In 2009, I attended Camp Mini Ha Ha in Nova Scotia. The project that year was this roombox designed by Samm Brockhurst. My intention was to make an art gallery.
And here mine sits - still in the box...
But the artwork still remains:
These were pieces from my 2010visit to Cape Breton in Nova Scotia:
|Print from Louisburg by Jin rong Chen, two kitchen magnet prints from a gallery at Darthmouth|
These first two pieces were from a glass gallery on the Cabot Trail. (I hate to admit that I don't remember where the vase came from.) Actually I remembered later where these pieces came from. The first two are beads that I bought from Linda and Bev of Another World Miniatures (Saskatoon) and the vase is by Janice Crawley, IGMA Fellow from Winnipeg.
The pieces of glass below (each about 3" long) are from that glass gallery. When the glass blowers get to the end of a piece of glass they make ornaments from the remains and sell them for about $1 each. They're wonderful glass sculptures for the "gallery".
I'm debating whether or not to paint them with gallery glass...and wondering how to display them...and whether to display them all - or just one and make it the "highlight" of the show. A couple in RL are wonderful nude pieces.
These are two cards with pictures by "Willie" of the Northern Lights that I bought at the St. Albert Farmers' Market. Just have to cut them out and frame them.
The "Bluenose" is simply a photographic print that I made. The framed scene was a gift to me from the Baha'i when they met at the school when I was Community School Host.
The (unsigned) watercolour of the man fishing was from the garage sale of Joyce Buchanan's miniatures; the framed print of the Northern Lights is an oil painting by a woman who lived in Yellowknife at the time I purchased it about 30 years ago; the scene done in wood was purchased from Lynn's Miniatures and is signed 7/04 signature looks like Hunter.
My collection of possible display pieces. The first two are by John Parker of Swallowhill; the third is one of several plaster wedding cake pillars; the remaining pieces are plastic cake pillars.
I have already purchased one sales counter:
Don't know where this little piece of porcelain came from and don't know if I'll use it here but it's such a pretty little piece:
Just used it to display the display chain that was part of a set from Petite Images that I think I'll use to set apart a 'special' display.
I've decided that this roombox will be perfect for the Art Gallery. With the plexiglass front and top, everything will be totally visible.
The floor is already great. I will re-do all the innerwalls with an overlay of white matboard.
Leanne returned my sander to me this afternoon so I plan on sanding all the outer walls and repainting them burgandy.
So I think that the Art Gallery is pretty much set to go from UFO to fait accomplai!
Let's give me about a week?!
Let's give me about a week?!