Friday, March 24, 2006

My First Studio Friday!

I've decided to start participating in "Studio Friday"! I always enjoy seeing into other artists' studios, so thought I've give it a try. This week's theme is "Secret Stash". Nothing came to mind at first for this theme. Do I go from the angle of finding supplies that are a secret from my husband? I certainly have plenty of materials that Jason would probably be appalled that I purchased, or at least be appalled at how much was spent on them! Or do I go from the angle of finding coveted items that I can't ever bring myself to actually use, even though I just HAD to have them? I have an abundance of those for sure!

So I took a look around the studio, trying to find the perfect entry for this week's theme. I looked through files, scanned my desk, and opened drawers that haven't been opened for a while. And there, in one of these forgotten drawers, was the ideal "secret stash"! It's a drawer full of vintage trims, laces, and tatting- an EBay auction I won after last year's Artfest. I had taken a class from
Janet Cooper, and wanted to try incorporating some of her style into my own work. She uses all sorts of vintage fabrics and trims in her "quilts"/wall hangings. Oh, how I love her work! Here are the pieces of art I did in the class, by the way...

So anyway, I won this auction and promptly forgot about it because we were in the midst of moving a month later. And there these things have sit, hidden in a drawer, waiting for me to discover them again! There are all kinds of fun things in there that I now see I can use! And so I guess the angle I ended up taking with this week's theme was a "secret stash" that was secret to everyone, even me!

9 comments:

ULLA said...

Oh geeze Corey, If I had a 'secret stash' like that I would be in heaven. I have not seen Janets work before, very fun, although I am partial to yours. Can't wait to see how you incorporate these treasures into your own work...

BonnieRose said...

such beautiful stuff... u need to start using this.. wow... heavenly!

Anonymous said...

Corey, just wanted to let you know how inspiring your blog and your work is to me, I feel like we are kindred spirits. Just started my own blog cuz of inspiring people like you. Creatively, Tammie Moore
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firstborn studio said...

ohlala...lace and notions and such...the best stash yet!

Sofia Barao said...

No this can't be true I've been a lace lover for years this is a pure dream to me, oh My !! and thank you for the link of Janet Cooper didn't know her and what she does is extremely wonderful, and I've been making some drawings and I wanted to use also trim, lace, ribbon, collage to make dolls. This is a great link, your dolls are Beautiful :)

Joy Eliz said...

a lost treasure now found...how cool!!!

iHanna said...

Oh, I love that. I think we all must have things like that in the back of a closet or in the bottom of a pile of papers, things we've forgetten that we bought and wanted so much. Guess that's a reason to clean up every now and then.

LOVE your two dolls, you should really do more of those!

Gillian Greding said...

Such lovely things...

Sharon Wisely said...

Better late than never--your secret stash is wonderful!