Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Another assemblage

Sometimes I think I've found my calling when I rummage through my found objects and find things that make me happy.  Today is no exception.  And from all the comments I got on my first assemblage, you seem to like them, too.

This is my latest offering.

The very heavy metal pieces are ear tags for cattle.  A friend gave them to me when he cleaned out his garage one year.  I added a can lid, a washer, and a bolt, all things that were of no use to people who were getting rid of them.  Although the mirror is new, it went through the flood that consumed my basement a few years ago.  The glass bubbles and butterflies were new, but I needed something to add a bit of color to the piece.

I'm not sure how clever this title is, but if you don't like it, we'll blame it on Bleubeard.

Here is a side view that shows the size of the block I used and a bit of detail of the piece.

More detail shows the tags were either made by, or came from a serum company.

I love rust, and this assemblage is no exception.

Today is Day 16 and I created another assemblage I call "Forty Five (and Counting)."  I hope you enjoy it, because I hope to add assemblages to my repertoire, along with fabric and paper.

10 thoughtful remarks:

Marilyn J. Rock said...

This is fantastic! Diamonds or Rust ....give me rust any day! xo

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

YOU are totally rocking this assemblage thing. More please. xox

Krisha said...

Oh great piece Elizabeth!

Dianne said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I think this is just about perfect...the splash of greens...the wood...the vintage metal...it all works! I am a fan of rust too...:)

Rebeca Trevino said...

I LOVE it!
it' got whimsey and it made me smile. i think you may be on to something

good job E!

ps: i am so glad you title your work ... the title is perfect!

pearshapedcrafting said...

A beautiful blend of colours, textures and shapes!
Love Bleubeard's title!!! Chrisx

Caterina Giglio said...

assemblage is so addictive... you are hooked I see! I don't have the space for it right now.. alas... but someday perhaps... x

Craftymoose Crafts said...

This is seriously cool! Love it! You should do more!

Jo Murray said...

Clever...and fun.

Halle said...

Very cool assemblage. I've never seen metal tags for cattle. Maybe because they'd freeze the poor cows ears up here.