Saturday, August 22, 2009

Vintage Bottles

On my travels to the flea market last weekend, I found a lovely old vintage bottle; its lid still intact for added character and charm. And priced at only $1 it was even more sweet!

It made me think of the work of Anna Corba, an artist I have always admired from afar. She is the queen of collecting vintage ephemera and transforming simple things such as vintage bottles, lined notebooks, gift tags and candle jars into miniature works of art.

So, with my collection of vintage ephemera such as silk ribbon, decorative cord, playing card, and letter medalion, I set out to create my own version of an 'Anna Corba inspired' vintage bottle. It was so simple to make but I think the result is amazing. So pretty!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

In the Studio

I have always been inspired by looking into the studios of other artists. There is a great magazine called 'Where Women Create: Inspiring Work Spaces of Extraordinary Women'. Although it is a magazine, it feels more like a book because of the size of the issue and quality of the printing. Not sure if my studio is worthy to grace the pages of this magazine at the moment. But I tell myself that it is a work in progress; just like my art.