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, January 29, 2015

A peek in to TRAMPland...

Some might call it a studio.
Others would call it a temporary workspace.
Still others would say it is a dining room.
All of which are true, but, I call it TRAMPland.

Cigar boxes, boxes for thread spools, old wooden boxes  in all shapes and sizes.
Most of these already have designs ready for them.

Patterns waiting to be cut out and traced onto the wood.
Vintage springs, sewing scissors even a pair of hands and a Krampus head.

A gathering of some old and new pieces that inspire me.
The wonderful Cat with his Bass by Jack Roads.
A beautiful hand with a pink ribbon around it's wrist made
by my friend Stacy Williams Mead. Some wonderful
pieces from Kay Stamm. And a vintage "Mammy" PinKeep.

Eventually this child's Step-back cupboard will be transformed
in to a piece of Tramp Art!

And, of course, an assortment from my collection of Ravens and Crows.
Can you tell I like Ravens? LOL

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

After the Blizzard...

Not much of a blizzard but the snowblower
did get to come out of the shed!

A Room With A View (from our kitchen widow)

As you can tell, Biagio was very concerned...

And of course Paddington wanted to help...

So I sat here and tried to figure out how to create this blog....
I still want to add elements but I am uncertain
of where to find those darn gadgets!
Luckily, I have a wonderful friend (Lori Brechlin) who has
taken time out of her busy schedule to help me from
afar (Virginia). Much thanks my friend.

Today is nice and sunny, no winds and so it goes....

I will get back to my studio and get started on many new and exciting pieces!
Of course I still need to finish up creating this space so please visit again
and hopefully I will have figured everything out by then!

Now, off to Trampland a.k.a. the dining room a.k.a. my studio.