Please join us at Buckman Art Show and Sale this weekend!!
Find event details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/703040169726601/
My newest birds are full of shimmer and sparkle. All ready for holiday shopping.
Come out and see me at the Lewis Holiday Bazaar & Tree Sale on Saturday, Dec 7th from 10a.m. to 4p.m.
I have lots of sweet little birds for decorating your house year round and for the holidays. My newest birds have holiday lyrics from the vintage sheet music that I use and shimmery paints that will add the bling to your holiday decorations!
On December 7, 2013
at Meriwether Lewis Elementary School
4401 SE Evergreen, Portland OR
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Dawn will be featuring her beautiful handmade birds at this sale.
Aren’t they gorgeous?
Just bought this adorable original print by S. B. Pearse entitled “Summer.”
I replaced the glass and it’s as good as new! Susan Beatrice Pearse (1878-1980) was a British illustrator of children’s books and creator of images for postcards and greeting cards. She is best known for her work on the Amerliarnne series of children’s books. If you’re interested look for Lola’s Girls at the Farm Chicks Antique Show, June 1-2, in Spokane.
Dawn has been super busy crafting beautimous (yes, I said beautimous) new birds. We got together during Spring Break to shop and laugh and shop some more. We covered a lot of ground one day … we were at Orphaned Decor, Pink, Roost and several other Spokane vintage venues! I picked up some board game boards to use for decorating a den or game room. I also picked up some vintage hat boxes … one of them a Stetson box … several antique frames, some 50s patterns, bunches and bunches of vintage sheet music. Although it’s getting harder to find – it’s always fun to look.
We ended the week at Silver Mountain Resort in Kellogg, ID and drove further up the road to Wallace after getting more than our fair share of fun at the waterpark. I took this photo in Wallace near a shopping area. Apparently they’re big into recycle/repurpose/redragon!
I was downtown last week to check out the vegan bakery Boots on (approximately) Main & Division and was pleasantly surprised. While waiting in line for my vegan chocolate cupcakes for Valentine’s Day I felt like I’d been picked up and plunked down in Portlandia! I love Portlandia … it makes me miss Portland even more though. I turned to the woman behind me and said as much. Her reply? “You are in Portlandia.” She said she was a transplant here due to her husband’s job move.
And since I was right across the street, I popped over to Roost to check out their inventory. Pleasantly surprised was I, when I found a darling little, pink ceramic flower pot, a bird cage top, shabby black bucket, pink bud vase and a couple of nests. We’ll be using lots of nests etc. for Lola’s Girls birds in upcoming shows.
Here’s a quick photo of my treasures. Oh and the candy dish on the left is one I bought there a couple weeks ago and filled with Pottery Barn’s artichokes.
I generally consider myself a watercolor artist. However after taking classes at Art & Soul Art Retreats over the years and online from such lovely women as Kelly Rae Roberts, Misty Mawn, & DJ Pettit, I have turned much more to mixed-media.
About a year ago I decided, out of the blue, to create paper clay birds. I started with good, old balloons and paper mache – just like in grade school and recently used the same materials for my son when he created the planet mars for science class.
I found that I needed to create a mold of several birds and consulted my brother Greg who is a sculptor living in Boston.
UPS brought me molding products & I set off to find a recipe of my own for paper clay. Egg cartons seemed to be the easiest to dissolve and I mixed up my 1st batch that included powered ceramic clay.
These paper clay birds dried in the sun & then later on the heat vent (Oregon rain … you know)
I tried various recycled paper including maps & bits of pattern pieces but ended up with vintage sheet music collaged over each bird.
I painted each bird using gesso & acrylic (not my favorite). Next step? Wings … which I created using vintage fabric, lace, ribbons, vintage buttons & jewelry. Each bird came to life as an individual creation with it’s own personality. I even had a parrot but my preference is chickadees, & sparrows so the parrot sits in a pile in my studio.
Here are pic’s of my newest little birdies-