Sunday, May 17, 2009

"You Shoot Like a Girl." "Oh, yeah...

...well, you wish you could shoot like a girl."

This is the piece I just finished. I'm rather pleased with it. It has a lot (a lot) of texture. Lately, I seem to be as enthralled with texture as colour. Maybe I should just throw up my hands and become a stone mason!

This detail is of the walnut-inked-and-faux-stone-sprayed egg carton lid with rhinestones. I like it.

I'm sure the antique dealer that sold me this (and the other one of the pair) of tiny miniature antique toy guns would be horrified that I glued the sucker on a piece of art!

This strand of turquoise beads was gifted to me this week - I love the texture and colour against the fibers and seam binding.

You can't tell from the photo, but the oval piece of metal is on a tiny "peg," so it stands about 3/4" on top of the square metal piece. Go ahead. Ask me how I got this 3-d piece of metal to stick to a fabric wall hanging. Just ask. See if I'll tell.

Well, that's my Sunday accomplishment. In addition to watching the entire second season of Dexter on DVD. I hope you had a lovely weekend - and that the coming week will be filled with excitement and peace and creativity and affection.
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(¸.•´ (¸.•´♥ Tristan ♥

30 comments:

The Joy of Nesting said...

Hey Kiddo,

Kinda late for you isn't it??? You are getting ever so good with your assemblege-collages!!! I'm even getting so I like the western theme, and boy that takes a lot!!! :)

Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mx.

PS No I'm not going to ask no matter how many times you ask :)

Joy at Cupids Charm said...

OK....I'll bite....just how DID you get that piece of metal to stick? Please be gentle with your answer ;) LOVE how you have included bits and pieces to create one fabulous artwork! ~ xo Joy

Baroness Bijoutery said...

So I already know you won't say but I'll play the typical woman and ask..How did you get it to stick? Hey we all need to keep a few secrets...

Since you turned pee green about my 8 prs of curtain I should tell you two windows are done in a beautiful Pea Soup Green....hehehe

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

I am laughing at you saying that the guy at the shop would be horrified by you gluing that gun on your art! hahah!!! I love all the texture you used. I sometimes have difficulty know which ones to use... you do it so nicly!

xoxo

mo.stoneskin said...

What was that antique dealer's name? I'd like to let him know...

Sue said...

Love texture, perhaps because it can satisfy visually and tactilely.

Tristan, this is my favorite yet of your assemblage pieces. The fabrics and bits and bobs (love the egg carton) that you have used and the way you have put everything together...brilliant.

And, no I'm not going to ask cause I have a sneaking suspicion that you will eventually tell us. LOL

KatCollects said...

I love the saying on this one, so creative!
Kathy

MyThoughtsMyVoice said...

The photos of the details in your artwork I admire very much. What a mix this is indeed :-)

YOu really are amazing at this Tristan

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

How wonderful. You are a true artist Tristan, always needing to create. Thank you for your your beautiful creations! Anita

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Texture is everything, Tristan, and I love what you did. The juxtaposition of soft and hard, decay and beauty---very Wabi-Sabi. I am impressed.
With what you are working on, you might enjoy reading a book on Wabi-Sabi. If so, contact me by e-mail. I can recommend one that is a quick read and I think is beneficial to all mixed media artists.
Very nice---love the egg carton part!

XXXOOO!!!!!

Kims Art said...

This piece is wonderful! I love texture also because it gives you so much more to look at in a piece. Beautiful work!:)

YSLGuy said...

This piece is awesome! I really do love all the textures (an egg carton lid, I would never have guessed that)

Great job!

Enchanted Productions by Joyce Stahl said...

Wow! This is an awesome piece Tristan! The colors and textures are fabulous! I've always been into texture!

Have a great day!
Enchanted Blessings,
Joycee

The Antiques Diva™ said...

Howdy, (somehow it just seems the appropriate greeting in keeping with the cowboy theme) I love that you glued the little antique toy gun on the collage!! As for the horrified antiques dealer, I'm certain I have horrified one or two in my day as well!!

Marilyn said...

Oh Tristan....
I am so NOT a Western Cowgirl type as I am more the NYC Treater & Broadway scene. However, I find the Rustic & Lace used together very appealing. As always, your creations are wonderful!!
Have a Productive Day!!
Marilyn
xxoo

bernadette ostrozovich said...

at the risk of repeating myself, your work is getting yummier and yummier! i am also laughing in delight, i just used the same bits of egg carton in a piece i am working on! i so love that stuff and you've used it beautifully!!! now which of us is going to be the first to gold leaf a piece??? maybe we should send anne some eggs? the whole piece is delightful, the color and texture. i can feel your enjoyment in working with this earthier palette! it is fun to flex all of our muskulls!

Beverly said...

Kudos on your Sunday accomplishment. I am fascinated by your work. And, you gave me a chuckle about the dealer and what you did with the guns. Artistic license is what it is all about.

TRES BELLE said...

Very, very beautiful. I like what you did with this piece. Yep, I bet the dealer who sold you that pair of minature guns would be horrified to know what you ended up doing with them!!

Package on the way today.

Kris

Berlin Deluxxe said...

The detail is amazing on your newest work of art! Wow! Egg cartons? Dang boy, you even make that look good!
I love it :)

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

HI Tristan, it's our first time here and we enjoyed it very much. We'll be back for sure! Stop by sometime, we'd love to have you over!
Marcela & Clara
Nice & Easy Antiques

Nelly said...

This piece is just too cute and what awesome layering! I love texture and you certainly have such a great mix.

Ingvild Bolme (Spinnvild) said...

Hi Tristan.
Thank you so much for all your nice comments in my blog, I really appreciate it!
I just looove visit your amazing blog, so much great work and inspiration! I just have to leave comments more often... *blushing*
I'm never good at that, always "rushing trough" the blog world and never enough time to leave comments... I have to do something abaout that!

Anyway, wish you a fab. day!

Lenna Andrews said...

Tristan,
This is the first time I have seen you create a small art quilt/assembledge and it is incredible. I have not been able to get here as often as I'd like lately so I may have missed some of your art . . . but none the less, the texture and composition in this piece is excellent. I have always admired your larger quilts, but THIS is something that really speaks to me -wow. I think the class you've been taking has really inspired you!!!!!!!!
xo lenna

Lola Enchanted said...

hahaha... you are so funny, and so talented!!! How does that happen?!! I love that piece!

friedaquilter said...

Oh, I love this piece, Tristan. No need to become a stonemason, being a quilter is just as good, no in fact it's even better!

gypsylulu said...

WOW!...I will look at egg cartons in a different light now...a
precious treasure.. lol!
I am new at this blogging...
sure glad i came..your site here is so exciting..and, yes..life is exciting..full of surprises and great bling bling! Keep doing what you do!.

gypsylulu said...

Haha...I'll be looking at egg cartons in a different light now..
as a lovely treasure! lol!

A most delightful site, Tristan..
You keep us entertained beautifully.. never stop!

Birds of a Feather said...

Tristan i love this piece, so very cool with all the perfect elements, hand details, and color! It reminds me of a sweet friend who claims she's a cowgirl at heart.

Warm wishes ~
xo Heidi

Bill said...

I'm glad I discovered your blog. Your work is beautiful!

Bill

Debby said...

Tristan, I totally love this piece, so wonderful. You are hooked, aren't you? LOL...
Debby