Thursday, May 31, 2018


Welcome to my Assemblage Art Blog...I hope you will browse and check out some of my art and other posts.  Make sure to click on Gallery 1 Assemblages by Roberta.  There are many photos of assemblages I've created over the years.  And look too at the individual posts from this year and years past too.  I'd love to read your comments as well... thanks for stopping by my blog!  I appreciate it!

Thursday, March 1, 2018

March 2018 Artist @ Walworth Co. Government Center

I am honored to be the Artist of the Month, and to display some of my assemblages at the Walworth County Government Center in Elkhorn, WI.  Formerly the old courthouse on the square in downtown Elkhorn.

There is a small display case that they allow area artists to display in each month.  Stop in and see a few of my assemblages featured there, from March 1st - March 26th.

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Art As Prayer - Art for God's Sake Pop Up Gallery Show Call to Artists

The Annual ART AS PRAYER Show at Christ Episcopal Church, Delavan, WI  will take place on March 14th - 18th, 2018.

The CALL TO ARTISTS registration forms can be obtained by contacting me at my email.

Deadline for artists to enter is March 5th!

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Jumbo Shrimp Assemblage

Gathering elements for this assemblage
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 This was a fun assemblage.  Jumbo Shrimp, (an oxymoron!)

It features a marble tissue box that I turned on it's side, covering the hole with an agate sliced stone.  Inside the box I put a resin coated piece of driftwood, a glass bubble globe paper weight, and the jumbo shrimp (which are napkin rings).
Close up of front, with flicker battery candle
behind the glass bubble globe.

Side view 1
Back view - added more moss later
On the top I put another piece of drift wood that had the large bird originally on it, I painted the beak gold, and added some faded stain to the wings for more definition.  I added the handcrafted marble eskimo and moss around the base running up to the driftwood, and down the sides to the base, which are a stack of books.  Sitting on the corner of the books are small porcelain dogs.  The sides of the box have agate stone slices with eyes that have wings (since these photos I have added more moss around the eyes and the agate stone slice).

 This piece will be featured at the Spring Show at Gallery 223 in Lake Geneva, that runs March 1st - April 15th.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Snake Oil Sales Pitch for Health Care - Such A Deal!

Health Care Options
 Snake Oil Salesman
close up view

Found Object Art Assemblage.... Snake Oil Sales Pitch for Health Care - Such A Deal He Has For Us! ...Don't worry if some of the features give you a headache, it's from them tightening the screws to us, and also includes the use of wish bones, make a wish, and hope you get care. Bed of nails to walk on and to nail it to us all! Magic rabbit foot and miracle potions, don't drink the "kool-aid"! And if it kills us all, none of us will see no evil, hear no evil and can't speak any evil about it!...It's like we are in an episode of The Twilight Zone!

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Memory Jug Creations Continue....

Here are some photos of the in process work of the memory jugs (see my previous blog post)...

Part of the failed work...objects
slid off the side of the jug.
One of the larger ones I tried to go too fast and cover more surface than I should have...which resulted in the heavier objects I was trying to embed (with liquid nails), to slip off the surface of the jug... that was a real mess!  But fortunately, after waiting a few weeks, I was able to fill in the places that were slid off and it turned out wonderful too!

Staining the jugs, covered items with
painters tape to dry

This is my largest one,
and my favorite!

Fail!  The objects slid off..

After fixing the failed jug...

The finished jug, previously
a failed one.
  Here some links of videos of a few of the finished memory jugs... Link 1   and Link 2

The Making and Saving of Memories.... More Memory Jugs

Earlier this year, in the summer, I made my first memory jug with treasures found from my Dad's desk drawers.  I have now become a memory jug addict! 
Here are some of my creations in the past few months in various stages ... 

Some are small hand sized, some are 2+ feet tall, and one is over 3 1/2 feet tall.

See more of the finished details at the next post....