I have been working out this project, at least in my mind, since this past holiday season. I received a Configurations box at that time, so I slowly started to collect small objects to fill my first assemblage piece. This weekend I went to an amazing estate sale and hit the jackpot. I could hardly wait to finally start putting things together when I got home with a wonderful bag of vintage goodness.
My favorite area of the piece is the one with the roller skate. This was a score from my recent shopping trip. The photo was chosen because I dreamed of being a ballerina in my early childhood.
Another extra special spot on my piece is the mailbox. I actually purchased this off of ebay after seeing one from one in the art of one of my swapping pals. I have a love of snail mail and all things postal, so this little area is a nod to that. I even created some mini mail for my mailbox, which cannot be seen, but I know it is there.
Another highlight for me from this collection is the metal mini dice. I have no idea what they were supposed to be for, but I love them. Other odd objects I used: old car fuses, game pieces, hardware, scrabble tiles that I had previously altered, vintage toys, broken jewelry watch parts, keys, light bulbs, notions...the list goes on and on! It is definitely something you need to look at for a moment to take it all in.
Yes, I probably could have edited a bit, but that is a skill I just have not mastered yet. Even if it is busy, I am happy with the result. There are many things in here that hold special meaning only to me and it was a joy to create.