Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Inspiration in the Studio

On Wednesday I am headed to Cincinnati to see my high school friends and to brainstorm on some new projects with my friend Lori. Since I don't like the camera that I have; I borrowed one from a friend and have been shooting things around the studio so I can get the hang of it. I am also looking for inspiration around the studio so that I am ready to hit the ground running as they say.

While hunting for a shirt button I pulled these lovely raw buttons (for lack of a better description) out of their box. My intention is to make them into jewelry but in the meantime I think I will put them on display. They are so intricate and beautiful and I love the color. I call them raw buttons because they are what a vintage button looked like before the paint, rhinestones and shank are added.

As you can see finding a button here is no problem. These are some of my great grandmother's .

This is a little still life at the base of my computer. The chicken lady has been with me since college. She always manages to put a smile on my face.

My sister and I in a macaroni frame.

Part of my inspiration board. For awhile I was collecting vintage corsages. I hang them around mirrors and on doors during the holidays. This one managed to escaped the box when I put the decorations away this year. It served as a muse for the name tag mentioned in a previous post.

A letter from my friend Chloe. She and her sister, Colette are my favorite "sisters". I found this in my luggage the last time Tom and I visited them in Miami.

The dress is from a Oiseaux Sisters workshop many years ago. Dipping things in beeswax is addicting and highly recommended.

I brought the branch in to use as a Christmas tree and decided to keep it in the studio. Margo Tantau made the gift tag from porcelain letters. It was attached to a box of said letters that she gave me for my birthday. Clever girl!
Suddenly I'm inspired.

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