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Sparkle! Shimmer! Glimmer! Gleam!

Sparkle! Shimmer! Glimmer! Gleam!
Yes! Life does sparkle and shimmer and glimmer and gleam! And I love it! Whether I'm making art, working with fabric, paper, ink and vintage findings - or working on a theatre piece - or sewing like an ecstatic dervish on a new art quilt - I'm always attracted to what shimmers just out of sight...the ghosts of sparkle and the rich dignity of decayed splendor.

Sparkle! Shimmer! Glimmer! Gleam!
I'm an ex-theatre director (and sometime-actor), who has traversed to the world of visual arts via an almost accidental career in art quilting. Although I still make the occasional art quilt, I am obsessed and immersed in mixed media collage, assemblage, paper art, and vintage treasures which I can both alter and use as altering embellishments.

Sparkle! Shimmer! Glimmer! Gleam!
I love vintage images and antique books. I love to find enchanting items from turn-of-the-century Paris and funky trash from mid-century Hollywood. I love vintage papers and ephemera and I love making art paper of my own using a variety of antiques and products and techniques. But most of all, I love taking these items and assembling them together to create work which speaks to the heart and to the eye. I hope it speaks to you, too - and that you enjoy browsing!

Join me on my journey!

Please visit me at http://www.tristanrobin.blogspot.com

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Mini-Theatres, Tussie Mussies, Trinket Boxes, and other Victorian Paper Whimsies.
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Enchanted Revelries

New Haven, CT, USA