Folk Art With Crosses - WIP

texaswildFebruary 28, 2009

Took an old Habitat/Humanity blue cabinet door, found some scrap wood in garage, and put together the substrate. Gonna try to keep it simpler, and fill in now w/red glass for the rest. The bottom left cross was clear glass and I put gold leaf on back - doesn't show in picture. Can't see the top details but the gold round thingies on each tower are earrings. The blue blown glass heart top center is from PV and was part of a gift box from Cindy/Jane. It's surrounded by small red glass hearts. Large cross (and one not shown) is a thoughtful and generous gift from a forum member. Hope you don't mind, Ann, that I spray painted it gold and brushed it w/black (oil) and wiped the black off, leaving sorta a copper tone. Round mirrors across the center bar under the large cross. Dominoes down bottom center w/metal beads down them. Thank you, ladies, for your thoughtfulness in gifting me w/such treasures.

Folk Art w/Crosses

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nicethyme

Very cool looking so far! wish I could see the gold parts on top better... next pics can ya zero in? lol

Where is Annie anyway? haven't see her post anywhere in ages, hope she's okay

    Bookmark   February 28, 2009 at 3:52PM
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wackyweeder

You have such a way with substrates slow, I love the shape! Not to mention all the crosses. Its gonna be a beaut!

    Bookmark   February 28, 2009 at 4:56PM
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texasfern

Beautiful.
Keep us posted.

    Bookmark   February 28, 2009 at 5:14PM
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nanatricia

Dang! I realy need to send those cross to you (I have been in such a stuper )Will soon .
That looks great.

    Bookmark   February 28, 2009 at 6:01PM
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texaswild

Thanks, y'all. NT - the gift was from Ann Gibson - Gibsona. Haven't heard from CRACKPOT ANNIE in a very long time. Hope she'll come back to us. Here's the progress I made this afternoon. LOL NANA - guess I'm known as the "cross lady".
Crosses Update

    Bookmark   February 28, 2009 at 6:59PM
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katishooked

This is going to be another gorgeous piece.

    Bookmark   March 1, 2009 at 9:38AM
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gibsona

Mind? Why would I mind? It's gorgeous; just as I knew it would be! Amazed how quickly things come together for you. Can't wait for update.
Ann

    Bookmark   March 1, 2009 at 4:46PM
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daisyme

Wowee, girl. I hadn't seen your photo site since I left in December and it's obvious you've been on the move like always. Great pieces too! They have that special Slo touch! Is the second piece I see the piece I saw started in Vallarta? You're right! I never would have recognized it. So much color and fun! It's wonderful....but I knew it WOULD be!

    Bookmark   March 1, 2009 at 6:24PM
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daisyme

Slow, in an earlier post you mentioned that your teacher in PV uses Vitricco. I tried running that on a search but didn't come up with anything. Do you have a link?

    Bookmark   March 1, 2009 at 7:12PM
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Calamity_J

Good to see you posting again Daisey! Are you back now?
Slow, Your Cross Masterpcs are always Eye Candy!!!

    Bookmark   March 1, 2009 at 9:35PM
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shrty411

Beautiful!!

    Bookmark   March 1, 2009 at 10:32PM
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klinger

Gorgeous , Slow, just beautiful. I love the shape and all the crosses. Really reminds me of the Mexico visits,
Cindy

    Bookmark   March 1, 2009 at 10:35PM
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emtnest

Nice Slow.. so many different items... makes it interesting.

    Bookmark   March 1, 2009 at 11:20PM
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bearbubbacowboy

Slow your work is so amazing!!! Your are a true artist and I so enjoying seeing your work, Cathy

    Bookmark   March 2, 2009 at 12:44AM
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texaswild

Well how nice to have my first cup of coffee w/friends like y'all. I bow in thanks. DAISEY - yes - the second piece is the workshop memory piece. The teacher wanted us to order the tiles through her. She gets them wholesale, but don't know from where. As long as you get the Italian vitreous glass, I don't think it matters what brand. The ones I bought were the Chinese-made ones, and they shatter. KLINGER - w/every visit to Mexico, I come home inspired by their wonderful folk art. Thanks, y'all, for making my morning sweet. Was gone all day yesterday, so hopefully can finish gluing today and grout tomorrow.

    Bookmark   March 2, 2009 at 8:29AM
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texaswild

Got red? Gluing done - grout tomorrow.

    Bookmark   March 2, 2009 at 2:52PM
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nicethyme

its GORGEOUS! I LOVE the top round portion the mostest!

sorry to Gibsonna - forgot you were an Ann too! (redfaced)

    Bookmark   March 2, 2009 at 9:17PM
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Calamity_J

That RED is Super!!! Hubba Hubba!!!

    Bookmark   March 2, 2009 at 10:12PM
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suziqhew

My goodness, Slo....do you sleep?

Lovely work and I love how that brownish/copper colored glass looks like wood in the photos.

You are amazing, truly amazing.

    Bookmark   March 3, 2009 at 6:05AM
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texaswild

'morning, y'all. Thanks again. SUZI: If you're talking about the circles across the middle, under the large cross, those are mirror rounds.

    Bookmark   March 3, 2009 at 9:03AM
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cindiloo

Ooooo....Ahhhh.....I get lost looking through your album!
Nobody does mexican folk art like you...you are one talented lady that's for sure!

    Bookmark   March 3, 2009 at 12:58PM
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texaswild

I've been grouting on this sucker for two hrs., and had to stop for lunch and a rest. I think this is the worst grouting nightmare I've done except "In Her Cups". Next time I get a bright idea, I'm gonna think ahead to grouting. Hope to finish in about another hr. GEESH - HORRIBLY tedious.

    Bookmark   March 3, 2009 at 1:22PM
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texaswild

Soooooooooo glad to finish the cleanup. WHAT A PAIN. Appreciate all y'all's compliments. I sorta like it too. Think I'll keep this one.
Grouted Folk Art Crosses

    Bookmark   March 3, 2009 at 2:39PM
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gibsona

Slow, it's awesome. I can't believe you've done all that since Saturday! Well, I can believe it! After all, it's you! Tell me, how did you get that big cross attached to the substrate? I know how heavy it was so it couldn't have just been glue. . .I can't wait for my surgery so I can have time to play. .I intend to try something "slow-like". Wish me luck! Have a good one!
Ann

    Bookmark   March 3, 2009 at 8:49PM
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shrty411

Wow, that is really awesome!! Can't believe how quick you finished that one!!

    Bookmark   March 3, 2009 at 9:00PM
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stjohnsgypsy

You never cease to amaze me with your art......this is really another Slow-masterpiece...........very inspiring......your mosaics are so uplifting and fun.........always a feast for the eyes...........!

    Bookmark   March 3, 2009 at 9:10PM
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wackyweeder

wow. I love the red and gold and the flowers down the sides. very iconic.

    Bookmark   March 3, 2009 at 9:30PM
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nicethyme

Beautiful! I sure love your style!

    Bookmark   March 3, 2009 at 10:11PM
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texaswild

Wozer - y'all sure know how to make an old lady happy. Thanks a zillion. GIBSONA: I used GE II for the crosses. As I've said b/f, I rarely use GE II, but for special items, it's the only thing that works. Everything else was glued w/Weldbond. My DD likes it so much, she is designing a piece w/three crosses for me to make for her living room. Happy days are ahead. Since I'm on a cross kick, I found a very tall plank (over 5" wide) in the garage yesterday, and cut it and put together - y'all ready for this - a 5" tall cross. Now I gotta figure out what to do w/it. Decisions, decisions, decisions.

    Bookmark   March 4, 2009 at 8:46AM
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