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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Birthday Art Museum Tour of Inspiration.


I love museums. I love museums. Always have, always will. 
The problem is, no one I know has any interest in museums whatsoever. 
I usually take myself to museums, unless it's my birthday. Then I ask for company.
December 14th is my birthday and I asked to visit the Cameron Museum about an hour and a half North of us in Wilmington, NC. 


This is the first exhibit.

                       Art From Flour: Barrel To Bag


Rusty metal stencils.#RustyLove These would look good on my wall. Used to stencil cotton flour bags in the 1800's.

Metal stamps for burnishing wooden crates of flour.  We could fire those up at the studio and recreate some history. I'm  thinking vintage signage. 


                             Advertising and marketing art.

Dresses  and quilts made from flour sack material.

Next exhibit -Art of Illumination

"The Art of Illumination 2016 Exhibition reveals the unique hand-built completed lanterns from over forty artists across the country."






I'd love to do a lighting project, upcycle challenge down at the studio. Lighting seems to be one of my favorite upcycles. Check out the chum pot lighting blog here.
Fisherman Inspired Chum Pot Lighting


Unbound Narrative

Final exhibit and my favorite

Excavated books, " Oh my! "





Mountain side carving excavated from a book .


Illuminated excavated book art.


1897 Sears Catalog excavated.  


Included in this video is a set of Encyclopedia Britannica that have been lovingly carved and looks to this Coastal Bohemian,  to resemble south west canyons, or the Grand Canyon . Either way it is stunning to view. This was certainly my favorite exhibit .


Can't wait for the new exhibits. I finally talked a group of friends into a visit. Yeah me!

I hope this inspires you in your creativity as it has me. 

Have a Happy Holiday and New Year.
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Michele Michael