Saturday, April 19, 2008

Notable


I mentioned in my last post that I had been inspired by Mary Schweitzer (Green Woman Creating) piece “Noteworthy”. I had contacted her to make sure she did not mind if I made a doppelganger of her piece and she was very encouraging. I love artists that have a desire to inspirer art. There are so many artists that are so worried that someone might use their idea that they can’t see past their own nose. I have always felt that to emulate someone’s work is a complement to them and it is refreshing to meet other artists that feel the same way :)

So meet “Notable” my version of “Noteworthy” I soldered an antique canning jar lifter to a candleholder to form most of the body, then added a vintage look hanger to that. The candle holder part now holds paperclips. I then attached the head by positioning it over the top of the jar lifter and pressing air dry clay around the top loop of the jar lifter and into the bottom of the head. This created a little bottom in the head too… forming a little cup for the pencil hair. An antique dance card pencil hangs from the clipboard that was made from a piece a rusted metal. The back of the calendar was also made from rusted metal then hung on jump rings on the canning jar body. I printed the calendar on my computer then I carefully spread some foil leafing adhesive on the top edges to create that gummy edge you see on tablets. When that was dry I used a little talc on it so the top edge was no longer sticky. Now the pages will pull off like a tablet as the months change.


13 comments:

di said...

Inka - that is spectacular! and how great that will look on a desk. and how lucky to have a "junk" store near you - I am still looking for one. Di

Michelle said...

That is fabulous! I just love that doll's face.

juliekintaiwan said...

Looks great! I hope this comment doesn't get eaten, mine often do on your blog for some reason!

Kim said...

Love her , you did a spectacular job! I completely agree with Di , she'll look wonderful wherever you keep her but I would definitely have her in my computer armoire keeping me company!

Altered Route said...

Love the word 'doppelganger ' and love your noteworthy creation. You sure had some great finds...
Connie
http://alteredroute.blogspot.com

word verification is RVKOA...funny

Carolyn said...

Utterly amazing after viewing your pile of "junk" and now seeing the results. What a creative mind and you work so quickly. I really like your notable doll; she is useful once more, not just sitting in a junk drawer.

Carolyn

Anonymous said...

I think this piece is WONDERFUL!

Mavis

Mary Catherine Dabrowski said...

Very impressive, Inka! I love her! I don't solder, but now I'm sooo tempted to learn.

The Paris Salon said...

This is a gorgeous piece Inka! The detail is phenomenal. Where did the wings come from, and how did you attach them?
You are so generous with us here in blogland...than you!
Gaye

morningDove said...

This is a gorgeous piece inspired by Mary's. Great work. I don't solder and have never tried any of this but if I did I think my doll would be a little darker. Or would it blend in too much then. What do I know except I love your work.

joanne wardle said...

wow, that's amazing.

carylsrealm said...

This is wonderful!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Hi Inka...love your art piece and so happy to see you using your treasure finds....excellent! Thanks for sharing the calendar...I have copied it and will hopefully take advantage of using it in art as well.