Sunday, June 26, 2011

Stash Overflow Shed

I always love to see all the goodies that other artists find at flea markets and antique shops, so I thought I would share a few pictures of my treasures. It started out that I could organize everything very nicely in my studio, but those days are over. My husband built a 12'x12' shed for all of the larger pieces and basically all the overflow. Here are a few pictures ... a sneak peek into my not so secret stash. 

This is how it sits towards the back of our property, tucked in the woods... with our dog Dakota patrolling the perimeter. 'Dakota' a/k/a Great Mole Hunter.

Now you have to imagine the smell of fresh pine.

A small sample of the glass insulators....clear, aqua, blue, amber etc.

I have two of these, they're from either side of an antique hutch. The beveled glass is thick and rippled. I'd love to know what they've seen.

A sampling of old books just waiting to be altered and given a new life.

LOVE the lofts! So much can be stored up out of the way! See those big buckets? They're full of wooden beads!

The view out one of the windows. I'd love to live in this little cabin in the woods! Well, maybe just sleep out one night. :o)

Antique clock cases... aren't they just screaming 'assemblage'!?

Cast iron stove toppers. They have lovely patterns, perfect for rust staining and/or making stamps.

Old tin boxes. The little red one is a bank where you can divide up your savings.

This clock case is HUGE... but I know it will tell me what it wants to be one day.

Antique farm box and tray along side a box of old license plates and 8mm projector. I actually have old films!

These are just a couple of pieces from an antique organ that I took apart years ago. It was in an old barn and totally destroyed by the time I got to it, but there is always something to salvage.

An old Macy's crate.... a present from my Biff!

This old clock case actually has little doors on the sides and the oval is glass. Imagine the possibilities!

Old scales, typewriters and sewing machines up in the back loft.

Towards the back is a very sweet little tin kitchen set in red and white.

Love these old advertisements on wooden crates!
I think I need to do some new photos of my studio so you can see just how full it's gotten and how badly I needed this shed. Now I can't even go in the shed, as there is a bluebird family in residence and I'll have to wait until they fledge their young.

Just had to share one more picture. Years ago I brought a tiny piece of my grandmother's rambling roses to this property. The roses now completely cover the back bank and I have planted a small piece on the arbor this year.... it's in full bloom now... with another bird's nest inside!
I hope you've enjoyed your tour of my studio overflow shed... a/k/a Studio II.

Best... Canace

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

AND THE WINNER IS...... Drum Roll Please......

Today is the drawing for the assemblage entitled 'Talents' giveaway. I have used the site to determine who the winner is... and..... the winner is.....  (I just love suspense)

Congratulations Jeanette! 

Thank you to everyone else for your lovely and kind comments about the assemblage and for entering for a chance to win it. I hope to do this again soon, it's been fun.

Best... Canace

Monday, June 20, 2011


 Today is the last day to enter for the assemblage giveaway. Tomorrow I will be using to draw the name of the winner. Just leave a comment on the Giveaway page to enter. Post it on your blog or FB and be entered twice!

I can't wait to see whose name is chosen!  Good luck!

Best... Canace

Thursday, June 16, 2011

4 year old takes NYC art world by storm

Just in case you haven't already seen this little 4 year old artist, this WNBC video is a must see. Following the 4 year old is another young artist aged 8.

I think it's commendable that the parents have recognized natural talent and have provided all the materials to make their art possible.


Best... Canace

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Janet made me do it!

That's all I'm going to say...... she made me do it!  Ask her!

Really! (You know you did Janet) 

If you read back on my post of the Rhinebeck Antiques Fair you'll recognize this lovely. :o)

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Amazing.... simply amazing.....

One of my dear Canadian friends sent this to me. (Thank you Mr. Blue) It's one of several mural mosaics created with many individual pieces of art. It's interactive on the site, so you can click on each and every part and see a close-up of that area. I think it's truly amazing.


Best... Canace

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

I won :o)

Those of you who saw my post about the blog tour of Kerin Gale's new book, "Inspired Remnants, Curious Dreams" know that there were drawings for each of the stops along the tour. I have a new little treasure from my stop at Lemoncholy Studios where Kecia Deveney gave away one of her sweet little bird necklaces.

Here it is in it's lovely handmade little purse:

And here is my new little bird necklace crafted by Kecia:

Thank you Kecia!

Best... Canace

Tuesday, June 7, 2011


I'm so excited.... "1000 Steampunk Creations" has finally arrived! It's so much fun to see my artwork as well as art friends of mine published in this book. What a gorgeous book too! Definitely eye candy for those of the Steampunk persuasion. Congratulations to all of my art buddies who are also published... great work!

If you are interested in purchasing the book just do a google search for 1000 Steampunk Creations and there are numerous online book stores to choose from. 

Best... Canace

Monday, June 6, 2011

Fiber Arts Feast for the Eyes

I recently saw an exhibition of fiber artist  Diane Savona's work in Rock Tavern, N.Y.. It was breathtaking with her choice of vintage fabrics, the dimension and pure genius of construction. Even though pictures never do justice to seeing someone's art in person I'll let this sampling speak for itself. If you ever have the opportunity to see her work in person I highly recommend it. Every piece tells a story... you'll be there for hours.  Enjoy!

Best... Canace