December 31, 2017

French Theatrics Of Salvage


My latest theatre of the arts, I design and create from
 rustic salvage wood.
Along with my bending of wire art and paper doll and 
cartapesta mice.
 Salvage Wood

Chosen and cut to dimensions, using the best pieces showing
signs of weathered and decaying inspiration.
Every piece gets wood glued and screwed, adding all the
rightness to a French theatre of song and
Theatre Taking Shape 
 Moldings, picture frames, chair rungs and drawer pulls for finials
are often found in pieces of furniture I salvage from their past.
History in such pieces inspire my art in building forgotten
 treasured play.

This Theatre hangs on a wall.
22" in height x 17" in width x 6" in depth.

Vintage paper ephemera I collect, papering a backdrop wall.
Yet, I nudge along its brittle aged look with tearing and
piecing it together so this wall takes on a look
of centuries old.
 Paint And Tattered Curtians

A paint treatment I give it to preserve each piece rustically.
I have still yet to lay the planked stage flooring, adding
a bit more moldings and its vintage music box
under the stage base.
Hopeful in completion soon, old wood salvage finds can not be

Threate Quote
"Look, a new day has
Stage play

Looking forward to a creative new year ...
Curtain Call  

Nouvel An
(New Year)

 A Happy New Year
and all it 


Méa Strauß said...

Oh, I was waiting for that moment, Doré, once again you brought magic in this world. One could sit in front of this theatre, watching the performance to begin and is mesmerized with those lights and the pieces of written words, drawing us into another time. A time long gone but yet, under your magical hands, boooooom, there it is alive again -
but different, as those beings there, oh, they are something different, aren´t they?
SO beautiful and a bit whimsical as well (is this the right word, or is it wicked? Ah, my favourite is wicked ;))
Doré, a brandnew start into the year of the moon with you :)
NewyearsHugs from the little kingdom, your friend and admirer Méa :)

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Lisa said...

Dore, this theatre creation is your best yet! It is stunning! So magical and the feel of a time somewhere in the past of an old theatre. I am just so amazed at these creations you do. I could stare at them and imagine being on this stage or watching a production. Your imagination would be so full looking at this piece!Thank you for your lovely creations to enjoy!

Have a very happy and blessed new year!

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Doré I love the haunting beauty of this theatre, another creative French production. Background wallpaper tattered and torn adds to its allure. Happy New Year filled with inspiration. xx

It's me said...

It's beautiful....i saw it on fb earlier !.....happy birthday darling !!!.....i hope the gift arrived these days....lHappy new year!!!....Thanks for last blogyear Ria x ❤️

Junkchiccottage said...

Beautiful from your creative soul Dore. Happy New Year.

JoanMarie said...

I just adore your Theatre creations Dore - the detail and creativity that goes into each one is so dreamy. Beautiful as always!

A Joyful Cottage said...

Your theatre creation is enchanting, Dore. The ephemera is so perfect for this piece. This is what dreams are made of, and I'm sure your dreams must be heavenly. Hugs, Nancy

cindy hattersley design said...

Dore thank you so much for yet another thoughtful comment on my blog. I have had a lot going on the past few months and have done very little blog reading. Your attention to detail in your work is beyond my grasp. What a talent you are and as always such gorgeous photography!

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william said...

wow its so beautiful and awesome. it looks like mini theater. i love your art
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