Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Assemblage gift

 My first try at some assemblage.  I'd had this in mind as a gift for a special friend for some time - and had laid out the various pieces on my desk in the basement studio, but just never got around to completeing it.  My friend Gina's 30th birthday this month was the prod I needed to get it done.  And my fledgling experience recently with making cold connection rivets with copper wire helped me assemble it.  You need to know about some of the components - the antique brass stencil G, the metal stamped "IRON" and the 20 and 15 that are part of the ruler "arms" are a nod to Gina's blog IronG 2015.  Gina is a triathalete and is in training for the 2015 Ironman.  Whoa!  Pretty big goal - and I have no doubt that she will make it!  Back to the assemblage - see her crown?  It is supposed to be a cupcake.  Yeah - hard to believe that a hardcore athlete like Gina has a cupcake addiction, but she does!  But she is really good and after eating the cupcakes (unlike me) SHE goes out and runs it off!  The little legs are from a computer board scavenged for me by a friend at work and cut on my bandsaw.  I'm betting Craftsman never thought their saw would be used for some of the whacky things that I cut with it!  Anyway, it was lots of fun to make and Gina got a kick out of it so I'm a happy camper.  Hmmm....I have a bunch of those brass stencils......

6 comments:

Dianne said...

wow Diana this is awesome! I'm sure your friend will love it!

Jean said...

This is sooo cool, Di. Good job!

Lillian M said...

I LOve what you have been doing with metal Diana
Very cool
Lillian M

GP said...

It's the coolest thing I've ever seen (and received), Diana! My little Iron G hangs on my kitchen chalkboard (where I post what's on the eating and training menu for the day), and I give it a nod every time I head out the door for a run, bike, swim. Thank you so much for a fantastic gift. You're so talented and creative... and I'm so glad your gifts have been able to remind me why I do what I do.

Diana said...

Gina I'm so glad she found a fun place to "hang out" at your house! I think YOU are amazing for all that you do and all you are so determinedly working toward. I wish I had one-one hundreth of your focus and drive!

bohemianshadows said...

loving your versatility, especially enjoying your journal pages.