Monday, July 02, 2007

Ann Wood bird--Liberty



i saw the Joseph Cornell retrospective at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem last month with matthew. it reminded me of how crafts-oriented i used to be in high school and college. my rooms were always filled with odds and ends ready for collages or decoupage. when i decided to finally put my Ann Wood bird in a safe display space, i realized i lacked the materials for decorating its box. i managed to find some glue and an old issue of Nature magazine from the 20s that i bought at a flea market last month. thank goodness for ikea's cheap shadow boxes.

i'm not sure if the liberty fabric looks quite 'right' with the background, but it'll do for now. oh, and Liberty is standing on 'grass' that i collaged from small snippets that i found in various martha stewart wedding issues. it's amazing how hard it is to find large swath of grass depicted in magazines. people are always standing on it.

3 comments:

Linda said...

Yay for the return of craftiness!

sherry said...

the ikea box end result is really lovely! i'm inspired now to go make my own :D

e said...

i love the ikea shadow box. i should stock up on them, along with crafts odds and ends from flea markets. i'm still deciding what to put in my other box...