Tuesday, July 6, 2010

THE THREE MUSES - RUST

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I went through a "RUST IT YOURSELF" artistic stage a little while ago and this tin box and all the metal elements used in creating my 'Rusty Tin Box" were things that I took pride in getting rusted. When my mom was alive she could never comprehend anyone liking anything rusty...she said that most people try to get rid of rust, not savor it (lol). This would never have been something I would have created for her, needless to say.

21 comments:

Lori Saul said...

Older, rusty things are always more interesting to the 'next ' generation it seems. This is a beautiful box Gayle- a lot of work and love went into this- what a great entry!

Yvonne said...

Oh, Gayle, this is a stunning piece!

Betzie said...

That is really neat Gayle! My mom would say the same thing! LOL xo

indybev said...

Beautiful rusty tin, Gayle. I smiled when I read your comments. I'm sure there are many who think an affection for rusty things is a bit demented....but I'm for sure not one of them! Thanks for sharing.

Nan said...

This is such a neat piece....I'm afraid my mom would have had the same thoughts...LOL!

Rein said...

This is great Gayle!

Judy said...

Such a novel take on the rust theme, Gayle, very special piece!

Lynn Stevens said...

I live for rusty things a wonderful little box!

Junibears said...

Wonderful work Gayle. I love it.xx

Willy said...

Your box is really fantastic, Gayle!

http://truutske.blogspot.com/ said...

Whow Gayle, what a amazing rusty box!! Great work!! I really love this one.

mary.kg said...

Bonjour Gayle ! Il fallait vraiment la trouver cette vieille petite boite rouillée pour illutrer le thème ! Bravo ! Amicalement Mary.KG!

Jackie said...

Your Mum may not have liked it, but I think it's wonderful, Gayle.

Bill C. said...

Very cool! I wish I had the guts to try something like that. I'm always stuck in digital land.

June said...

Superb work on this piece Gayle. love it
hugs June xxxx

Toni said...

this is awesome... this reminds me of an "Altoid" mint can that I want to rust up a bit... great job !

Diane said...

What a little treasure Gayle! Thanks for sharing!

Cindy Adkins said...

Wow, this is amazing...I love your creation! My mom would have said the same thing...But then, she wonders why I even do art! lol She thinks I should be out shopping!
Well, I love your beautiful tin and I also hope you are feeling better and healing amazingly.
Hugs,
Cindy

Effie said...

That's a lovely bit of rusty treasure!

Deb said...

Gayle, this is fantastically done!

Ozstuff said...

Now that's what I call RUST! What a wonderful treasure trove you have, Gayle. I am blown away all the entries this week. It is amazing just how many people love rust in all its shapes and forms.

Fantastic!