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A Dog's Life...

I decided to try an assemblage collage on stretched canvas- it's a 3-D piece made of all vintage materials- I call it "A Dog's Life"!  I love dogs and collect vintage dog art and items!  This piece is meant to be graphic and whimsical- her sparkly little crown was cut from an old cardboard glittered Christmas light reflector!  I used old ephemera- sheet music, bingo and playing cards, a vintage weight scale fortune, dictionary entry- with many old goodies- letters, buckles, a strap, an erector piece, game pieces, metal gear and tag, etc.  It was a fun project!  I'm looking forward to trying some other pieces...I'm so inspired by many of you!

Linking to Cindy Adkins Creative Spirit Challenge
Until next time...


  1. Hi Linda,
    I love this piece. It's fun to collect ephemera to have handy for projects like this. As you demonstrated, creatively combining a little bit of this and a little bit of that and you have a beautiful piece of art.

  2. Love your little creation. Very creative. Mimi

  3. What a lovely piece.

    I like the way you put it all together.

    I am enjoying reading your blog, and I like the quote on your sidebar today.

    'not the finding of the thing, but making something of it after it is found' true that is!

  4. Oh Linda -- How unique!!! Those colors and textures work wonderfully together. What a totally cool display. Where will you be putting it?

  5. Beautiful collage - I love all the detail you've included. I am new to your site, but will be a regular visitor now.

  6. Hi Linda,
    it is wonderfull, and the dog image so lovely.


  7. I wouldn't know where to begin to assemble anything like that. I like the little crown.

  8. Linda - I love all the pieces and parts you put together - isn't it fun working with vintage "junk"? This is a wonderful piece of art!

    And, thanks for stopping by my blog and entering my giveaway - good luck!


  9. Hi Linda, Love the items you used to create this piece--very fun and graphic!! Keep up the good work~Love looking at it! junkinjulie

  10. I love the colors in this and the clever way you wove the text through the buckle. I find it so hard to sacrifice some of my collections for the art pieces but the results make it worth it!

  11. I wanted to say that your Etsy piece "Time Flies" is really grate! (sorry, I couldn't resist)

  12. Hi Linda,
    Your collage is great and I lOVE the theme :)
    I made a 50th birthday one for my sister. I forgot how much fun making a collage is.
    Deb :)

  13. Linda,
    I especially like the buckles you used and the definition of Dog!!!
    Nice work-

  14. that is so charming...i love the collar you added on...what a fun piece!!!

  15. Thanks, everyone- I'm inspired to try it again!

  16. Linda that is awesome! You are really great at your crafts and scrap booking stuff!!~

  17. I love dogs, and I love this! Beautiful!

    Kat :)

  18. very yummy...very inspiring! i just love looking at creative goodies like this!
    thanks for coming by as well, it's so nice of you to take the time like that!

    ciao bella...happy creating!

  19. How interesting and neat a piece. Very imaginitive..I never would of thought of it.
    Thanks for sharing

  20. Hi Linda, I can't believe I missed this one! I love this collage with the doggie. I'm also very partial to anything with the old sheet music in it.

  21. Hi Linda,
    This is just precious and oh, I love dogs too!!!
    What an adorable piece--thank you so much for linking it up so everyone could see it!

  22. What a fab piece! I am a doggie lover too! Hannah & Kodak rule our roost!!


  23. What a lovely fun project! I really enjoyed having a look around this piece Linda...esp love the quotes X

  24. Linda~ I am also a lover of dogs. Especially when they are mine! Loved your project and I am sure that I would like you too. You know it says alot about a persons character when they are someone who loves animals. At least I think so. I also have a project that I entered in the Creative Spirit Challenge... Such fun!

    Take Care~ Sherry

  25. That is great! I love dogs too. Thanks for sharing, have a great weekend,

  26. Oh, love it! Love it!
    Your pictures are just wonderful!
    Thank you for sharing!


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