Monday, April 19, 2010

March 2010 BJP AMD - Part 4


I realized that there was a danger there wouldn't be enough of a "me" or recycled element in this piece. Still pondering this fact, I stopped off at the grocery store. While walking back to the car, I spotted the glint of metal. To my surprise, it was a pair of glasses that had been flattened by a car. Wasn't that just perfect? The glasses were not quite the right colour (dark blue and silver), but I could fix that with a few dabs of alcohol ink. Recycling at it's finest, but more importantly they also hinted at the "me" element. A little known fact is that I've been wearing glasses since I was six years old. I don't wear contacts, just the glasses and they're actually one of my earliest memories. I remember that my first pair of glasses was a blue plaid with a matching key chain (the key chain was a little pair of glasses in the same plaid). I thought it was soooo cool!!

3 comments:

Beth said...

Hummmm..... maybe a visit to root around in your found and saved stuff would be a good vacation....

I bet there are are some more interesting finds!!!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I never in a million years would have thought to use smushed glasses in a piece - you were totally inspired! I love this entire piece - fabulousness!!

Anne Marie - Toronto said...

Beth, you might get lost, never to return to Chicago OR SA!!! Most of my stash is of the soft variety.....all of this mixed media stuff is a fairly recent quirk of mine.

Magpie.....did you notice that I now have two Magpies in my nest? The other is my friend Cheryl, the dollmaker. I should introduce the two of you one of these days. Thanks for your compliments. Those glasses were quite the find and a stretch for even my wacky imagination! Not a speck of rust on them either......Go figure!