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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

A little glue does a body good ~

I finally wandered back into my studio yesterday....
It felt good to play again.
I was slapping glue on everything ~
covering things with wonderful old sheet music
aged by time....

Here's one of those Mud Pie boxes I snagged at a yard sale ~
they're like small hat boxes....
I applied gesso first because I wasn't sure how light or
dark my covering would be.

Now covered and drying. I haven't a clue what I plan on doing with it
but I'm sure I'll come up with something ~

I won't say what the little thing below is :) ~ but I covered it a little
differently than the others I've made.

And the small canvas I found at Hobby Lobby?
It's on it's way to becoming something totally different...
the first layer?
Good ol' kraft wrap.

And do you know what's more wonderful than
an amazing old typewriter??

An amazing old typewriter that actually types!!!!

I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday precious friends,
hugs and love,


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

This is where I am so happy: in my studio, gluing or glittering away! You should see the altered art book I am making. I literally get goosebumps as I work on it!!! Have a great day, Dawn, Anita

Lori said...

Dawn, that typewriter is wonderful!!! i have been wanting one for a long time!!!

@nne said...

Wonderful post! It makes my day, thanks for sharing, @nne

Susie~From My Home To Yours said...

Hey Dawn,
There's definitely something about playing with glue! Once I get started, I want to glue everything! I think the 'unknown' object is a peat pot! Right? Well we'll just have to wait and see!

Seems these days I'm at my best when I'm in my studio puttering around. I've been out from work on Short Term Disability, and I've been so happy spending my days creating things. You are always a source of inspiration! Thanks!

Theresa said...

Beautiful creations! I am not familiar with gesso but I gotta get me some of that stuff:) Have a blessed and creative day! HUGS!

CosmoGirl Carla said...

Wish I could "catch" whatever you came down with to get me back into being creative. I've been so uncreative lately. Maybe I should spend some time surfing around my fave creative blogs - like yours! - to get those juices flowing.

I'm so jealous of your typewriter! I've always wanted an old one like that. Maybe someday I'll be lucky enough to stumble upon one.

Can't wait to see what you do with the beginnings of your new creations.

Have a great day!

madrekarin said...

Once I get the bed out of the craft room, I'll be doing the same thing! Looks like you have a great start on a lot of little projects. :)

madrekarin said...

Once I get the bed out of the craft room, I'll be doing the same thing! Looks like you have a great start on a lot of little projects. :)

madrekarin said...

Once I get the bed out of the craft room, I'll be doing the same thing! Looks like you have a great start on a lot of little projects. :) said...

Your creations came out great! I have an old working typewriter too. A very fun, decorative piece to keep on an old desk:)
Blog: Capers of the vintage vixens

Anonymous said...

Well, look who's back in her studio making messes again! Dawn! So good to see you've had some time to play again, busy lady!
Blessings, XX and OO


Tarnished and Tarnished said...

Sheet music & matte gel can make anything look amazing. Love the mud pie boxes, never seen them before. Where have I been? I think I see a 'p' word in there, hummmm & could it be a little soapbox??? That typewriter is gorgeous. I remember when you found it for the space, I knew that sucker would end up in the studio. I'd like to find one. Question, can you still find ribbon to replace? There is no font as cool as the real deal. Have a great day with Clara. Lisa

MosaicMagpie said...

I see a soapbox in the making there. Can't wait to see all of the creations with those. The old typewriter is a gem, wish I could find one. One question, How Many Peat Pots Do You Have??????

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Beautiful creations, Dawn!

That's an awesome typewriter, bonus that it types!


Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I can feel your happiness at creating through your posts, Dawn! Are we avoiding the "p" word then? : ) It looks lovely with the sheet music, anyway. I've been saving some sturdy envelope boxes from the day job to decorate. I did one for a swap and they hold up really well to paint and glue.

Leanne said...

Envy the typewriter -- and love what you're doing in the studio ... Me? I'm feverishly making curtains for Where Bloggers Create. Sewing by hand can be a a real (deleted) sometimes...

LuLu Kellogg said...

You have inspired me to cover a box I have been hoarding :)

I LOVE that old typewriter!


Charlene said...

Loved the nest with the eggs & feathers! And also the typewriter. I bought a wonderful old Underwood just for display but, haven't tried to type with it yet. Do you have any idea where we would find old ribbons for them? HUGS! Charlene said...

I see you are getting a start on Lisa's project!! Isn't that a fun challenge to do? Can't wait to see yours.

Barbara Jean said...

Hi Dawn.
Love your little boxes covered with music paper, or an paper actually!

If you get a chance to come by,
I want you to see how your wonderful work has influenced me. I've loved your little pocket nests (well, that's what I call them), so I did a couple of collages with them.
I just love my new found freedom in putting various things together.

Thanks so much for your inspiration, and for sharing so much with others.


barbara jean

Dapoppins said...

I agree with every comment! You are inspirational!

Dapoppins said...

P. S. Where did you get the very cool graphic at the bottom of your page, the one that says keep going, older posts...I love that! Can I ummm, use it?

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

Love your vintage typewriter!

Vee said...

You sound happy! Good to see all these projects, which you know make us very curious. That's a great old typewriter and a lovely vintage typewriter font that has got to come in handy for so many things!

Joy Lett said...

Oh no you almost used the "p" word. ;-)

Veronica said...

You have some lovely projects on the go Dawn. I havent dropped in for a while because I was so busy with my wedding but now I will be able to catch up on all thats been happening in blog land. Yay.

The Rustic Victorian said...

Oh fun post,,back to creating. Great! I am sure you will have a finished piece before you go to bed tonight Miz Dawn.
YOu can find ribbons and info here:
Have Fun!
Love Marcie

sissie said...

Hi Dawn,
Glad to see that you are back in your studio and enjoying creating wonderful things.

Love the old typewriter and the fact that it still types!!!


Elyse said...

wow, dawn! how cool is that typewriter?! you are going to have fun with that. happy playing!


Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Dawn,
everything looks so yummi - l love your old Typewritter and I'm sure you'll have fun with it.
Have a wonderful day my friend.

clustres said...

So much fun you are having and I love getting to see what you are doing! You are right...old typewriters that actually work are truly wonderful. I finally found one and my hubby fixed it so I can use it. Thanks!


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