A few things that will be on my mind this week when looking for inspiration for crafting, creating, thrifting, and enjoying:
Fashion Inspired Decorations
|Porcelain Shoe and Hat Figurines|
I love clothing-inspired accessories almost as much as the real thing and I'll be searching antique stores and thrift stores to find more favorites to add to my collection.
|Brian Dettmer Prehistoric Societies, 2011, Allegheny College Re-ContTEXT: Book as Object|
The piece, Prehistoric Societies was one of the many interesting book inspired exhibits at my schools recent gallery show, Re-ConTEXT: Book as Object. As an extreme reading junkie and book lover, it not only gave me a nice chance to take a break from studying and enjoy art, but also to re-imagine the way I see books and to think about the transformations an object can make (especially important as a lover of all things upcycled and repurposed!)
Possible Craft Projects
|Beaded Doll Jewelry|
A friend of mine received this hand-me down necklace from a co-worker, and I can think of several beadwork projects that I might be inspired to take on after seeing this hand-crafted necklace and wanting one of my own.
Upcycling and Crafting Combo Ideas
|Repurposed Silverware Art|
I often collect old saucers and cups for the sheer prettiness they evoke. Aside from a few that serve as catch-alls or jewelry holders, most don't get a lot of use. These pieces, done by local crafters really have my mind turning, thinking of new ways to re-use those pretty old plates that would otherwise end up as unwanted clutters on the thrift store shelf, or mismatched settings that would remain unused.