Sweetest Little Things
Sackville is fortunate enough to have a couple of awesome and free galleries — Struts Gallery and Faucet Media Arts Centre and the Owens Art Gallery. every february 14th they have a stupendously fun fundraiser, replete with a silent art auction.
below are the things i've donated to my favorite cause.
2014's Sweetest Little Boy Band.
in early 2013 i was doing some illustrations of sugar skulls for a client and was inspired to take my teeth in a new direction. Sweetest Little Calavera.
2012 - i made a wee knight in shining armour. i also made a sea captain on a wobbly wee round boat, but i kept him for myself.
2011 - the sweetest little bling (photo courtesy of the Owens Art Gallery)
2010 - spin and grin - old camera lens motor
fixed to a set of wiggly teeth made from dead lighters set into an old drink coaster that i fashioned little legs for... and a touch of red vinyl scraps for seasonal decor... push the button and watch 'em spin.
2009 and 2008 respectively.
in 2007, i happened to make two works for the auction. the baby foot was my first of many coaster-mounted tattoo'd limbs. i also learned not to put magnets near motors that year, as the smoochers love soon fizzled out. sorry jim.
in 2006 i made my first set of wiggly teeth... they made me laugh so much i had to put them on a stage... and make audience controlled lighting.
2005 marked my first miniature, and my first submission to the auction.
i still have this work in my collection, as my darling husband won this back for me since he thought i should hold on to it.