Sunday, October 16, 2011

What's New from Studio 791


Very recently, I decided to give an "official" name--Studio 791--to my creative endeavors, before participating in a holiday bazaar in November.

Over the course of a few posts, I thought I would share some of the things I will be selling at the craft show.  I have collaged birdhouses, embellished bottles, all kinds of cards, holiday gift tags, magnets, tag books, framed collages--all sorts of varied goodies with the hope of offering something of interest to everyone who comes by!

There are actually several pieces that are not technically "new"--things I crafted over the past couple of years just for fun, without any clear plans for selling them.  Now that the bazaar is happening, I think it's time to find them a good home. 

For example, here is the front of one of the birdhouses I will have for sale. I used Diamond Dust on the rooftop to give it a little bit of a wintry look. The text page you see on the left there is a piece of handwritten text from the 1850s, part of a great find from an auction several years ago:
And here are the other two sides of the same birdhouse, collaged with many of my favorite things:  maps, text pages, music scores, photos, and stamped images:

Here's another birdhouse I will have available at the bazaar:
And the back:
It doesn't suit my usual style, but I really love pom-pom fringe!  And I love the color of that flower, which is just a magazine image, but makes a huge impact on the back corner of the house.

I am also going to try to sell my Christmas tag canvas:
I love each of the individual holiday collages on each of these tags.

I am also putting my embellished vintage bottles in the sale:
I have made tons of magnets.  Some are little collages on wood pieces, and some are even smaller collages showing through from the back of accent gems:
I also have an on-going love affair with Scrabble tiles, and have made a number of different fun magnets from them:
I also have some pieces made from Scrabble tiles set onto Scrabble racks.  They can be used as magnets, too, or simply as shelf decor:
One thing I am learning as I share my work and think about offering it for sale is that I could definitely benefit from improving my photography skills!  There is a big difference between trying to capture cute snapshots of your kids for a photo album, and trying to capture a piece of artwork or a craft item to the best effect! 

I have many, many more things to share with you that will be available for sale at the Mom-Hosted Holiday Bazaar on November 11.  Stay tuned for future Studio 791 posts!

What do you think?  Do you see anything here that you like?


J.A. Martin said...

Everything looks awesome! I love the collaged bird houses - such a fresh/modern look! Good luck at the show!!! :-)

Joyfulploys said...

Hi Andria...I tried to leave a comment last week and it(blogger) wouldn't let me for some reason. Your bazaar items are awesome...I really like what you did with the scrabble tiles. The bird houses are amazing too!

Parabolic Muse said...

YOU are fabulous. You shared your goodies, just as you said you would! I love your birdhouses and magnets. I miss altering birdhouses! I'm going to do that! You inspire me.

Andria said...

Thanks for the feedback, Joyce! It's fun for me to hear what catches the eye of different people.

Mary, I have trouble sometimes when I'm trying to post comments on Blogger. I end up clicking on "post" about 20 times until it finally "takes." I have no idea what the trick is! But thanks for persisting and commenting to this post! I'm kind of partial to those Scrabble tile crafts, too!

Thank you for saying I inspire you, higher compliment! I found myself buying ANOTHER wooden birdhouse today to do another! said...

Great "artful" creations... love it! :]
Thank you for sharing your work.
It looks like you have been busy, what fun.
There is nothing better than making art for a living!

Carin Winkelman said...

I see a lot I like, especially the scrabble magnets, a wonderful idea!

Andria said...

Thanks, April! It's my first attempt to sell my things, so that's kind of an exciting development.

I'm glad you like them, Caatje!