"Olde Tyme" Collage

March 1st, 2010 in blog     
shabbychick Kathy Stantz, contributor
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Lots of pieces and parts - but, with time ticking away - it all came together!
All geared up and ready to sell!
Dont ya just love old photos?  Some call them instant ancestors!
An old watch - comes out of the junk drawer in a timely fashion!  And arent those tiny weights sweet?
The hands of time...
Spin the wheel...
Isnt this ad priceless?  Really, it is!
Time flies...
Oops...forgot the hands...
Gears and more gears!
ok...behind the scenes - I needed something to weight the box down while my Gorilla Glue dried - as you can see my cordless drill can multi-task! :)
Lots of pieces and parts - but, with time ticking away - it all came together!

Lots of pieces and parts - but, with time ticking away - it all came together!

I'm busy getting projects ready for an art show in April...the countdown is on (7 weeks from today), and I guess I work well under pressure!  My "to do" list includes a few collages, button bouquets, paperweights, market bags (to stuff lots of fleamarket finds inside!), a bit of "junk" jewelry, and a few other things.  Maybe I shouldn't have put that list in print...I definitely need to focus, focus, focus!!

Anyway, I wanted to share a collage called "Olde Tyme" - using Scrabble letters - and LOTS of clock pieces. I had fun with this one, and it actually evolved over a period of days.  I arranged most of it; let it sit - moved a few things, and glued it together bit by bit (using my trusty GORILLA WOOD GLUE - and a little hot glue). The base of the piece is a side from an old "dove-tailed" drawer, I've added a little wooden box with dividers to collect lots of goodies.  I used a piece of old chain (from a cuckoo clock??) to hang it up, but it could rest on a shelf too (customer's choice!).

(In the box - from left to right) The first two boxes are holding some little clock pieces (top and bottom); next one holds a sweet little boy frozen in "time"; the third is very cool, and holds an old watch and some tiny little hanging weights (maybe from a tiny  cuckoo clock??); the fourth is a brass clock hand topped off with the sweet face of a little girl; the next two are my favorites - they're moveable - they can be turned for the day and date - how fun is that?  With the day piece - there's a vintage ad - to earn a pocket watch by selling needles...all you have to do is send your name and address - no money, "we trust you" - hard to believe, huh?  And under the date is a tiny birdhouse and bird - you know how "time flies"...

Above the box is a bunch of really cool pieces and parts.  I've attached a pocket watch front and stuffed a few parts inside; and of course a clock face had to be worked in too!  Resting on the box is an old bottle...actually "time in a bottle" (with sand...for the "sands of time") - you know this stuff could go on forever! :)  To the left of the bottle is a tiny little gentleman who probably spent the first part of his life popping in and out of a cuckoo clock - he's in retirement now!  The big winders were wired on and can be moved a bit.  The gears are glued in place, but the little clockworks sitting on the box still spins, and actually does a little "tick tock"!  The long paper piece was used to mark settings on an old alarm clock.

So, that's it!  I've got to get back to work...times' a wasting!!!


P.S.  OK, let all those old-fashioned sayings about time run amuck...we've heard alot of them! :)

P.S.  The show we'll be at is called Artiscape in Columbus, Ohio - and we'll be there on Sunday, April 18th - here's the link http://europeanpapers.com/Merchant5/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=EP&Category_Code=ART


posted in: blog, vintage, metal, wood, artwork

Comments (18)

doggbo writes: Not putting hands on the clocks is awesome.We will be going to a retirement party soon.Hope you dont mind if I borrow your terrific idea.I will have put a disply up in our house to. Posted: 9:46 am on March 4th
MimiToria writes: Kathy this will sell right off at the start of the sale. Great creation and the perfect customer will come along and snatch it right up. I'm a sucker for clocks/watches/time pieces, so it speaks to me. You've done a great job with the details on it too. Thanks for sharing!
Gretchen Posted: 6:07 pm on March 3rd
racers7 writes: This is Super Fantastic! I love the drawer back used for your base (clever!). "Tyme" is on your side!....Melody Posted: 12:16 pm on March 3rd
shabbychick writes: Thanks everybody - I appreciate your comments! I'm hoping you don't get too tired of my clock projects - you know I've got a bunch of clock junk o work with! :)

secondhandsally - It is hard to part with them...I kind of get attached... :)

Stay tuned - you never know what I'll come up with next "time"!

Kathy Posted: 11:48 am on March 3rd
JunkArchitect writes: Kathy, I’m sure most of us have lots of little pieces of junk hanging around but you have the BEST junk. Your collage is such an inspirational creation and came out beautiful.

Posted: 9:47 am on March 3rd
fellowjunker writes: Hi Kathy,
Love your beautiful collage.....I can not believe the amazing mix of ultra cool junk items. I could stare at this piece forever and ever!!!
xojanis Posted: 2:47 am on March 2nd
alicemom writes: Kathy,
That is the cutest thing ever!I do not want to degrate ....so I love it's sophistiated junk! Love it in a timely manner.
smiles, alice Posted: 7:37 pm on March 1st
Junk_Sophisticate writes: I just love the little details in all of your collages! It just amazes me how many treasures you include. Awesome work, my friend.
Candy Posted: 4:55 pm on March 1st
itsnotjunk2me writes: Ok..i'm game..."time in a bottle"..."what time is it?"..."time stands still" are just a few that i can see in this awesome collage!!
~judi ;) Posted: 4:22 pm on March 1st
chippingcharm writes: Kathy, this is wonderful...love every little detail! Laurel Posted: 3:49 pm on March 1st
DownHomeDIY writes: You make collages look so easy, and they aren't! I love it.
Posted: 1:26 pm on March 1st
54girl writes: Very cute Kathy! I love collages too! I like that you spelled olde that way. My husband has that on his jacket for his olde toys. Everyone pronounces it the way it sounds and dosen't get that was the way it was written years ago. Love old picture also, the clock parts, and old advertisments are just fun to read. Great job!! Love it all! Mary Posted: 12:13 pm on March 1st
junkeratheart writes: Wonderful!! I love anything connecting Scrabble letters. I'm a Scrabble fanatic. Very nice design! Wanda Posted: 11:34 am on March 1st
RustyDiva writes: Hmmmmmmmmmm.......the wheels are turning! Expect the unexpected! Thanks for the ideas. Great post.(as always):)

Kenda Posted: 11:34 am on March 1st
secondhandsally writes: I love this! I don't know how you can part with it. Good luck at the show! Posted: 11:02 am on March 1st
ninnarae writes: Great project! I LOVE old clock parts- great shapes and so graphic!! Posted: 10:40 am on March 1st
oldnews writes: SO COOL! Every single part of your collage is a story all to itself. This is wonderful! Good luck, I know you will be successful, you have SO much talent! Marie Posted: 10:37 am on March 1st
bluebucket writes: LOVE this!!!! What an amazing collage. Love everything about it, all the components are just fabulous, can't pick a favorite. Thanks for your post, your commentary and the close up pics.
doreen Posted: 10:36 am on March 1st
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