Recently, my mom and I ventured to Sudbury, MA on a rainy Sunday morning to visit the 'Art Around Town' Open Studios event sponsored by the Sudbury Art Association. By far, the highlight of our trip was the time we spent visiting the home studio of Cathleen Bradley of studio cb.
After about an hour and a half she pretty much had to kick us out (not really, Cathleen was uber-gracious; letting us poke around, answering questions and sharing resources). Good thing we made purchases to atone for our lingering!
cb's artistic talents and outlets are many but one common thread is her dedication to repurposing and reusing materials. Whether by transforming plastic bags into textiles or fashioning old toys and farm implements into birdhouses, her creative re-use skills are incredible. And we found her artwork to be incredibly capitivating. Imagine how thrilled I was to find a piece that I loved (that I could also afford) to bring home with me!
Yep, along with baling wire and reclaimed wood from a nearby farm, that's a vintage tin bird whistle and an Ornithology themed View-Master reel! And it spins!
It's hard to say which element I like better ~ the carved 1/2 bocce ball that forms the base or the weathered wooden "leaves".
Without hesitation, we put our names on the studio cb mailing list with hopes of a return visit to take a class. I heard there might be power tools involved...
Thanks for stopping by,