Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Deconstructed and Upcycled

They say curiosity got the cat, but sometimes it gets me too.  I want to know how stuff is put together.  So I  bought this thrifted bag a while back.  It was too big for my taste after I got it home.  So I saved it, thought I would use the hardware off of it.

OK, long story short I did that.  Now since I have this crazy love for Denim it felt only fitting to make a new make.  I made it smaller and added my own little twist.
Lining is from an old pair of work pants.


Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Today's fiddle

This started out as a watercolor piece as a background excercise. Then I wrote on it, one thing led to another and this.

Friday, October 02, 2015

Tooting my own horn

Tooting my own horn! I just received an email from Adele Maria Sciortino notifying me of the arrival of the Fall issue of A for Artistic e-magazine. I'm among some amazing Artists who have an Article in the issue. This 71 page e-magazine is chucked full of Artist Profiles, Inspirational Articles, Tutorials, Book reviews and more. My Article is on pages 56 - 62. 


Here's a sneak peak!

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

It's time

http://www.utes--trolls.com is officially "under construction".  I have put this off long enough.  Going from a PC to an Apple computer has not been an easy task.  No more Frontpage.  I'm in the process of learning Dreamweaver, again not and easy task.

So today I decided it was time.  My poor website has not had many updates.  Bound and determined to learn this new program, I hope to have a new look real soon.  Change is good!

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Started another

Yup, you guessed it!  I started another Box Troll.  This one is a bit shorter than the first and I used some of my grey colored Doe Suede.  I haven't quite decided what sort of box he get, but it will be a bigger box.  I will keep you posted!

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Box Troll

I loved the movie and thought I had to try my hand at a Box Troll.  Yes even his box is made of fabric. Actually paint canvas.  I started with the box and I got a little anal with it.  Oh' well this is how I learn.  

This little guy measures about 13"  Is all cloth with needle sculpted features, inset eyes.  I decided to give him only three fingers and three toes.  He came together quite nicely!  

Here are a couple of close ups of the box! 

I totally had fun with the box, just check out the bar code.  So yes I will have to make a few more.  You can't just have one Box Troll?!?

Thursday, July 02, 2015

Upcycled an old canvas

Bought this huge old painting at a garage sale.  I wanted a canvas that I could repurpose.   Should have been an easy thing to do. Well, this canvas had a lot of texture on it, that I could not get off.  So I took out all one thousand staples and flipped it over and re stapled it and painted it with some left over house hold paint.  Painted it .........wasn't happy with it and just kept painting.  Waited a few days before touched it again and Voila. It is now the new addition in the guest bedroom.