Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Friday Flea Market - Belle Starr

This 15"(wide) x 19"(long) collaged wallhanging is constructed of aged new fabrics and vintage fabrics. It includes various hand-made papers and crochet details. Embellishments include vintage and antiqued keys, rusted tin stars, silk ribbons and threads, bugle beads and vintage beaded flowers and jewelry.

As always, clicking on each photo will enlarge it.
The text: "Shed not for her the bitter tear; nor give the heart to vain regret. Tis but the casket that lies here; the gem that fills it sparkles yet." carved into the headstone of Belle Starr.



The price for the OOAK wallhanging is $135, with shipping included to the continental United States. For international shipping rates, please contact me. This piece, as well as others, may be acquired at my Etsy shop by clicking here.

After checking out the other offerings of artists who participate in Flea Market Friday, feel inspired to go create something beautiful!
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(¸.•´ (¸.•´♥ Tristan ♥

31 comments:

peggy gatto said...

I can only imagine how beautiful it is in person. Once you know the size, it is a different story!
Lovely art and sentiment!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

You're just too damned GOOD Tristan!!!!
Lovely! Hope it finds a nice, proper home......

XXXOOO!!!!!

Tamerie Shriver said...

Just beautiful!

Sue said...

*sigh* wish my funds were more flush at the moment. Love this!!

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

I still can't get over how prolific you are - not to mention talented. I just noticed that you have an etsy shop...I'm off to visit.
Catherine

Baroness Bijoutery said...

Oh Tristan that is fantastic..I need to see more jewelry so I can have one of your beautiful pieces..

Marilyn said...

I Love to enlarge your photos & carefully look at the details. It is amazing all the subtle "stuff" you apply to these!!
Not a Cowgirl/Western Girl but... Hey, I'd buy it. I think it is remarkable! You have much talent & imagination!!
We are cold here, barely 60 & rain still.. If you are too..Stay Dry!!
Always,
Marilyn
xxoo
p.s. Like my new avi?? I just Love her old photos.....

Debby said...

Tristan, this is a fabulous piece. Love seeing your new work.
debby

Gabriela said...

Hello Tristan,


Just stunning!




~ Gabriela ~

SugarCain said...

Every week I seem to have a new favorite among your assemblages. I too like to blow them up and admire your sense of design.

But it's Thursday. You got me so confused there for a moment.

KarenHarveyCox said...

Tristan,
This is so beautiful. I love embellishments, and this is designed beautifully.

You won a mini painting Tristan. Please e-mail me what you would like me to paint for you. My e-mail address is karenharveycox@mac.com. Include your mailing address too please.

Have a wonderful day.

Karen

Valarie said...

Tistan, your artwork is so lovely and inspiring. I hope you have a fabulous day. xxoo Valarie

Sandy Michelle said...

This is a stunning piece Tristan! I love all the embellishments!

Sandy xox

Judith. ..de Santa Fe said...

Love your layered ribbon detail on this beauty ... .

and

the Belle quote "the gem that fills it sparkles yet."

So dear -

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Karen Valentine said...

Hi Tristan, We have never been formally introduced, but I have seen you all over blogland. I wanted to come over and invite you to a party. It's actually a party where I had you in mind when I decided on the title. The name of the part is "Where Bloggers Create" inspired by the magazine Where Women Create". But when I decided to throw this party for everyone to show off there wonderful studio's and work spaces, I thought "I can't call it Where Women Create...what if Tristan wants to come!!!" So, I would love it if you would hop over to my Home and Garden blog (My Desert Cottage) and check it out. (I also have an Art Blog called Valentine Studio, and you can find info there too)
I hope to hear from you soon!!

Karen Valentine

Deanna said...

Hey Tristan,
I am bowled over by this work of art. My pea brain just can't figure out how you come to design such a wonderful creation. I can see all the hard work and the awesome detail you did and when I made the photo larger...Wow! I love the keys and the pretty blue bugle beads you used. I also adore that fuzzy strip of blue on the side.

It's really fabulous Tristan.

Deanna :D

Oh yes and congratulations! Karen is a fine artist and I can't wait to see what she paints for you!

Becs said...

You have been tagged...Becs

gypsylulu said...

Wow!...another masterpiece!...
So much to look at here...I love it. You're the best!
gypsy..

gypsylulu said...

Wow!...another masterpiece!...
So much to look at here...I love it. You're the best!
gypsy..

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

These are superb. You are so prolific! Do you also have a shop in your town? You are the best, Tristan! Have a great weekend, ANita

Lenna Andrews said...

I love what you are doing with fabric collage, Tristan! It is really awesome. Always a treat.
: ) lenna

Nancy Lee Malay said...

Wow, Tristan, you've done it again! Wonderful piece of art!!!!!!

Nancy

overthetopstudios said...

You do the nicest work, I love it. How long does it take you to make something like this? IA better question yet, where can I put it? Keep creating!
Amada

Le_Vintage said...

oh my gosh i'm so glad i've found you're blog it's just breathtaking! i just adore you're art you and sooo talented!

xoxo
Le Vintage

Beverly said...

I came by to wish you Happy Pink Saturday. I hope all is well with you.

I do love your Belle Starr. I have a dear friend by that name.

Bunny said...

Love the colours in this. Lots here for the visual. Love the keys, and the beautiful gold lace. Very artistic.

Chrisy said...

What a sumptuous fabric piece...belle would love this...

Rhondamum said...

OMG! Amazing! R...

Shabby Cottage Studio said...

Beautiful Tristan! I love all the touches of blue. :-) Is it posted over at camp? I'll have to go look as I haven't been there for a couple days.

carylsrealm said...

Gorgeous! Absolutely Gorgeous!