Friday, February 19

A Bottle & a prayer

This bottle was made to honor my Grandmother Francis. I called her Tutu which is Hawaiian for Grandmother. We lived in Hawaii when I was learning to speak.

Are you getting tired of seeing my bottles? I hope not because I love making them.

I love to use transferred images in my work. For this bottle I copied Tutu's picture onto crinoline fabric. It is very stiff stuff, so I cut it the size of copy paper & feed it into my printer.

I am always on the lookout for funky pieces of junk to use for toppers, this one is an old lamp finial I took apart.

For this one I used a very old carved brass doorknob.  Love the way it looks on this bottle.

And here's the image transfer again.  This time I applied a piece of old sheet music onto an old coin purse, then laid a tape transfer of the photo on top.

This girl on this bottle is my Great, Great Aunt Annie.  These are part of a series I did called 'Family Album', I posted about the 3rd bottle here.
I got some great comments regarding the printers box I posted here.  I should have told you the source of this awesome case of goodness.  Junker Val is junker extraordinaire.  You can find her loading goodies into her booth at Lonestar Antique Mall in Fort Worth, or link to her website.  She really has some awesome things!
One more thing, I did not alter this box in any way for the photo. It was wrapped tight in plastic wrap & when Val unwrapped it this is what I saw. Dawn said it's already a wonderful assemblage, I think it will be difficult to use any of this. I think I'll just leave it out on my art table for inspiration!
Guess what.....I found my camera! I believe there is power in numbers & I had some blog prayers helping me out! Thank you to everyone who helped.  And in case you ever lose anything.... I remembered our version of the prayer to Saint Anthony.  It really works, you have to recite it over & over while looking for your lost item.
Dear Saint Anthony please come down,
I've lost something that can't be found,
if you find it bring it to me,
oh how happy I will be.


T said...

Horray for finding your camera!!! AND, your bottles are fabulous!!!!
Have a great weekend!

Lori said...

your bottles are gorgeous and so inspiring...i could never tire of looking at happy to hear you found your camera...hooray!!! have a beautiful weekend:)

Karen Valentine said...

Good morning Lisa1 I'm so glad you found your camera. As far as looking at your bottles.... I could never get tired of looking at them! I think they are awesome! (but you already know that.) I have to get ready for work now. (bummer) I'd rather play in my studio. Oh well..... Have a great day!


alice said...

Lisa! I love your bottles! Bring them on!!
Yea on the camera! I am always looking for something!
smiles, alice

TinyBear said...

Your bottle is so beautiful and I just love that box filled with all the goodies - what a treasure said...

Oh I just knew St. Anthony would come through for you! That is great. And I never tire of seeing your bottles. They are such works of art. I have made them but never as gorgeous as yours. You are an awesome artist.
Blog: Capers of the vintage vixens

Erica@ZunkyChic said...

Great bottles and techniques - I wish I had gotten to Lone Star ahead of you :)
Val is one of my favorites, too!! We need to go Cattle Barn junking together sometime. I'm sure you can convince me to buy things that I wouldn't have thought to use before.

Sugar said...

That is beautiful! I wish I could be that creative...

Jodie LeJeune said...

I love your bottles Lisa...
You make them, I come and peek. Deal?
Glad you found your camera, St. Anthony has never let me down before!!
Love those transfers too. Every time I feed something foreign in my printer other than paper, I'm off to Office Max to buy a new just eats anything else up!
Have a wonderful weekend girlie~
everything vintage

ps....ONE day I'm going to make it to LoneStar...ONE day.

Rita said...

So beautiful! all of your style, we should get together for a day of soldering. Guess what I found today in the box that you sent? a little white gift bag with buttons inside, so sweet, thank you for making my purchase so much fun! Ciao rita mammabellarte

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Your bottles are gorgeous Lisa....who could tire of them? For each one I think "Oh that one's my favorite!" & then I move on to the next picture & think "Oh no...I liek this one even better!".

Good news about the camera!

Linda said...

Hi Lisa- your bottles are truly works of art- they are beyond what I can imagine- thank you for sharing them! It inspires me to think in different ways about what I do! PS- SO glad you found your camera!!

Tami said...

Gorgeous seeing the items you make, they are always chaulked full of great character....such beautiful tresures. Glad you found your camera..Yippee!!

Lululiz said...

I could never get tired of looking at your beautiful bottles.

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Lisa, I love your bottles! They are awesome and I won't get tired to look at them! The doorknob is just perfect and what a super idea to use that coin purse!
I'm glad your camera surfaced!
Have a great day!

Peridots Garden Blog said...

Hooray! I am thrilled you found your's post is a perfect example of why ...

Who could possible tire of seeing your fabulous bottles? I love them coming! Please!


Debby said...

Hi Lisa, your bottle is just so beautiful and so inspiring. I adore it. I am glad to hear your camera has turned up. YEAH!!!

T's Daily Treasures said...

I absolutely love your bottles. They are just so gorgeous and created with such attention to detail. The family images make them so personal and true treasures. Yea! So glad to hear you found your camera. Have a great day! :) Tammy

Rebecca said...

