ARTful: using or characterized by art and skill

Salvage: to rescue or save especially from wreckage or ruin

[ARTful] Salvage was born from a love of creating, repurposing and salvaging. I simply abhor seeing perfectly "useful" items headed for the landfill or tucked away in a cardboard box, never seeing the light of day. I believe there is always beauty to be found, even under a layer of rust or a coating of dust. I see scratches, dents or imperfections as badges of honor to be worn proudly. I have a great love for the history, story and life of a piece. We lovingly dream up ways of restoring new life to these discarded and neglected fragments of life. I am glad you are here and hope you will come again often. Please make yourself at home; friends are always welcome. I'd be thrilled to hear from you and get to know you better.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

This and that.....

Just popping in to share some goodies with you. Seems life has got us constantly on the move these days......more than you can imagine!!  :)  I've not had near enough studio (aka me) time lately. Here's whats just been completed and what's currently on the work table.

I shared this little unfinished stool last time in all it's naked glory. Well, here she is all glammed out with some new paint and shiny glass. I am happy with the results. I still may distress the stool a bit.....maybe......

I found these lovely cement insect stepping stones awhile back at my fave concrete place. I have completed the Bee and am working on the Dragonfly. I LOVE how the bee turned out. What do you think? I am trying to find good ways to use up all my glass scrap and he was a perfect example. I'm thinking the body of the dragonfly may be stones not mosaic pieces of glass.....still chewing on that.

In addition to the Dragonfly....this little guy is waiting for some bling to his shell. I simply adored him. He was a one-of-a-kind, sitting in the damaged pile. I fell in love with him and knew I could give him some new life. He has shiny blue iridized glass so far and is getting 2 styles of textured clear glass for his shell and bead for his eyes and antennae. I'll share when he is "dressed".

Guess that's enough for now....stay tuned for more stained glass windows......