Sunday, April 28, 2013

sTEAMpUnk dREsS fOrM-Somerset Studio May/June

I am so honored and excited to have been selected to be published in the May/June
 Somerset Studio Magazine!
Page 44
Yes I am!
Often wonder where the artist gets inspiration from?
I do!
This is where I got mine!
Yep, this rusty piece of junk!
I thought, I died and went to heaven! Really, I did!
the story is told in the article and I don't want to
give it away, so I will leave it to your imagination.
In the meantime, I will take you through my mind process.

See big rusty thing........think need knobs!
Wish I could get this kind of makeover!
From that  to this!
I wish!
Somerset Studio took this beautiful photo!
Shows the dress form in it's true glory.
Yes, this is how my mind works.
Take a box, junk, drills, adhesives and plenty of idea-ology and Ranger products and toss it around on my table until it no longer looks tossed in my head.
A beautiful mess!
           I told you a mess, this is how I design.
Drives my husband NUTS!
As I go along, I might see something and think it may be cool, then try it.
Sometimes things just don't work out.
Times when they just do!
                       Check out those picture corners!
I loved them the minute they went on!
I had no idea at the time, but I tried them on and it just (they) fit!
No measuring!
This picture shows the process up till the box.
Did you see her shoulder? It is a idea-ology foundation.
Suppose to be on the bottom of a box or something like that?
NaH!  Great shoulder!
Close up
Theses are the pictures that I took.
By the way, this is a night light!
I added a light kit to the back so that it would light up.
You can see it in the photo that Somerset Studio took.
I hope you enjoyed my journey through my mind and thought process.

Thank you to Somerset Studio for letting me share with the world!

I used tim holtz's idea-ology line, pieces off of the time machine, found box and metals, pipes from my dad's stuff. Distress inks.

Have a great week!



Lisa H said...

Congratulations on being published in Somerset!! That is so awesome! (as is your dressform! =) )

Monica said...


n1sunrider said...

Totally awesome!

n1sunrider said...

Totally awesome!

Chris aka Scrappylassie said...

How you ever had the vision and the creativity to take it from that old rusted thing to your awesome dress form! And then you knew how to make it into a light!
Congratulations on getting published!

Scrappin' Stacy said...

Congrats! A wonderfully rusty stempunky piece!

Ally White Cat said...

what a fabulous piece of art..oh my well deserved I am ordering my copy on the first payday..can't wait!
susan s

Stephanie Rodgers said...

This is fabulous and congratulations on getting in Somerset Studios! That's quite an honor! After reading this post, I still don't know how your creative mind works, but it works for you! Keep up the great art!

Anonymous said...

LOVE it! You are such an amazing artist!


Marjie Kemper said...

Donna, this is fantabulous! Congratulations!!!

Stampington and Company said...

Amaze-ing! Such a creative soul behind your stunning work. <3

Erin said...

I wrote you a long comment on the last post and it dissapeared. Congrats on being published again! Hope news for Hubby is all good. Stay Crafty!

Donna-Marie said...

Wow!!!! Can I spend some time in your mind?? LOL
Awesome :-)

G. Merett said...

Taking "junk" (which I love) and creating something different is so smart and creative. What tremendous fun!