Tuesday, November 25, 2014

RABBIT carrots assemblage mixed media collage shadow box original art

Copyright © Linda Apple

"Only Carrots" - sold
5.25" x 7.25" x 2" Shadow Box Art

Being a very smart little boy that did not like onions.
Text in piece reads:
" He was clearly trying to find new ways to not eat onions "

A shadow box collage / assemblage. Contains vintage pics, wooden
letter blocks and a handmade cloth stuffed carrot !
Sealed in wood box frame behind glass. There is a hook on back for hanging or it can sit on a shelf or table. Recycled materials. A unique one of a kind~

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Earth's Amazing Animals - 3D book art hand carved

"Earth's Amazing Animals" - sold
8.75" x 11.25"x 1" Book Art

Colorful images create a 3D look into "Earth's Amazing Animals".
First it is sealed shut and then, using delicate knives,scissors, and tweezers,
I carve into into the book, one page at a time, to reveal its hidden treasures.
Nothing is moved from its original location in the book. It takes a lot of time, patience and a steady hand but the end result is a detailed 3D view of the inside and "new" life to an old outdated and unwanted book.
A clear glass panel is placed under the front cover to protect it from the elements. There is a notched hanger on the back so it can be hung on the wall or placed in a small book stand.

I love books! This is about the old outdated and unwanted books that even
the bookstores won't take. You know the ones... the yard sale, thrift store, can't sell books.
Like most of you... I have them and decided to give them new life.
It takes a very steady hand and lots of time & patience but I really enjoy the adventure.
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A payment plan is available, just ask!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

"Bird Woman of Mississippi" assemblage altered art

Copyright © Linda Apple
"Bird Woman of Mississippi" 
5" x 9.5" x 1.5" Shadow Box Art

Here is a fun one~
Text in piece reads:
" The sun was bright when she lifted her head and sniffed the air "

A shadow box - 3D collage / assemblage. Contains vintage pics, wood branch, metal jewelry bits found while metal detecting (hanging from bottom of frame) . Sealed in box behind glass with hook on back for hanging. Recycled materials.
A unique one of a kind~

 Purchase this assemblage for only $115.oo


The Inventor mixed media assemblage altered art

Copyright © Linda Apple

"The X Factor" - sold
5" x 9.5" x 1.5" Shadow Box Art

Being an inventor, Louis was into numbers.
Text in piece reads: " Louis was enchanted by his discovery "

A shadow box collage / assemblage. Contains vintage pic, watch gears, old graphs and text, antique buttons. Some metal bits found while metal detecting. Sealed in box behind glass with hook on back for hanging. Recycled materials.
A unique one of a kind~

A payment plan is available, just ask! 

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

FAMILY mixed media collage antique cigar shadow box original art

Copyright © Linda Apple

"Family Is What You Make It" - sold
6" x 10" x 1.5" Assemblage Shadow Box Art

Here's a bit of fun.
It certainly tells a story but I will leave it up to you
 to determine what that is :)

This is a very old cigar box (cigars @ 5 cents).
I used cloth,vintage pics and wood. In the close up image you can also see a few old bits that I found while metal detecting.... includes a tiny purse, a question mark & a small white & red star, all jewelry pieces. There is also a red poker chip and small wooden game piece. Hooks & wire on back for hanging.
A unique one of a kind~

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Vintage Glass Ball Jar - realistic still life

Copyright © Linda Apple 

"Old Blue Ball Jar" - sold
painting on canvas - 12"x 12"

I just completed a large 12 x 12" painting requested by one of my patrons. They had purchased one of my paintings of an old glass jar and wanted to know if I could revisit one I had previously sold and create a similar one for them as a companion piece.
Always luv to do commissions so if you have an idea or favorite of mine you would like revisited just let me know~

This has sold but if you would like a similar painting 
just click here to commission your own or ask questions !

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Peter and the Wolf original art doll sculpture

"On a High Note"
15" x 8" Art Doll Sculpture

This is a fun "Peter and the Wolf" piece for a client who gave 

me a lot of freedom to create and surprise her. 
She plays the french horn, loves the Peter and the Wolf music,
humor,animals and fantasy.

The wolf can sit on the box frame or stand. The box is an 8"square
that was suppose to be for a shelf on the wall. The forest in the box
are branches from my tree and I inserted a little boy playing
the french horn. A painting on canvas creates the background.
                If the wolf is sitting on the base, it can hang on the wall.
           I really had a lot of fun doing this piece and I am happy to say.....
                                               she loved it!!