January 26, 2016

This time it’s a girl

My boys Pelican Joe and Popping-Eye Pete told me that it would be wonderful to have female company. Human women and cat ladies obviously don’t count. I couldn’t refuse their wish and created a girl for them that is more after their taste. Her name is Office Joy.

Found Object Mixed Media Sculpture

She loves her office job and is well equipped to execute it optimally. If you think that she has a bad hair day you might be right.

Found Object Mixed Media Sculpture

Joy looks slightly unhappy because someone had misplaced some files she was supposed to archieve.

Found Object Mixed Media Sculpture
Finally she found them and now doesn’t let them out of her sight, especially the one that is marked “confidential”.

Found Object Mixed Media Sculpture by Vintage with Laces

She wears the key to the file cabinet with the confidential records around her neck to make sure, no one unauthorized has access. Joy is a valuable staff member and is popular among her colleagues. The boys are thrilled about their new female friend and love spending time with her when she comes home from the office.

Joy will have some fun at these great parties:
Talk of the Town at My Salvaged Treasures
Vintage Charm at Charm Bracelet Diva
A Morning Cup of Joe at The Cottage Market
Party Junk at Funky Junk Interiors
Brag About It at My Husband Has Too Many Hobbies
A New Life at Rostrose


Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

Great job!!! So cute!!! You have some great junk there!!! xo

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Ha-ha! Oh my gosh! She is incredible. Right down to her little file folders. :)

CERULEAN said...

That's a wonderful family! Love them all. - eric

Rostrose said...

Liebe Julia,
hu, kein Wunder, dass die Jungs begeistert sind - Joy ist ja eine ganz, ganz Hübsche! Am Anfang dachte ich allerdings, sie wäre etwas verschreckt von der maskulinen Übermacht: Ich habe ihren Gesichtsausdruck einfach falsch interpretiert - aber zum Glück hast du ja auch Joys Vita erzählt und so bin ich nun im Bilde, was sie angefochten hat. Ich hoffe allerdings, sie ist nicht zuuuu sehr auf ihre Arbeit fixiert, schließlich wollen die Männer ja bestimmt auch mal mit ihr ausgehen. Ich bin neugierig, ob sie sich für einen entscheiden kann - irgendwie ist doch jeder von ihnen eine ganz besondere Persönlichkeit. Andererseits: Bei Tatjana (von Resis weißes Haus, ich glaube, du kennst sie) habe ich gesehen, dass es nun zu sechs Katzenbuben ein Katzenmädchen gibt, da ist das Überangebot also noch größer ;o))
Apropos - allerliebste Katzenkrauler!!! - und deine Vintagebande grüße bitte auch von mir. Ich habe gesehen, dass du unten auch eine Verlinkung bei ANL eingeplant hast - darüber freue ich mich sehr!!! :o))
Fühl dich herzhaft gedrückt
von der Traude

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tbear said...

Love, love your Joy! How creative!!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Office Joy is just the cutest gal ever! LOVE her stampin' body and her sassy attitude. Looking forward to seeing her at Talk of the Town.

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Bravo to the boys into pestering you to create a female friend for them!
So many details I am drooling over:- her wild and fabulous hair, the pencil as an arm, that is incredibly clever especially as you created a bend in her arm! I love how conscientious she is, wearing the key at all times and not letting that confidential file out of her sight.
Love, Love, Love her!

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

This made my day! She looks how I feel some days! Love her!!!

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

This made my day! She looks how I feel some days! Love her!!!

Janet Ghio said...

She's fabulous and has a great story! I need to go check out the boys.

Debra Pashkowsky said...

This is great. I just love how you created this from odds and ends. It is so creative and cute.

Sue @ Miss Phoebes Perch said...

HI Julia. She looks the way I did every day in my corporate job before I retired! What a clever piece you have created. I love every little element. Hugs, Sue

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Dear Julia,
your office Joy is absolutely amazing. Love everything about her.
Have a lovely evening.
Hugs and love,

Marie Blackburn said...

I'm visiting from the Talk Of The Town Party where your awesome Office Joy caught my attention. Love her! Now I'm off to see Pelican Joe and Popping-Eye Pete. Love the names you give these pieces!

Kelly Deal said...

Beautiful piece of art!

Gaby Bee said...

