Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Art Gallery: Reinvention Convention 2013

I am so excited every year to take part in a local fundraiser that my town's Goodwill Store does! It is called "Reinvention Convention" and it is an art show! I sign up to be an artist every year. When I sign up I get vouchers to buy supplies in the Goodwill Store. Then I make something clever and creative with the treasures I find. Then they put on a fancy Gallery show and the public can come see and vote. Each vote raises much needed funds for Goodwill and all that they do for the community.

This is what I found to use as supplies! (There is a pendulum clock to the right that got cropped out)

My supplies for Reinvention Convention 2013!
And here is what I made with it all! Tada! I believe each work of art finds its meaning in the interpretations from each onlooker. I'll share with you MY feelings on it, but feel free to "see" something in it I don't. I feel it represents that through the "game" of our life we have many ups and downs. As "time" passes we live through risks, gambles, learning, and choices. Throughout it all we are never alone because our faith is there and Angels are watching over us.

My Finished Piece! Reinvention Convention 2013.
The clock dial and pendulum were not working so I disassembled them. I used that space to feature the Angel I fell in love with and planned this project around. I covered the wood base for this area with fabric from a metallic purse. The Angel fit perfectly over the knob for the hands of the clock. I added a glittery flower bead I cut from the tiny wire basket I bought.

I was able to incorporate the board game "Monopoly" into my clock be putting then in the shadow box house/school shape I found and painted white. I wanted the house/school to symbolize where we spend a lot of "time" in our life. Since the main clock was not working I was able to find a smaller clock that I took the base off of and it fit inside. I just had to scrap some of the etching off from the glass so that it could be seen. So, this clock is now a work of art that STILL tells time! :)

At the top of my clock there was a wooden fluer that was damaged. I removed it and used that space to feature the dice from the Monopoly game and some more of the glitter flowers. This area represents the risks and gambles we take in life.

Overall I am very happy with how my project turned out. I hope the Art Gallery sells it and raises some good money for this fundraiser. What do you think about my project? What is your artistic interpretation?



  1. Awesome!!! You are soooo talented!

  2. Awesome!!! You are soooo talented!
    Paula Prusick

  3. Nice Job Heather! You never cease to amaze me with all of your skills! You have really out-done yourself this "time"!

  4. Nice Job Heather! You never cease to amaze me with all of your skills. You have really out-done yourself this "time"!