Hi Lisa!
Glad you found your camera! I had one stolen once and it had my daughter birthing her little Sophie on it! They clipped it off my purse while in London.
Love you bottles...funny I gave a workshop on them last night and now I am working on some today!
That printers box is 2die4! Nice find...
Blessings today

Dorthe said...

Hi sweetiepie,
I so love the verce to Sct. Anthoni,
and that you found the camera-
I also more than love your bottles, please go on creating them sweet, they are so special, and the use of your family is wonderfull.
And I totally agree with Dawn,-that box looks just so to great to take apart, it is a very special find.

Love and hugs, and a wonderfull week-end to you.

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hello Lisa,

Oh, it's awful when you misplace the camera! Mine needs to be surgically attached..hehe! :0)

I'm fairly new to your blog..discovered by way of another know how that is. :0) North Texas....Dallas, Ft. Worth maybe?? I have lived all over Texas in the past and think it's a great place to live.

I'm from Tennessee but have traveled my entire life (51 years as of now)until I followed through on a dream of settling into the Tennessee Smoky now I live on a mountain ridge but with all the convenience you can imagine since I'm only 5 miles from Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville.

I just wanted to introduce myself and tell you what a wonderful blog of inspiration you have.

Do drop by for a visit when you have a moment..Have a lovely day!

♥ Love & Faerie Dust ♥

BellaRosa said...

Lisa amor, how I love your beautiful bottles :) I am so glad you found your camera, I just got a new :) for Valentines Day, can you believe our lovely, gentle sweet Dawn threatend to come to Cali and beat me if I took it back :) long story lol She is really such a love and just wants me to enjoy taking easy pictures so I can love my blog even more, because I don't know how to use my hubbys SLR, I don't post too much :) and she is right, we were talking about your box of is just gorgeous like that :) Besos, Rose

Kristal said...

Hi Lisa, I'm kinda new to your blog, but just added myself as a follower.
Glad you found your camera, I know how frustrating it can be to lose something. And I adore your bottles, they are beautiful pieces of art!

Barbara said...

Beautiful bottles! I love Junker Val! She also has a wonderful booth at the flea market that they have in the cattle barn at Will Rogers! I never leave her boot without something!!

Karen Valentine said...

Lisa have you ever considered doing a tutorial for your bottles on Artist Class!!! I would definitely take that class!


Pearl said...

I never tire of your bottles and I like how you describe how you made them.

Marlene said...

Well I was very excited to see your bottles..I just went to an auction last week and won 4 boxes of vintage bottles! about 55 of them all diff sizes and one was bidding so I got them for a steal...I am just starting to work with them..using all my papers and jewelry pieces..You were a great inspiration! I LOVE your bottles...they are a wonderful tribute and they look like a handed down hierlom..I wish i knew how to print on fabric with my printer...that would be great! I will have to google that!thanks for the inspiration!

June said...

Lisa you just keep makin' those amazing bottles 'cause I will NEVER tire of looking at them. They are gorgeous! It is so inspiring to see all the different talents you have.
So happy you found your camera!

sissie said...

Hi Lisa,
No way I could ever get tired of looking at your lovely bottle art.
You make it so very special by personalizing them with your Grandmother and other family members.
Glad you found your camera, you didn't say where you found it???


Cindy Geilmann said...

Oh my sweet Lisa, I shall never tire of looking at you beautiful bottles. I wish I could get one. Your amazing.


joy said...

I absolutely love your bottles. I hope you don't mind, but I posted a link to your blog. I do a "Family History Friday" and I loved your idea so much. What a great idea. Thanks for sharing your creativity with everyone. Love, Joy

Rustique Gallery said...

Dear Lisa, Your bottles are awesome and I want to see more! This is such a unique idea. Your transfer methods look fun too. Yay for the camera. I lost mine in my studio makeover, but it came back! Keep on creating! Sherry

Pattyjo said...

I use my prayers frequently when I have misplaced things...otherwise I would never find anything.
Your bottles are gorgeous and you must have the most beautiful display.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Lisa,

Your bottle is fabulous and I love the printers block with all the interesting things there.
So glad you found your camera.

Have a wonderful weekend

cindy said...

What a blast to finally get to meet last night! Was so much fun, I needed to laugh like that, it's a great group!

And I LOVE your bottles. Nope not tired of em at all, they are beautiful pieces of art. Simply wonderful!

yapping cat

DeeDee said...

Wow! these are very kewl....I love them...have a god weekend

Artsy Fartsy Junkin Finds said...

Absolutely a fabulous creation... LOVE it! Great blog. Janna


These bottles are amazing. So much detail. And I adore the story that goes along with them! So enjoyed spending time with you and look forward to seeing you again. (I still say you are 30 something) :) ~ Angela

The Feathered Nest said...

I will NEVER get tired of seeing your gorgeous bottles Lisa!! I mean it, they are each so unique and beautiful...I love them all! And still when I see that drawer filled with those treasures, it takes my breath away ~ such a beautiful work of art all on it's own....xxoo, Dawn