NorthEastern Ohio lover of all things vintage. I use these vintage items in my mixed media art that has helped me to overcome some of life's most difficult moments. I hope to share my art with you and show you how being creative can move and heal your soul.
This is one of my first assemblage pieces that began with the Midol tin. I didn't want to make it vulgar, but did want to capture the feeling of what has been called The Curse, Your Time, etc. I'm one of those persons who doesn't usually make 'cutesy' art but rather would focus on the subjects that others would probably never even touch. My pictures are obviously not professional, and the glass makes it difficult to see inside the shadowbox so I included a picture of the inside of the box before I put it together. This was one of those projects where you have to say STOP because I could have just kept adding more embellishments on the outside of the box but I didn't want to take all of the focus away from the picture and objects inside.
This started with a Dollar Store shadowbox that I think I paid 50 cents for and the Midol tin that I picked up at a vintage/antique store for a buck. I couldn't resist that tin because I remember taking those things and they sure didn't work for me, but my mind and creativity just took off from there. As a woman who doesn't have to deal with The Curse any longer (thankyou Doctor!), I guess I can just laugh at what really was a nightmare for me for most of my life. For me this was great fun to put together because I got to paint. I love to paint which I think goes back to my ceramics phase that I went through in the late 80's.
What are your thoughts about the subject matter of this piece? Do you enjoy the dark humor, or do you feel it is just plain wrong? What would you have done different with this piece? Would you have taken it a step further or would you have thrown it in the garbage deeming it innapropriate? I would love to know your thoughts.