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I live in Mooringsport La. and work in construction full time and dabble in art when ever I can. I would love to be able to do my art full time--who knows, maybe one day I will. In the past year, I started doing Festivals, trying to sell my Art. It is ALOT of work, but worth it. I have met so many people with the same interests as myself.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Hold One Still, Silent Place..........

Neatness is not one of my strongest points, so please disregard the background.  This is my work table and it gets pretty rough treatment..........
In my blog post several days ago, I had mentioned some leather that my son had given me. Here are two of the purses that I am making with it.  The photo above is the sewn purse from the inside.  All of the seams that you see along the front of the bag, running horizontally, are the leather pieces that will be cut into fringe.

This is what the front of the bag looks like so far...........

The picture above is the "fringe" flaps, folded back so you can see where the leather will be cut for the fringes.

This is another bag that I am making.  It is a little difficult to see.  The bottom part of the bag is upholstery  fabric, the top part of the bag is leather.

This is one of the pieces that I am working on now.  I call it "A Still, Secret Place".

The heart is made from copper sheeting that I embossed, and then put liver of sulfer on it to darken it.  After it was darkened, I put metal dye on the heart......

The background is made with scrap book paper that I stiched, a rub on butterfly, dictionary text, ink.......

What ever I could find to build depth...........

I have a shadow box frame that I am going to stick this in and a clay heart that I am going to put in the shadow box with it in the post below.
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  1. I cannot decide which purse I love more! The first one is going to be gorgeous I think-but I'm really drawn to the tapestry mixed with the leather too! I love the progress on "A Still, Secret Place". I can't wait to see all of this finished- wonderful work :)

  2. You have been very busy, the shows are getting closer my friend. Love the purses, can't wait to see them! Hugs, Lynn

  3. Your purses are going to be really neat when they are done. I look forward to seeing pictures. The piece with the heart is really cool. I love the look of embossed metal.

  4. Hello Janelle,
    So good to hear from you. Hope that you have been well. I have been well...........and busy!! Thanks for the kind words.