Tramp Art, like quilting, relies on using salvaged materials to create textures and patterns then piecing them together to make beautiful yet utilitarian
objects. While relatively unknown, Tramp Art was a wide-spread form of Folk Art that flourished in America between the 1870's – 1940's.


Thursday, March 12, 2015

Maggie's BIG Adventure...

Well it seems when we last chatted
Maggie's Hot-Air Balloon
couldn't even get off the ground.

I am glad to report that the Maggie Jack-In-The-Box
is ready to go and the Maggie Hot-Air Balloon
has taken a few test flights and is almost ready to head home.

However, she seems to have taken on a stowaway.
Schneider, the mouse, seems to have gathered
up enough cheese and crackers for the journey while
cleverly avoiding the mouse trap on the bottom
of the basket he is riding in!

Looks like Schneider left a few morsels behind
to lighten the load. I just need to take their
official Passport Portfolio Photos and they will be
ready for LIFT OFF!


Here is a sneak peek at twin Tramp Art pieces 
I am working on at the moment.
They are an interpretation of the Moravian Star.
These "boxes" can either rest on a tabletop
or be hung for display. They will open in the middle
and each half will have twelve "points".
One of them will be filled with long golden hued
flax. An antique German metal basket
will rest in the flax and will hold an antique
German baby Jesus creche figure.
Two antique German Stick-leg Sheep will
watch over the baby Jesus....this piece is going to a 
special friend and fellow artist.....the other
will be posted on my website when it is finished.


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