Wednesday, May 13, 2009

KC Willis Collage Camp

If you are not familiar with KC Willis go here. You will see she usually uses western and native American images in her beautiful works. Her camp has been fun learning her tricks to layering fabrics and distressing. However, if you know me I like to color outside the lines. I really wanted to add hardware to bring in even more texture. And of course add a doll.


It Takes Time to See
In this first piece I added a doll. I stayed away from making her to creepy. Her body has been coffee dyed. Cinnamon was sprinkled on while she was still wet. She smells good. I used a canvas board to mount everything on. This makes the piece stronger to hold the weight of the doll and tin. The pocket watch had been my grandfather's and it still works.
The In-Laws
Also mounted on a canvas board. I used the rust technique on the board. The leafs on the tree represent a family member.

The image is a post card I picked up in Sedona. The picture cracks me up. I'm guessing they were having a watermelon eating contest. If only these old pictures could talk.

12 comments:

julie Haymaker thompson said...

At first I thought the watermelons where photo shopped in, what a great photo to use in the sweet piece. julie

Jamie said...

Becky your blog and art is a true inspiration! Love, Jamie

JWood said...

nice becky! great job!

julie Haymaker thompson said...

Hi Becky I met Mike Putman and Leslie this weekend a at the bliss event they are kindred spirits. I loved them We talked about you hope your ears rang sweet music?? julie

cindy said...

So much to love here....the textures you put together, the coffee/cinny stain on the doll and that photo! LOVE that photo, what a find.

-c
yapping cat

Tumble Fish Studio said...

I loved reading about these pieces I've been drooling over. They are so lovely. They need to be published. They are amazing. (the watermelon is one of my favorite parts - a fantastic photo to use, brilliant for many reasons!)

I have been talking about you with Mike Putman too. I first discovered him last fall through another blog and just about stalked him. Then I backed off a bit and found other victims to pester. We don't know each other well but passed a couple of messages last week and you came up in the best of ways. You must be bringing the whole world together! And, you're very popular - as you should be! You are emerging, exploding as of late, as a great and talented artist that everyone has their eye on my dear! Enjoy it!

Love this work. LOVE IT!
marsha

eclectic archivist said...

WOW...
they are wonderful!

carlene federer said...

you know I love these pieces so much! I'm not even scared of the doll, lol! I'm lucky I get to see them in person, they're even cooler! Great work Becky!

Casii said...

Definitely out of the box; like a wonderful box full of delights filled to overflowing!

Great work. I don't know even know where to start on telling you how much I love teh individual details!

CeCe said...

Hello There,
I just wanted to let you know I won your apron and I picked it up yesterday at Mystic Paper. It is darling and I plan to wear it as an outfit--- not just as an apron. Love it and thank you so much for the creative effort that I will be proudly wearing!!!!

Jennifer said...

Both of your projects are wonderful Becky. Thanks for sharing them with us!

girl_gone_thread_wild said...

Becky, I'm in loooove with your top quilt with doll.. just beautiful!

Flipping through SS I found many an inspiration.. thank you for sharing everything that you do!

xo, monica :)