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.


Friday, March 20, 2015

Spring is in the air...and possibly some snowflakes as well...

This Sewing Box uses an old Cigar Box
as the base and a pewter Duck
pin-cushion relaxes in the rippling waters.

The Farmer Rabbit was made by a dear friend of mine, 
Melissa D. Terreck, and I treasure him.
These are truly the first sign of Spring here as we
still have snow on the ground and have
been told we may just get some snowflakes falling
at some point today.

It is official, we have broken the all time
record for the snowiest winter EVER
with over 108" of snow!


Early American Folk Arts & Trades Group

If you happen to have an appreciation for OR
are educated in OR are an artist who creates art based in
the history and love of the Early American
Folk Arts & Trades I would highly recommend that
you join this Facebook Group.

Suzanne Kizis founded this group and her goal is
to create a dynamic arena for educators,
curators, artist and enthusiasts to dialogue with
one another. It is the goal of the group to
also help define and focus what "Folk Art &Trades"
really means and to continue both creating
and educating ourselves and all those 
who have this passion.

Please join and help grow and nurture this fairly
new but dynamic group. If you have
a website or blog there is a new logo you can use
to help promote this group.

Contact Suzanne to learn more.


A Work In Progress...

My Tramp Art version of a Moravian Star...
the box splits open in the middle and 
will hold so antique German Christmas treasures!

I have just about half of the pieces 
chip-carved (164 out of 336) so it looks like I will
be busy for the next couple of days.
Then I will start to assemble everything and
get ready to do the finishing.....

will keep you posted as things develop!

1 comment:

  1. Nice informative blog David. Enjoyed the step by step process of creating something trampy!

    - don