Tuesday, October 31, 2006
This pendant is made with an old slide of my artwork. It is sandwiched in glass and then heated until it starts to melt. The top piece of glass cracked, but the melted plastic holds it together nicely, and gives it more texture. This is photographed with a light source behind it. When it is worn it is a lot more subtle.
Monday, October 30, 2006
Monday, October 23, 2006
I met this cool guy at the Fells Point Flea Market selling all sorts of cool stuff to donate money to his church. One of the things was a box of old slides he took in the 70's for a porn company in CA. How could I resist? Porn for a good cause! They are much cooler in person, it is hard to take photos on a light box.
Friday, October 20, 2006
I had a great day yesterday! I sold 4 necklaces! One necklace was bought by someone who just came in to look at the gallery. It is always nice when someone I don't know personally likes my stuff because I don't feel like they were guilted into it. Later, I sold 3 to a person whose tastes I really admire.
After work I found the motherload of great plates (above). AND while I was in Sal's Boutique looking at the plates, a woman came up to me and asked "are you the woman who makes mailboxes??" I told her I was. She said that she met me a little while ago at a Goodwill and that she always looks at the plates for me now. She wanted my card so she could look at my mailboxes. While I was talking to her about Handmade Arcade I heard someone say "Did you say Handmade Arcade? Are you Juliet?" It was Annies friend Melissa! She figured it was me because I was in the plate section. I had a great conversation with her about post-collage "art". When I went to check out, the lady behind the counter remembered me and we talked about my work. I felt like a celebrity for a minute (so what if it was in Salvation Army)
I was brought back to reality later in the day when I thought I could have a good time trying on dresses. Not so much.
So thanks to all who made my day great.