I had a very pleasant visit this afternoon with a new friend named Michelle. Michelle is a student attending Chapman University, in Southern California. I met Michelle a few weeks ago, when she and her mom came by my studio during our open studio event.
She sent me an email telling me how much she enjoyed visiting the studio and the time we spent talking about my work. I am always up for talking about asemblage to anyone who will listen, so I invited her back "anytime" she was in the area. . . . well today she took me up on my offer.
I showed her some of the pieces I have been working on. She said she had been collecting 'a few things' since her visit to the studio and that she couldn't wait to start making something on her own . . . well that's all it took.. I suggested we start making something for her today . . . .
Michelle proved to be very eager to learn and quite capable at putting things together. We came across a few 'challenges' like how to attach the porcelain doll's head to the wooden block, but we figured it out, and 'made it work'. In no time Michelle was even using the power drill.
In no time, we put together this small wall-doll for her. All the pieces 'came together' beautifully.
I had a lot of fun.
Vintage printing block, electric organ stops, silver chain, brass bells and a sweet porcelain doll's head.
Michelle was very happy with Penny, she even signed her on the back. . . I guess that makes her the newest member of the Assemblage Art Society . . . Congratulations to you both!