Have you ever felt like you needed a degree to understand some of the art that's out there? I know I have! Hopefully you won't feel that way about my humble offerings! My hope is that they will make you smile or make you think but ALWAYS make you feel encouraged! There's too much sadness in the world and while I'm NOT an advocate for pretending it's not there, I think we all need our "funny bone" tickled in the midst of it all! ENJOY!!
As a child one of my earliest memories centered around art! One year my older brother decided to make his Christmas presents for all the aunts and uncles. I would tiptoe into his room just to get a peek at all the colorful paints and plaster of paris figurines lined up in a row! I still remember the excitement I felt from day to day as I saw those figurines come to life! From elementary school through college I continued to be involved in any and all art classes and loved every single one!
I met and married my wonderful husband in 1975 and for several years had a traditional job and was happy “just” being a newlywed. I remember one night 3 or 4 years after we were married I realized that if I didn’t “create” something that very second I would explode! From then on I have had an insatiable appetite for learning new art forms and have been fortunate enough to learn techniques in drawing and painting, stained glass, quilting, jewelry design, woodworking and ceramics . >>>
I was contacted by a fabric company in California 6 years ago about selling some of my artwork and was thrilled when they purchased over 50 of my designs for their fabric line! A few years later I sold one of my designs to a paper company for stationery and just recently have seen my designs turned into rubber stamps!
Last year I discovered the world of COLLAGE and ASSEMBLAGE! I am able to incorporate all of the different art mediums I have learned over the years into this fun and exciting new venture! I love turning antique photographs and found objects into “one-of-a-kind” dolls, or creating new lives for these “forgotten relatives” using vintage cigar boxes and recycled materials! I sincerely hope that they will bring a smile to your face!
God Bless You!
I live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with my wonderful husband of 27 years and 3 highly intelligent children1
Becky Christian's work can be purchased at her ebay store Bees in My Bonnet
'Clara and her 3rd taco' Collage, vintage image, hand painted and mounted in antique wooden frame, found images and glass bead "baubles"
'Emmy Lou and the personal ad' actual antique photo (hand painted), she also has a vintage rhinestone
'The Clark Family Reunion' actual antique photo, hand colored/painted, wooden slide box, pearl hanger
'Beverly!' (you have to be a certain age to appreciate this one!) vintage photo, hand painted "dippity do and aqua net" vintage ads, hot and cold shower curtain rings, vintage lamp crystal, rhinestone heart locket
'Ballet Recital', large frame remade with ballerina and other "dance students" vintage musi and text
'Be my Valentine', vintage image of darling little girl, vintage wooden box, paper heart and hand made "mary jane" shoes hung from pink ribbon
'Beauty', vintage wooden box with antique molding cut to fit, all kinds of simple but beautiful things,(my favorite is the acorn) scrabble tiles
'A boys will'
'Good dog, bad dog' vintage wooden box, vintage image of boy and dog, copper nails, vintage dog tag and leather leash, hand stamped
'The Victorian Dating Game' old game I found at a garage sale, repainted and fitted with old photos (their attributes are on the back...twirl and pick a date!) and text from vintage sheet music
'Collaged doll dresser', tiny doll dresser with collaged drawer fronts and tiny scenes in each
drawer....tiny bead drawer pulls
'Queen Bea', Assemblage
'Dessert and Stress'canvas, hand painted candies, pie hat, typewriter letters
Fimo art dolls, made from wooden finials and such. 'Nature Fairy'
Collage Pin 'Courage'
Fimo art dolls, made from wooden finials and such
Collage Pin 'True Love'
Collage Pin 'Moon Man'
Fimo art doll
Art Doll 'Baby'
Fimo art doll
Collage Pin 'Hoity Toity'
Collage Pin 'Clock Man'
Collage Pin 'Paris'
Collage Pin 'Tea Time'
'Who holds the key'...old non-working clock, vintage photos, found floral images, tiny brass keys, vintage letter, vintage bingo marker
Art doll, 'baby boy'
'Monopoly' Art Doll
Art Doll 'Father Time'
'Gustaf's Bed and Breakfast', vintage wooden box, actual antique photo of "formerly grumpy" old man who is now good natured Gustaf! found images, tiny little wooden house with antique copper roof, little key charm and ribbon rose for his lapel
Collage Pin 'Our Lady of Perpetual Mood Swings'
'Five Fat Fairies' wooden box, turned over and lots of tiny pages from antique scripture devotional for background, text "five fat fairies" cut from discarded antique book, vintage images of children (from collage sheets....Gale Blair...beaufemme on ebay) hand painted clothes, shoes, hand made clay hands
'If mama ain't happy'
Collage Pin 'Ballet'
Collage Pin 'Shine'
Collage Pin 'you look fab'
Collage Pin 'Exploring Expidition'
'No Good Reason'
'Fountain of Smart'
Fimo art doll
'Grandma Noblett' actual altered antique photo (Grandma Noblett was really her name!) buttons, half of a wooden bowl-painted, various odds and ends!
'Bowling Team and Glee Club' orginal photo of 1936 glee club (I added bowling shirts and turned them into a bowling team too!) page from bowling instruction book, papers and danglies
''Betty the Flighty Secretary' vintage wooden box, vintage photo image with airplane hat, vintage "B"button, found "office" ephemera, tiny paper books (orginally held tiny office supplies...paper clips etc) "fountain pen" pin, wooden blocks, eyeglasses pin, vintage tape measure and hand made tiny dangly shoes
Becky Christian's art is an original mix of mediums, collage, assembled antiques, and forgotten ephemera, add to this a witty sense of humour and a delightful use of colour and you have a brilliant combination to enjoy. Mouse over pictures for titles