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Fabulous Friday Find

Posted in Found Objects with tags , , , , , , on September 7, 2012 by madelincwolf

So, I have had this find leaning against the wall out front of my apartment for a long while. I found it in a recycle bin with a bunch of cans and bottles. I had lost the light there , so I brought it up the to the deck to photograph it. I really had forgotten about it until today when I needed to have something to post.  I did find a couple of things this week, but not enough to make a good post about.  I just love the shade of green with the rust!  I didn’t realize that there is a missing grape on the lower right… perhaps it is just bent upwards.  I’ll have to take a look.  In any case, it’s perfect find material.  I don’t have to do anything with it.  No alterations on this puppy!


Fabulous Friday Finds is Back!

Posted in Found Objects with tags , , , on August 31, 2012 by madelincwolf

Last week was a difficult one and I missed posting the FFF’s and the 5 Fact Friday.  I just have to be easy with myself during this emotional time.  I also had to work on getting my computer to put out for me.  Still not sure that the problem is completely fixed.  In any case, my find is pictured below.  This cute table had my name all over it. My daughter and I were returning from Costco one Saturday recently.  I went by too fast and my daughter made me go round the block to check it out.  We left the shoes that were on top.  Fortunately it fit in the back seat as the trunk was full.  I just love it!  The reflection on the table top of the tongue-and-groove wall behind is something I didn’t notice until I resized the photo.  The table top seems to merge with the wall.

Fabulous Friday Finds

Posted in altered books, Art parts, Artist Books, Found Objects with tags , , , , , , , on August 10, 2012 by madelincwolf

Well, on the West coast it is still before midnight, therefore, I still have time to post my FFF’s!  Today’s offering is all about my love of paper and books.  People discard the most wonderful things.  A few weeks ago I came across these book plates. There was a huge box of several different kinds near the dumpster at my friend Anne’s studio.  I took what I thought was a lot, she took some.  When I brought them home I got the idea to make pads of paper for notes.  I used PVA glue thinly applied to the top edge of a clamped set of papers.  It worked!  I will also use some of the images for collage or ?, too.  I went back the next day to see if I could snag the rest, but they were gone.  The book about  Holman Hunt was found by Anne near the same dumpster.  She gave it to me!  What a sweet thing to do.  It has some beautiful color plates inside.  Before I alter it or cut it up, I feel compelled to read it.  I was taught to respect books.  Do you have trouble defacing, or cutting up books like I do?  I’ll just have to get over it!

Fabulous Friday Finds 2

Posted in Art parts, Features, Found Objects with tags , , , , on August 3, 2012 by madelincwolf



Here is the latest in my FFF series.  This is a compilation of recent and not-so-recent finds that are intriguing to me.  My favorites of this bunch are the single earring without the hook and the rusty piece of what looks like hammered iron. The copper rings were found in the bathroom during a remodel, in the building where my studio is located.  The battered princess bracelet was found in the parking lot at El Cerrito Plaza, I think. In any case, I am going to have fun putting these elements into a mixed media piece.  Do you pick up random shiny bits on the street?  Have you used them in a mixed media piece?  Add a comment with a link so we can see what you’ve made with YOUR Fabulous Friday Finds!