small stories studio

" In contemplation of created things, by steps we may ascend to Heaven."

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Rusted and reborn

It's a new year and time to get back to creating some new work! I had a yearning to work with the rustiest pieces of "junk" I could find and give them a new life. These creations are what I came up with.
This is one of my favorite tintypes, I love the black lines running thru it, to me it makes it much more interesting.

After I completed this piece I went to stand it up and it fell face down because of the weight of everything I had added to the front. So after much deliberation I came up with the solution of adding this heavy metal piece to the back and voila it balanced it out so that it stands!

I think this piece the girls are in was an old toaster, but I could be wrong. I just loved the shape of it.

I finally found a use for this old rusty coffee can and love the addition of a piece of lace given to me by the wonderful Laura of 52Flea!

I think this is my favorite rusty one. I even found a tintype with rust on it, just perfect for this piece.

To see more photos of these pieces just take a peek here.


Tina @ TinyBear said...

Those pieces are awesome Cheryl. Love them all. You are so talented and creative.
xo Tina

Carol Mae said...

I love all your new rusted pieces of art. You are very creative. Cool ! cool! Hugs, Carol Mae

laura tringali holmes said...

The sense of hope in the top photo is quite powerful. Even with that cinched waist--with hardware yet--and the ghostly floatings in the background, our girl's eyes are sparkling. Lush, and so luscious!

Daryle and Katie said...

Cheryl... these new pieces are so engaging and interesting. Beautiful hinges, warm, worn patina on the metal, the verses you choose, and the photos and vintage tintype are... each one, perfect! What a wonderful way to move into a New Year! Happiest Wishes to you... Daryle

" SHABBY JUNK" said...

U are a wonderful artist! Love all of the pieces you pictured! judy

Susan deGeneres said...

I can look at your art for a very long time and still feel as if I've not looked close enough. It's quietly provocative. I love the passages that you attach, they make you think of deeper meaning.


Anonymous said...

There isn't anyone else that can do what you do!
There is something so magical about it!

Angela said...

Wow, I love how you put the pieces together!

Anji Johnston said...

Some of your very best. I just can't express how much I admire your artwork. You are a true talent. Happy New Year BTW!

Lurena Sheary Williamson said...

very cool works! They are getting bigger and better!

Riki Schumacher said...

Your work continues to inspire me, just amazing!! Happy New Year. Riki

Jem said...

I'm so pleased I came across your blog! Your pieces are so unique!

Jem xXx

north pal said...

cheryl, i always get so excited when i see you have listed some new creation. so, this means i am excited. your creations are an inspiration. Bestest,Denise

Romeo said...

LOVE rust and as always LOVE your creations!!!!! These are worth giving up catnip for!!!!


Romeo and "her"