Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Three Muses Challenge - Bottles and Jars





Before I started this assemblage I was thinking about the travelling salesmen who would peddle their wares door to door. My Dad used to always talk about "Carter's Little Liver Pills" and I imagined that bottles of these and other "medicines" were included in their suitcases. My mind then wandered to doctors who used to make house calls. You would "call" for the doctor and he would come to you. That is what ended up inspiring this piece. Just imagine the doctor arriving to find goodness knows what going on with someone in the house. He'd likely know if a baby was due to arrive but anything else was likely a surprise. This is my entry for the Three Muses Challenge this week.

25 comments:

Marilyn Rock said...

I love to see your assemblages! Just awesome and jam-packed with story-telling details. I love your romantic Dance with Me piece, too! Just lovely as always! Love ya - Marilyn

Sandy said...

OMG Heather your creativity is really unique. Wonderful work and design. I´m speachless.

Willy said...

Very beautiful piece and a fantastic idea, Heather.

Martina2801 said...

Stunning interpretation of the theme, Heather! Splendid artwork!

indybev said...

This assemblage is amazing, Heather. The traveling peddlar concept triggered a memory for me. When I was a child the "Watkins man" used to make monthly visits to our farm. Among other things, he sold all sorts of home remedies, cooking spices, vanilla, bag balm for cows' udders, and the widest array of "necessities" for farmers. I hadn't thought of the Watkins man for years! Thank you!

Marie-Aimée said...

wow !! it's gorgeous

WrightStuff said...

That's great fun. Do you think he ever washed his spoon between patients? When my Mum was a child they used to give everyone cod liver oil at school. They all stood in a line while the teacher poured out the mixture - same spoon - for all!

Jamie said...

Heather!!! This is amazingly wonderful!! I love the old medicine bottles and hearing your thinking process behind the piece. Have a lovely week sweetie! Love, Jamie

Elizabeth Golden said...

I love the story in this piece. Wonderful assemblage.

Taluula said...

Well Miss Heather this such a unique and fun take on this week's theme. It's such fun on how we see a prompt and then our Muse takes each of us on a different journey. Great stuff.

Svenja said...

Wow, I'm stunned speechless! This is so, sooo beautiful. I love the vintage style and all that detail you've put in: like the baby's hat, the doctor's spoon and all the other bits and pieces. Great, great, great!

vintagesusie said...

Oh Heather,
This piece is sooooo fun!! It brought back memories of my childhood & how the Fuller Brush man would come by the house to sell brooms or vacumns, hand brushes...he was always such a mystery to me! LOL Great job friend & thanks for the memories!! :)

vintage wil said...

Heather your creativity is really unique! its beautiful!!

Effie said...

That's a fabulous piece of work....

terri d. said...

i do love your interpretation of the theme heather. it was fun looking inside your box to see all the goodies hidden inside.

Meikoningin said...

Oh my this is just too cool ! Love every bit of it :D Well done on this great piece :)

Silvia said...

Such a fantastic idea, wonderful work.

druga szesnascie said...

this is my very favourite entry from this week's three muses!
absolute perfection in every detail.

Evidence of an Artistic Life said...

This is fabulous!! I love your assemblages!!! Awesome!!!

Gina2424 said...

Very clever! I love old medical stuff.

Ozstuff said...

I hope everyone has taken an extra minute of two to enlarge your wonderful piece because there is so much to see and all of it so interesting and beautifully put together. Thanks for the story behind it too. I can also remember my father and his Carters Little Liver Pills. In those days the patent medicines made such spurious claims and, unlike today, they got away with it! Great work, Heather.

Hannastiina said...

wonderful entry to this weeks challenge

Amy said...

You do Wonders with the 3D effect with image's..you are wonderful at it!!
I love to look at all the fun stuff you add..such fun embellishments.

Janny said...

Your boxes are so great and this one is even more special their is so much to see;o)

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