Thursday, 21 July 2011

little boxes





I have tried papier mache and wood and am loving making these boxes! I have rediscovered influences from the past like William Morris. I had his wallpaper on my first house - a tiny terrace cottage, but adored the grandiose paper but could only afford to put it on one wall. And nostalgia! Down the road at Blakemere there is an enormous antiques emporium which is stacked sky high with all kinds of things, jewellery, hideous plates, football memorabilia but I spent ages looking though their old books (bit pricey though) and got loads of inspiration, but the best is a little section where they have old postcards. One of them must have been written very early on in the 20th century and says 'Dear Edna, I enjoying myself very much at London. I have seen a balloon with men in called the sausage. I have been on a steamer, down the River Thames, love from Marion'. That dates it a bit.

Anyway, the boxes are going well on Folksy and I have so many ideas. Getting very stuck in the past though.

6 comments:

RainbowhART said...

These look fab! I'm sure they'll do well on folksy =]

Rosa Lily (Pen) said...

Only just discovered you on Folksy and what a lovely blog to! x

Hekate01 said...

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Annabel said...

thanks for lovely comments - will now come and explore

The Sparkly Fairy said...

Saw your items on Folksy and wanted to see the blog! Love your work!

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