Wednesday, July 25, 2012

'50's Toybox

'50's Toybox   13x17

 Talk about a gentler, simpler time - my favourite toys of childhood didn't take batteries, or include computer chips.  And most of them cost under a dollar or two.

That's the flavour I wanted to capture with this assemblage.  I found the ultra cool old box at our local swap meet a few years ago - I knew that someday it would be absolutely perfect for something, and this was the piece!

The box was painted in faded forest green when I found it.  I sanded some of the edges to show wear and then splattered to my heart's content in primary colours of craft acrylic. 

The toys came from flea markets, antique shows, thrift stores, eBay, and some long ago Christmas stockings.
I affixed them with E-6000 and let dry overnight.

This piece will be available at our Art Girlz in Autumn three woman show on Sunday September 23 10-5. Destiny Carter and Debra Jurey will join me here at the Altered by the Sea Studio in Morro Bay for a day of art, fun and, hopefully, lots of sales!


  1. I just can't believe that I have plans for a month after this event! How many events can a place have?! I can't come up there every month! I have...

    Well, I don't really have any friends or anything else to do. See you there.

  2. Chris - It would be great if you both could come up that weekend. Margot is already pouting because she'll miss your visit in October.

  3. Well, Erin, I guess we aren't coming up in October, but maybe I can make it for Sept 23. I don't know if Cathie can. Things are weird right now. I would love to come up some time soon!!
    Thank Margot for pouting!!