Joy ist total cool! Ich denke die wilden Haare passen perfekt zu ihrem Outfit. Deine Jungs sind sicher total begeistert von ihr :)

Ich wünsche dir einen schönen Abend!
LG Gaby

Laurel@ChippingwithCharm said...

LOVE her!! Your creativity amazing me :)

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

I always love seeing your whimsical junk creations...wonderful!

Kristyna Anderson said...

So clever!

suziqu's thread works said...

Office Joy is a stunner in junk language and I bet the boys can't take their eyes off her! I think a pair of glasses could help to not only flatter her appearance but she may even be able to see better with her googly eyes! She's adorable and very inventive dear Julia!

So many changes going on here and I have lost all my skype contacts too due to hacking and I would love for you to invite me again on Skype dear friend so that I may have contact with you again??!!

Hope you are happy and well.
Thinking of you with love,
Suzy xox

Marci said...

She is well named. I smiled when I saw her. Fantastic!

Marci said...

She is well named. I smiled when I saw her. Fantastic!

June said...

That is one beautiful 'get it done' lady Julia!!! This is pure genius on your part!!! What an amazing work of art!
Have a great weekend.
sending hugs...

Sugar Lump Studios said...

Oh my goodness! She is amazing. You are such a clever clever girl! Love it Julia!!!

Crochet Hooks said...

she's lovely and looks very efficient! Glad the boys are happy :)

handmade by amalia said...

I adore Office Joy. Can't resist her vintage charm.

Mary K.- The Boondocks Blog said...

What a cool piece this is . If it was in my office I'd stare at it all day!!

Niele♡ said...

What an amazing blogger you are! I always enjoy your posts and wish I could make mine as interesting! You have a real gift.
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Dorthe said...

She is so wonderful dear Julia, a fantastic companion to the boys, and so well fitting in with them, and to her job !!
Love how you used the old stamps for body, the pencil arm and her little bit astonished face, trying to find her files.... :-)
Thank you for the e-mail, today, I will answer you soon, dear friend.
BIG HUG to you from Dorthe

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Julia,

Oh how wonderful your office Joy is and you have done a great job.
Love how you have used all the treasure junk, especially the old rubber stamp for her dress.
Happy days and many thanks for the kind visit to my blog

Tuula @ Thrifty Rebel Vintage said...

Hey Julia. I just wanted to let you know that I'll be featuring Office Joy at Vintage Charm party tomorrow. I absolutely adore her!

FredaB said...

She is wonderful. You are too talented.


suziqu's thread works said...

So many inspiring comments here for you Julia!
Did you receive my skype letter?
Hugs to you from downunder,

Rostrose said...

Liebe Julia,
Chili mit mit Kichererbsen klingt auch gut, muss ich mir mal geistig notieren. Cumin haben wir zwar auch in unserem Gewürze-Fundus, aber er kommt hier nicht oft zum Einsatz, weil ich nicht besonders auf den Geschmack stehe (er erinnert mich ein bisserl an Schweißgeruch ;o))...
Aber ab und zu darf er natürlich auch bei uns ins Essen - je nach Laune... So, wie es dir mit den herbstlichen Chili-Farben ergeht, geht es mir mit blassen Tönen, vor allem pastelligem Grün... (Bekommt die Bloggerwelt demnächst zu sehen...)
Alles Liebe samt Felchenkraulern und schon mal ein schönes Wochenende,

white and vintage said...

Liebe Julia,
Joy ist wirklich ein sehr hübsches Fräulein! Ich bin immer wieder aufs Neue begeistert, was du so alles kreierst. Unglaublich! Einfach toll!
Liebe Grüße und einen schönen Sonntag,

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Office Joy is adorable, What a great combo of vintage items all put together. I am just not very good at taking a bunch of pieces and making something...Great job


Bohemian said...

Office Joy made me Smile... what a Whimsical and Adorable Creation she is! Dawn... The Bohemian

Poppy said...

Wow! How amazingly creative, Julia! Joy is the epitome of efficiency! Love her 'office attire'! I'm certain she is an invaluable colleague and everyone's trusted confidante!


Sichtwiese said...

Liebe Julia,
absolut genial und enorm kreativ, ich bin total begeistert davon.
Herzliche Grüsse, Sichtwiese

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

As I peep about looks like I've been missing in action. Love this little beauty too.

Junkchiccottage said...

Not sure how I missed this sweet creation. I am going through your gallery. This one is so cute.