Thursday, September 16, 2010

New Work

More new pieces I've ade as proposals for a retreat next year!
I started these on Sunday evening and had them all finished at midnight last night. Record time, considering I taught at CFCC most of the day Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and worked on these at night.

Posey House- has enamel flowers growing out the roof and a little Victorian lady kickin up a shoe inside.

Gris Gris Pouch-Gris gris bags are traditional Voudon charms or talismans for protection or good luck. They're often cloth but thought I'd made some metal ones!

Bottle Cap Beads-Fun! LOVE old soda caps!

Stay tuned to see if they'll be classes soon near you!
Whew, I'm pooped! I'm taking tonight off to flop!
Then its back to the grindstone with my book!


the messy nest said...

I would take them all, what fun!

I'm SO EXCITED melissa ... I got into your enameled heart class on Saturday @ ArtFest.

I cannot tell you how excited I am to play with copper enameling again. I learned so much in your class, and have been so busy with my book that I still haven't gotten out to buy myself the supplies. So, I'm REALLY looking forward to more play time with you.

Plus, this year mom and I are bringing my daughter Jules so there will be 3 generations of us at AF. How cool is that? I'm excited for you to meet her ... she's awesome and oh so artsy!


Clarissa Callesen said...

I love the idea of a metal gris gris bags... the art and traditions that come out the voudou religion are so fascinting. Have you spent any time in New Orleans?

Melissa Manley said...

Hi Clarissa! Unfortunately no, I would love to someday!