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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

A Dog's Life...

I decided to try an assemblage collage on stretched canvas- it's a 3-D piece made of all vintage materials- I call it "A Dog's Life"!  I love dogs and collect vintage dog art and items!  This piece is meant to be graphic and whimsical- her sparkly little crown was cut from an old cardboard glittered Christmas light reflector!  I used old ephemera- sheet music, bingo and playing cards, a vintage weight scale fortune, dictionary entry- with many old goodies- letters, buckles, a strap, an erector piece, game pieces, metal gear and tag, etc.  It was a fun project!  I'm looking forward to trying some other pieces...I'm so inspired by many of you!
 
  
  
  

Linking to Cindy Adkins Creative Spirit Challenge
Until next time...
Linda

27 comments:

  1. Hi Linda,
    I love this piece. It's fun to collect ephemera to have handy for projects like this. As you demonstrated, creatively combining a little bit of this and a little bit of that and you have a beautiful piece of art.
    Jane

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  2. Love your little creation. Very creative. Mimi

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  3. What a lovely piece.

    I like the way you put it all together.

    I am enjoying reading your blog, and I like the quote on your sidebar today.

    'not the finding of the thing, but making something of it after it is found' ...how true that is!

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  4. Oh Linda -- How unique!!! Those colors and textures work wonderfully together. What a totally cool display. Where will you be putting it?

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  5. Beautiful collage - I love all the detail you've included. I am new to your site, but will be a regular visitor now.
    Http://Heavens2betsy-creativeoverflow.blogspot.com/

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  6. Hi Linda,
    it is wonderfull, and the dog image so lovely.

    Dorthe

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  7. I wouldn't know where to begin to assemble anything like that. I like the little crown.

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  8. Linda - I love all the pieces and parts you put together - isn't it fun working with vintage "junk"? This is a wonderful piece of art!

    And, thanks for stopping by my blog and entering my giveaway - good luck!

    Kathy

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  9. Hi Linda, Love the items you used to create this piece--very fun and graphic!! Keep up the good work~Love looking at it! junkinjulie

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  10. I love the colors in this and the clever way you wove the text through the buckle. I find it so hard to sacrifice some of my collections for the art pieces but the results make it worth it!

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  11. I wanted to say that your Etsy piece "Time Flies" is really grate! (sorry, I couldn't resist)

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  12. Hi Linda,
    Your collage is great and I lOVE the theme :)
    I made a 50th birthday one for my sister. I forgot how much fun making a collage is.
    Deb :)

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  13. Linda,
    I especially like the buckles you used and the definition of Dog!!!
    Nice work-
    Lynn

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  14. that is so charming...i love the collar you added on...what a fun piece!!!

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  15. Thanks, everyone- I'm inspired to try it again!

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  16. Linda that is awesome! You are really great at your crafts and scrap booking stuff!!~

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  17. I love dogs, and I love this! Beautiful!

    Kat :)

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  18. very yummy...very inspiring! i just love looking at creative goodies like this!
    thanks for coming by as well, it's so nice of you to take the time like that!

    ciao bella...happy creating!

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  19. How interesting and neat a piece. Very imaginitive..I never would of thought of it.
    Thanks for sharing
    Maggie

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  20. Hi Linda, I can't believe I missed this one! I love this collage with the doggie. I'm also very partial to anything with the old sheet music in it.

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  21. Hi Linda,
    This is just precious and oh, I love dogs too!!!
    What an adorable piece--thank you so much for linking it up so everyone could see it!
    Hugs,
    Cindy
    xox

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  22. What a fab piece! I am a doggie lover too! Hannah & Kodak rule our roost!!

    xxoo

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  23. What a lovely fun project! I really enjoyed having a look around this piece Linda...esp love the quotes X

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  24. Linda~ I am also a lover of dogs. Especially when they are mine! Loved your project and I am sure that I would like you too. You know it says alot about a persons character when they are someone who loves animals. At least I think so. I also have a project that I entered in the Creative Spirit Challenge... Such fun!

    Take Care~ Sherry

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  25. That is great! I love dogs too. Thanks for sharing, have a great weekend,
    Kim

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  26. Oh, love it! Love it!
    Your pictures are just wonderful!
    Thank you for sharing!
    Leticia

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