Sunday, February 18, 2007

Cabinet of Curiosities

My tiny book of Art Curiosities
Theme 6 Collections
Here is my collection of glass baskets. It was very nice to have this prompt from Artsymama as I would have never taken the time to photograph or chronicle or present in an artistic way my collection. I made a tiny book with two signatures to go inside my tiny book.
I first had to photograph the collection. Some baskets are captured in their setting. Some I staged the photograph.
This exercise was also about hands. I purposely took pictures with my hands. Just to say...these are mine...I guess.
I intended to collage hands from the newspaper advertisements on the baskets without my hands. As I sometimes clip and collect those as know hand models. Turns out I changed my mind. Because these are my baskets.
Each page has a gold edge added, a little gold embossed swirl and a little stenciling through my magic mesh.

After I finished the tiny book of glass baskets I had to think about the facing page. I digitally altered the color of this basket (it is another shot of the basket above where baby Ashley is framed by the handle....I did that on purpose and notice her little hand). Anyway I wanted to do a little collage and yes the hand is from today's paper. It seemed OK I guess since I don't have a basket this color.

I'm off to think about Theme 7...Happiness

More later,



  1. What a sweet little book and such a wonderful collection!

  2. I love collections, and love to see what people collect. I never thought to journal it...what a great idea. Your book, and your baskets, are beautiful.

  3. Hi Sharon,
    Beautiful and what an awesome way to capture your collection.
    Have a great week.

  4. Oh Sharon, what a wonderful showcase for your collection! Just perfect. And your journal for the library has inspired me to do something for the altered alphabet RR book I need to make this week. Thank you for showing me what I want to do with it!!!

  5. Sharon...the more I look, the more ideas I get...can you slow down a bit with the creative juices...just let them boil for a minute...
    I love glass baskets and although I have a collection of wicker, I NEVER thougt to photograph them! 19 hours till I get to America. Thank you for giving me the encourage and the spirit to get there! Reg

  6. What a gorgeous way to showcase your work. Absolutely beautiful, you should be very proud!

  7. Sharon this little book is really lovely - I also like your calendar piece - so much fun to come and see what you've been up to.

    xox - eb.

  8. Isn't that just clever!! What a very pretty little thing to collect also!

  9. What a beautiful and clever way to showcase your beloved collection!!! And I love all the hands showing here and there! It makes it all very dynamic.

  10. Hum. I have a collection of Fenton baskets. This is an intersting idea.
    By the way, if you have a printer and an art program. You could photograph, then run the pic through the art program and change the color.

  11. This is absolutely spectacular. What a fabulous little book. Kudos!!!!

  12. Wow, that is a beautiful little book!

  13. This is my first time here at your blog. Just wanted to say that I think all your things are gorgeous!

  14. I really like the way you're showing off your basket collection. It makes me think of some of my beautiful things that I might scrapbook someday (when my things are out of boxes :)