Sunday, May 30, 2010


Yup, another first for me! This is an assemblage I made for the Moonlight Journey Art contest on the Creative Souls group. I first heard about this contest via my good friend and super talented artist Terri Khars, who is on the Moonlight Journey design team. They have some super fabulous collage sheets to work with. This project nagged at the back of my head all month, because I really didn't want to do another atc, or regular collage, I wanted to do something different. Today it finally came together. I saw some tumbled marble pieces in work ( I work in a large tile store) , and really loved the organic quality they have. I made an alterish type thing out of the collage sheet , cut out the arch, and cut out the woman, and added the butterfly wings.
I made another butterfly from the sheets and put that one to rest on the step, found a really neat pewter bee, and added some flowers. I used broken pieces of marble around the base to secure the arch, and added a blingy crystal drop to hang over her crown. This was a blast!
Let me just say that I NEVER ever would have thought a few months back that I would be doing assemblage! I never thought I would try anything other than jewelry! But I am so glad I continue to try new things. I want to mention that this idea of assemblage came from some great inspiration from Cat Kerr of " In the Light of the Moon". Her altered pieces and assemblages are really wonderful! Check her blog out if you haven't already! Also, check out Terri Khars blog for some super collage inspiration!! And as always, thank you to my very good friend Lenna, my mentor and wonderfully dear friend. She is always a source of inspiration and encouragement
Thanks for visiting everyone...and for your constant support!!


Esther said...

Shari! beautiful Cleo De Mérode's totem!! she was a ballet dancer in france on the early 1900's !! love the colors, the wings and all the combo of many things..

Lynn Stevens said...

What a gorgeous Alter. The tumbled tiles is such a creative idea. You really must do more assemblages!

Francy said...

this was your first? great job. love the extra detail of the bee.

Diane said...

Sharon, YOU are a source of inspiration--you are showing me that I can do anything that I want. You have a whole new line of work for your etsy store.
Hope you're having a great weekend.

steufel said...

This is totally awesome, Sharon, and it proves only the sky is the limit. regards Stefanie

stregata said...

Sharito, I think your shrine assemlage is totally fantastic! Love it!!!

Lesley said...

I think it's fabulous you are branching out into other areas of artwork Sharon. It gives you more avenues to be creative and you have such a talent.
Keep going!
I love this piece!
Lesley x

Terri Kahrs said...

Holy Cow, Sharon! You've venture into creating an assemblage is nothing short of amazing!!! You've created a stunning piece!!! I love the way you're sooo willing to try new things. You are an inspiration. And thank you so much for the 'honorable mention' - I'm blushing! Hope you're having a super wonderful weekend! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Judy said...

I love the alter...Wow! It is such a great piece!

Marilyn Rock said...

See? There isn't anything you cannot do and you do it beautifully! All of it! I love this alter! Very moving! Happy Memorial Weekend to you and yours Sharon! xxoo

sharon said...

Thank you everyone, and I hope everyone is having a fabulous holiday!

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Sharon,
your shrine is amazing.Great Job!
Have a great Memorial Day.

~*~Patty said...

Absolutely stunning creation Sharon, it takes my breath away!

thekathrynwheel said...

This is absolutely lovely. Yet again you have shown us how multi-talented you are :-)

Lorraine @ creativedaily said...


sanda reynolds Mullingar,Ireland said...

Sharon, you are simply FANTASTIC!!! Love, love, LOVE this! Truly amazing!
I think it's great to try new things and to discover more about yourself and your talents! And you are SOOO talented, my dear, dear friend! GREAT job!
Lots of love, Sanda xoxo

Cindy McMath said...

Wow Sharon, this is gorgeous! I would never ever have guessed it was your first assemblage!

Thanks for dropping by my blog today.

Cindy :)


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