Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Oh Man At The Three Muses!

Oh Man--yep, that's the theme this week over at The Three Muses, so here is my Mr. Man box--

I want to thank Annie Wilkes from the  Stephen King  book Misery for that expression--Mr. Man.  Did anyone see that movie?  That is one of my favorite movies--I just loved Kathy Bates as Annie.  But I am really digressing here--back to my art piece.

I started out with this wooden cigar box--



And then I started to look through all of my Mr. Man stuff that I have--


Now this only a little bit of what I have pretaining to men.  But everything I have, I  found in flea markets in Tennessee and Kentucky.  I live in Pennsylvania, so your probably wondering what was I doing there?  Well, I was at the Highway 127 sale   (yes, they have a website).  It's every August for four days, and it spans through 4 states--about 650 miles--from dawn to dusk.  It's all on this highway 127, and it's just one flea market after another, and you can find ANYTHING that you could possibly want or need and then some.  I've gone for 2 years now, and for some reason, I can find the best  man stuff  there.  So I went through my man stuff, and decided what I wanted to use, and then I lined the cigar box with pages from this 1925 Farmer's Almanac that I found in Kentucky.


This other lady and I were fighting over this book.  It's obvious who won that fight : )
So there you have it--my Mr. Man box--



And for those of you who have never seen the movie Misery, here's the scene where Annie uses one of my favorite phrases--"Mr. Man"


52 comments:

Janet Ghio said...

A flea market that stretches across 4 states!!! OMG! Love your Mr. Man box. You are going to have the best show this summer!! Wish I could see it all together!

Janine said...

Oh ow wonderful, how absolutly wonderful.
All that pretty items like the official bartender guide of boston (hi hi), and you created something very special out of this. Wow, im amazed.
I love cigar boxes to, you can make the most beautiful things out of cigarboxes, you proofed it right.
Cheers
Janine

vintagesusie said...

What a fantastic mixed media collage & with so many wonderful manly items. Great work!
Smiles,
Susie

Buffy said...

Love your piece,Love that movie too and I love love that yard sale,we went twice for the store,Had soooo much fun,we couldnt go this past year because of the economy(I'm so sick of that saying). You have alot of man stuff. When I went I was looking for more of the primitives for the store but I found some goodies for me too.Oh and don't forget to send me your address,not sure when I'll get to the post office though,mom's STILL down!

Diana Evans said...

holy moly!!! amazing work Diane!!! every time I come here you blow me away ....this is wonderful and I love that it is a shadow box!!! very cool!!!

vintagesusie said...

I'm laughing, lol...I love that scence from Misery, what a classic clip!!!
I too adore Disneyland, it's my favorite place in the whole wide world & I do believe in fairys & that Disneyland is the 'Happiest Place on Earth'!!!!
Do you know about this years big event...Give A Day, Get A Disney Day???
If not come back & go down just a couple of posts. I posted all about it & included a link under the pic of me & my family at Disneyland in 1958...that helps explain my obsession with it. Today was my orientation with our local library for my VoluntEAR days. Hope you check it out, I'll telling everyone...it's such a wonderful concept!
Hugs,
Susie

indybev said...

An absolutely wondrous collage of "guy stuff"! I love everything about it, and especially your story of how it all came to be. Thanks so much for sharing your story AND your talent!

Trisha said...

Love this box, it's great. And I just can't get over the idea of that huge flea market. I am definitly going to have to check out the web site. :)
Thanks for the compliments on my latest collages. :)

Yvonne said...

Standing ovation for you, Diane!!

Ozstuff said...

Such wonderful treasures, so beautifully combined to make a gorgeous, three dimensional collage. A standing ovation from me. Your work is stunning.

Terri Kahrs said...

Your man box rates a huge "WOW"!!! Awesome work filled with awesome eye candy! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Lavennz Osy said...
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Lavennz Osy said...

now i know that I should always keep the old things...'cos one day, i can use them to make such wonderful arts work. haha....u introduced me the meaning of mixed media (feel embarrassed,never know about this type of art until I step into your blog...'cos seldom upgrade my knowledge on arts, and very less of friends of mine doing arts work)

Celestial Charms said...

This is so beautiful. Love everything you added to it. Yes, Misery...so good!
Maureen

Emelie said...

Enjoyed my visit and someof your thoughts, and yes we have seen the movie a couple of times. The other book that I liked was "Rose Madder" it struck me at first as that was one color my mother had to have in her paints, it was expensive and a delicious color.

I like your man box and we don't see that a lot looking at all the mixed media that we look at. Even my husband asks wy I never paint a boy or a man, well I like to use birds and flowers, but I could do him and use all these little electronic parts that are rally quite pretty and the bords with all the connectors and colored gadgets are quite pretty also, in fact I could paint him on the board. People make fanciful clocks out of these, they are a nice shade of green and I have one in the closet and there are more in the garage. It is late and I don't want to try to go to sleep thinking about this.

Ok I have chatted enough on your blog, one never knows when the chats will hit me.

Gayle Page-Robak said...

So excellent! Your guy sure has a lot of stuff :)) Now show me the money! rofl...what a great stash you have...such wonderful treasures! Great art piece!

Sandy said...

