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Monday, April 12, 2010

I'm a DeMenganite!


I had planned to spend all day yesterday on altering the clock cases I had been working on but after a quick trip to the book store, where I picked up Michael DeMeng's newest book, that did not happen! I spent most of the afternoon with this wonderful book and artist. First, I just went thru and looked at all the stunning photos, then I went back and read the book cover to cover and since I had such a great time laughing and learning, I went back and read it all over again!
Then of course, I had to go back and reread his first book "The Secret of Rusty Things" again. His work just inspires me so much and I just think he is one of the most amazing artists ever. How lucky we all are that he shares his creativity by writing these wonderful books.
I would so love to be a fly on the wall in his studio to watch him create but with my luck he would smack me with a flyswatter, paint me and liquid nail me to one of his creations.....lol.....

8 comments:

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

LOL....I think he would Cheryl! He is certainly the King of Altered Art....so very innovative. Amazing and inspiring creative talent! Both books are incredible!
:)

terry said...

DID YOU KNOW THAT HE WILL BE TEACHING IN NORTHEAST OHIO IN JUNE? GO TO SMALLSTORIESSTUDIOS.COM ( GINNY CARTER SMALLENBERG) FOR DETAILS. HAVE A GREAT DAY.

TAPESTRIESOFNATURE said...

I HAVE NEVER HEARD OF HIM! I'M HAEADING RIGHT TO MY LOCAL BORDERS TO SEE IF HE'S THERE.(THE BOOK, NOT HIM) THANKS FOR SHARING.

Lori said...

you are so funny Cheryl:) it sounds like you really enjoyed that book!!!

deerhodes said...

I have not heard of him either...but I will look into his work. I would love for you to write a book too someday. That would be great!

Sherry Goodloe said...

Ooooooooh yes I'm a DeMenganite as WELL! LOL Haven't picked up the new book, but his first book STAYS on my sofa side table!

The Rustic Victorian said...

I am glad his new book is out, I have enjoyed his work for a long time. I will have to look for it and will love getting lost in it too.
I love the Sister piece in the banner,,,your soooo good.
Marcie

Rustique Gal said...

Cheryl, I can't wait to get MDeM's new book. I love his art too. But even more, I love yours. I can't wait to see what you will do with all those clock parts and old photos! I am hoping to get into more dimensional pieces myself and you are one of my favorite inspirations!
Have a great week,
Sherry