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.


Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Enjoying a nice Spring evening after a day of chip-carving

A bit breezy outside but I am sitting here
listening to the birds chirping
and the wind blowing through the tree branches.

I spent the day working on new pieces.
Two Heart shaped Courting/Vanity Mirrors and two
sizes of my Tall Case Clock/Watch Holder.

The inspiration for the mirror came 
from a friends post on Facebook of one of their 
favorite antique pieces...a heart shaped
board that had some sort of seal attached to it.
I have no idea what the original piece
was used for BUT I immediately pictured
a hand held/hangable mirror!

The Original Inspiration


The Art Tramp Heart-Shaped Courting/Vanity Mirror


The Art Tramp Tall Clock/Watch Holder

The last two photos are of the first 
Tall Clock I made which is now in a private collection.
I have changed the structure slightly
in the two newest pieces so that the watch will remain
with the case when the bonnet is removed.

Now I am searching for inexpensive old pocket watches...
working or broken.


Many more pieces are in the works. Two sizes of
an 1800's style German Toy Automobile,
three Ravens (small, large and a NEW style),
three Snowmen (small, medium & large),
several NEW Sewing Boxes, a four drawer chest,
some single drawer boxes, Bible boxes,
some larger boxes using antique seed and
spool boxes as the base, a bank
and two game tables using antique table bases....

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1 comment:

  1. Love the vanity mirror and the antique inspiration piece. The mold reminds me of a butter or possibly beeswax mold but it doesn't look quite deep enough. Interesting. I especially love the clocks. Have fun searching for old pocket watches. I enjoy the hunt for something specific, it usually leads to unexpected find.