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now available in my shop, the my first in my new series, a charlotte assemblage entitled “the keeper of dark and light”.  i’m not very creative with my naming sometimes.

assemblage by alicia caudle, frozen charlotte, animal teeth, quills, taxidermy eye
this wee charlotte is the older type, from around the 1860s i’m told, instead of the more typical 1880s-90s style (see her painted eyes).  she has been partially rusted because who doesn’t love a bit o’ rust sometimes?

frozen charlotte, assemblage, mixed media, taxidermy eye, animal teeth, alicia caudle, art

atop the little metal box charlotte resides, is an antique pocket watch winder (i have no idea what those are called)… which is all sitting upon a vintage gear.  above that, a taxidermy eye on another gear i rusted and antique brass beads nailed into the wooden base.

frozen charlotte, assemblage, mixed media, taxidermy eye, animal teeth, alicia caudle, art

here is a close-up of the charlotte and vial with porcupine quills and an animal tooth (love her eyes!):

frozen charlotte, assemblage, mixed media, taxidermy eye, animal teeth, alicia caudle, art

vintage french book page text and crackle are behind the charlotte.

frozen charlotte, assemblage, mixed media, taxidermy eye, animal teeth, alicia caudle, art

here is a close up of the eye.  and (i blush!!) the little mishap of the hanger on the back poking through.  it looks cool and intentional though, in a way.

frozen charlotte, assemblage, mixed media, taxidermy eye, animal teeth, alicia caudle, art

at the bottom hangs a small fleur d’lis i aged.  it actually hangs straight but i took this photo with the piece laying on its back.

frozen charlotte, assemblage, mixed media, taxidermy eye, animal teeth, alicia caudle, art

here is a side-view of the piece laying down…

frozen charlotte, assemblage, mixed media, taxidermy eye, animal teeth, alicia caudle, art

the whole thing measures about 4.5″ x 6″ and is available for purchase in my shop (at a reduced rate due to the hanger mishap — it still hangs totally perfectly though, of course).

you can check it out here >>

sold.  thank you so much, miss renee!  🙂

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i have so been wonder woman this week!  started back to the home school “thing” (just part time — wednesday will be full time again), completed projects for four web design clients, shipped out heaps of orders, got orders for three commissioned pieces, sold more art than i ever have in one week, got five pieces off to the gallery (including the previously posted crow girl painting) for next month’s show, invented the best gluten free blackberry cinnamon biscuits on earth, started two new books, went away for a couple of days and scored a crap load of divine things at the flea market.  phew!  i need a nap.  i’ve been shite at communication and such though and haven’t even gotten to read miss katie’s follow-up to “the creativity condom” though am doing that NOW (okay, just read it and you must too!  she is a wealth of knowledge on copyright and protecting your art, etc.).  check it out here if interested (there are even alicia-bits in the post!) >>

here is the whole pile, sans the two turn of the century boats i got for my husby (one postcard, one original drawing):

first, three fabulous tintypes (maybe so i don’t scare you off too fast).  i love all of their rosy cheeks:

antique tintype photo of man

antique tintype of baby

antique tintype of two ladies, sisters
the most fantastical antique medical tools (click to enlarge, if desired):

vintage speculum, vaginal speculum, antique medial tool

antique medical tools, surgery, vintage

six GORGEOUS vintage bathing suit photos (if you found these and i didn’t, i would be so very envious!  i think i’ll keep half and sell the other half to share the happiness):

vintage bathing beauties, 1920s erotica, bathing suit photos, antique
some other random photos and goodies (love the key!):

vintage carte de viste, antique key

antique baby cabinet card, post mortem(she looks a bit like a post-mortem photo)

antique photo of girl dancing
and as if the medical tools were not the jackpot, i found this gorgeous taxidermy piece — a lovely pheasant.  he seems to have a great personality.  love that cocky look in his eye…

taxidermy pheasant(nope, we haven’t painted yet — we’re slow!)

taxidermy pheasant

of course i REALLY want to keep all of it, but i’m trying not to be like that anymore, else i shall end up on the hoarders show.  (OH, i forgot to photograph the 3 poison bottles i got too.  whoops!!  will add those next time!)

speculum, anyone?   (i actually found a home for it on a shelf, but am going to try to force myself to part with it)

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