3/30/08

Mixed Media Monday~

This weeks theme: using the word "Believe" I've been working on this piece all week off and on. As soon as I read what the theme was going to be I immediately pictured this in my mind... the typewriter, the bird in the nest made from pages from a book-- and of course the word "Believe"~ I completely covered the typewriter with pages from a book called "Prudy Keeping House" The book was printed in 1873. The typewriter is still fully functional... and I will continue to use it whenever I am needing "type-text" :-) Here is a close up of the nest- which can be lifted up to create a useable typewriter~I have used the word believe in several art pieces I've made in the past... here is another piece I made a few months ago. The little baby with wings is sitting in a bed of green moss~ I used vintage silver wire jewelry pieces for the accents of flowers & leaves.

19 comments:

Natalie B said...

Cheryl what a brilliant and original idea!!!!! so clever, looks great.

thanks for leaving a lovely comment on my blog also :-)

Kelly said...

lovely!

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow stunning pieces and so gorgeous idea. Love ist. Awesome.

mixedmediamonday said...

Cheryl, you typewriter is STUNNING. I just love everything about the piece, and the fact that the typewriter is still fully functional is wonderful. Love the other piece as well. Diane

katrin said...

your idea is sooo brilliant and ingenious!!! what a stunning altered typewriter!!! GREAT - GREAT - GREAT!!!

mueppi said...

Was für eine tolle Idee!

Femmy said...

Brilliant piece of artwork!!!!

Ananas said...

Looks fabulous. Great idea!!!

Gillian said...

wow this is so unique, absolutley brilliant:)

herminesplace said...

its gorgeous, so sweet.

Heidi (http://journals.aol.com/hwoodred/everyday-cookies/) said...

HMCheryl,
Your altered typewriter is fabulous! So original and so inpsiring! I love it!
*Heidi*
Everyday Cookies

Kathy~Vintage Snaps & Scraps said...

Well, this is a one of a kind...for sure. So very clever and awesome to see.

ladylulu said...

i love love love your typewriter... and i thought i was clever using mine to display art - not as art itself!

The Stamping Queen said...

Fantastic typewriter Cheryl! What a way to treat it! I think mine met with a sledgehammer!
Great work
Barb

Kaz said...

OH WOW- the typewriter is absolutely fantastic!!! love it. the little baby piece is gorgeous also. brilliant!

truutske said...

Whow...very very nice.

~*~Patty said...

Your typewriter is amazing, what a wonderful creative idea and best of all you can still use it = now that's a treasure. I love your little plate as well, that is something I have been collecting parts for, have not gotten to one....yet. Lovely artwork!!!

Cookie said...

What an amazing typewriter! I love it. It reminds me of a show that traveled across the country several years ago with found objects being turned into art. The one that stands out in my memory was a set of bathroom scales fashioned from twinkies boxes.

I just love what you have done!
How clever!

Cookie

Janny said...

Beautiful pieve of work!