OMG this is absolutely outstanding. What for a brilliant creation. Love your amazing art work.

Rein said...

This is gorgeous!!

Femmy said...

fabulous piece!!!

Heavens2Betsy said...

This is one of the most amazing pieces I've ever seen. Such a cornucopia of masculinity! The Flea Market sounds like a dream event....

Gaby Bee said...

This shadow box is gorgeous, with a lot of fabulous details to explore.
A wonderful assortment of manly items and very beautifully arranged.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I've always wanted to go to this. I thought it was called "The longest garage sale" or something like that. I truly love your Mr. Man. You do mixed media so well!

Faye said...

Diane, what a masterpiece of manly stuff! I love your finished results. I also am jotting down the info about the 650 miles of flea markets in KY and TN. What a wonderful time that must have been! However, it has to be several days of travel because how can you just stop by each one and not browse. Gotta look into this.

joanna said...

Wow Diane! your man box is amazing! love all the details you've added! this flea market sounds fantastic!

Silvia said...

Such a beautiful man box, great details.

sharon said...

I adore your work Diane! This is simply amazing!! I love how you always give us the story behind it and you simply seem to pour your heart and energy into everything you do, and it shows. This is wonderful!

linda said...

Great assemblage! What a collection of Manly stuff.
I wish i could do that...

vintage wil said...

What a gorgeous work!!!

tammy said...

I love the movie "Misery." Kathy Bates is incredible in it. Very eye catching man box. Looks like it was a lot of fun putting it all together. It is all very manly. Great job Diane. A 4 day flea market sounds like a blast.

Daphne said...

Wow, such a cool Men - Box.
My husband, would adore it!

Bobbi Lewin said...

Oh I want to go to that flea market! how fun! I just love assemblage boxes; they are so intriguing with all the little parts to explore. I find it can be tricky getting the composition right, so that it doesn't look like just a bunch of stuff in a box. Yours looks great!

joyfulploys said...

Oh my...I love this box! I zeroed in on the bottle but love it all.
I have heard about that huge flea market but have never gone...it would be fun to do with someone who loves yard sales, etc.
Cheers!
Mary

Luisa Migon said...

Everything fantastic!!! Your Mr. Man box and the video! I watched this movie many, may times! Great!!!

Lisa said...

Thats great Diane : )

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

Diana, what a very great idea.
Love what you have made!!!
It's really amazing work.

carriejoy said...

Oh Diane this is great! Thank you so much for sharing. Now I know what other people mean when they comment that... this is just wonderful stuff.

Carrie

tarnishedandtattered.blogsot.com said...

Wow, love all the elements in your assemblage. Yes, I love Misery too. My sister & I used to quote Annie a lot 'God I love you' after crippling him! Back to your post. Lucky you with the 4 state garage sale, I've read about that for years. I can't imagine how much money I'd spend. Lisa

Effie said...

I love things in boxes! great piece of work!

Marlynn said...

I so love the movie Misery! Kathy Bates is one of my all time fav actresses..... Now to you Mr. Man box - LOVE it. You did a wonderful job with every single detail! I have to check out the 127 flea market event. Never heard of it. Thanks for this post, love it! Smoochs from Oliver...to Bob

Nicecrane Designs said...

Awesome artwotk,,,,,,OM I love all vintage effect, using some unnsual elements,,,,,,,,congratulations.

peppapig said...

I love this!!what an outstanding piece,well done!!

Dapoppins said...

The Movie and book, misery, still gives me chills...but I could look at your Mr. Man box and it's treasures for hours.

Martha Lever said...

WOW--love it!!! I never say Misery but I do really like Kathy Bates.
I am watching the girls on American Idol--I am still bored actually. I like the two young cute shy guys but as for the girls--I am not sure yet. They are not doing so well tonight I don't think.

phoebe said...

Love your interpretation of the theme--your 'Mr Man' (what a great nail-biter the movie Misery is!)box has so many unique and unusual little trinkets to study. And now I really want to go to that huge flea market--what fun that would be!

Elegia said...

wow, this is really wonderful piece of art. And what a creative mind you have speaking of the talent you have. I really love this!

BlueRidgeLady said...

Really cool Man box!! I have heard of that flea market, what an absolute blast it must be to go to, no telling how much I would walk without ever realizing it, knowing me I would want to see the entire thing!! Glad you ended up with the book!!

José said...

This is a great entry and a beautiful take on the theme. Wonderful!

Martha Lever said...

Hi Diane,
Yes, that's his name, he is my favorite also--and yes NOT to be confused with Adam!!! Polar opposites it seems! I think I actually will take Suzi's class. I haven't even read anything about it but I will go and do that now. Thanks!!!

Saya said...

Absolutely beautiful mixed media man collage! Great piece!!

Lisa Lectura Creations said...

Hi Diane! Your Mr. Man Box is fabulous! Love all the wonderful finds you added. I remember watching a show about that cool highway sale. That's a bit far from where I live though. Thanks so much for your sweet visit! I really appreciate your comment. And no worries, you can email me about that piece whenever you're ready. :)

Hermine said...

This looks great

caramelle said...

it's fantastic. very very nice and you have work a lot to have a result like this
bravo
:)

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