Thursday, 19 September 2013

See Mrs. Gray she's proud today because her roses are in bloom, Mr. Green he's so serene, He's got a t.v. in every room...

 A date for the diary dear friends.  Looking forward very much to exhibiting at Selvedge Winter Fair
Looking at the list of Exhibitors is a little daunting though...there is going to be some mighty fine and beautiful wares to tempt.
Anyway, onto Hens Teeth wares....these purses seem to be raising a smile, as Lavinia is the 'Keeper of the buttons'.

You will, no doubt, remember the 'Threads of Feeling' Exhibition at Foundling Museum, London a couple of years ago?   Deeply moving...the exhibits have stayed with me, particuarly since revisiting the Museum in March this year, for the 'Fate, Hope and Charity' Exhib.
The piece below is inspired by those Ledgers and Entry Books...I wanted to create a work that has a sad beauty.
Worked on a 1851 envelope.
Very old textiles and a wax seal, which I pressed a button into.

 Onto a little mixed media piece, applied to the back of a Lozenge tin and hanging from a Lace bobbin.

Well, that's me for today ... oh and calling Gill, come in Gill, the winner of the Giveaway....your brooch is waiting for you!

Thank you for stopping by x

Monkees - Pleasant Valley Sunday 


primrosesattic said...

I love the keeper of the buttons. Your work is always inspiring.

the vanilla squirrel said...

hello viv...beautiful as always! i have a golden ticket so I'll see you at the selvedge fair!!!9need to start saving or extend my mortgage???) love E x

MadBirdDesignsUK said...

Super work Viv, love the tin assemblage. Can I pretend I'm the winner, will she notice, the real winner???? Please let me know lol.

Jacqui Galloway said...

love your 1851 envelope piece. Inspiring. Jacqui(livingwithethel)x

Jayne said...

All beautiful pieces of work Viv, love the piece you created inspired by your thoughts truly lovely. I am sure the Selvedge Fair will be a fantastic experience. Your fingers will be very busy over the next few weeks! p.s loving Lavinia x

veronica said...

Just one word------Fabulous!

the woolly dog said...

Good luck for the show, I'm hoping to go, so hopefully I can get to see your lovely things for real. x