Lovely lovely lovely! I have something on my blog for you!!! xoxo

Malissa said...

I love your necklace! What is better than a wearable work of art?!
Also, as long as you have room to hang onto your "junk", don't get rid of it. You never know when you will come back full circle to where you started and be very happy to know its all still there!

Outstanding Stranger said...

Who says you have to use your junk?? Can't you just collect it like I do??? Teehee...I love my junk. I love your collage work to and will be looking foward to seeing what you do with your junk in the future..Hugs, Diane

Tina said...

I soooo KNEW your work would make excellent Charms!!!! After baby steps you off and running, you know that don'tcha??

lilylovekin said...

I wouldn't get rid of you "stuff" sometimes it feels good just to have it around you. And you never know what the future holds and where your beautiful collages may take you. Although I find it hard to believe you were not interested in collages at first because you do such a great job with them. By the way I love the little necklace.

Linda Cain said...

I absolutely love the necklace. Keep it up! Or, send your treasures to me, I'll buy all your wonderful "stuff." HA!

Linda

thekathrynwheel said...

Oh I just love love love the necklace. Your art fits perfectly inside that little charm, CUTE! P.S I have loads of hoarded junk too :-) My family just couldn't understand why I came home from my hols in France last year with a suitcase full of old agricultural rusty nails, old keys, two pairs of antique spectacles and an old brass bell with a leather handle. Hee hee. Just as well I didn't have my luggage searched :-)))