TheCharmedStudio

Book Nook Shelf Inserts and Enchanting Assemblage Art

Venice, California On Etsy since 2017

TheCharmedStudio

Book Nook Shelf Inserts and Enchanting Assemblage Art

Venice, California | 4 Sales

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Announcement    Did you have objects that you treasured as a kid? Most of us creative types had special things we secreted away in cigar or shoe boxes, under our beds.
I believe certain objects can act as signposts to direct us to the very things our unique souls long to experience before we take our final bow on earth.
My cigar box assemblages and book nook shelf inserts sprang out of a coupling of my love of the work of artist Joseph Cornell and the writing of my doctoral thesis in mythological studies which focused on personal objects as icons of soul.
I originally made the boxes to explore and organize my thoughts about THINGS for school. But then the work took on a life of its own.
My assemblages often incorporate humor (the joke is usually on me.) Some have been featured in publications like Professional Artist Magazine and on Joseph Cornell websites.
My hope is that something here transports you back to your own childhood, your own forgotten objects and your own important stories.
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The Charmed Studio is a shop of Book Nook Shelf Inserts and Assemblage Art Celebrating Myth, Memory, Natural History and Dreams. For more info on the history of assemblage art click on the video in the ABOUT section near the bottom of this page. I made the short video to share the fascinating stories of Joseph Cornell and Louise Nevelson; two artistic legends who were two of the inventors of the assemblage art form.
Please come by and visit The Charmed Studio Blog (www.thecharmedstudio.com). We help artists and writers like you feel better, write better and sell better---by being yourself.

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Last updated on Mar 15, 2020

Did you have objects that you treasured as a kid? Most of us creative types had special things we secreted away in cigar or shoe boxes, under our beds.
I believe certain objects can act as signposts to direct us to the very things our unique souls long to experience before we take our final bow on earth.
My cigar box assemblages and book nook shelf inserts sprang out of a coupling of my love of the work of artist Joseph Cornell and the writing of my doctoral thesis in mythological studies which focused on personal objects as icons of soul.
I originally made the boxes to explore and organize my thoughts about THINGS for school. But then the work took on a life of its own.
My assemblages often incorporate humor (the joke is usually on me.) Some have been featured in publications like Professional Artist Magazine and on Joseph Cornell websites.
My hope is that something here transports you back to your own childhood, your own forgotten objects and your own important stories.
_____________________
The Charmed Studio is a shop of Book Nook Shelf Inserts and Assemblage Art Celebrating Myth, Memory, Natural History and Dreams. For more info on the history of assemblage art click on the video in the ABOUT section near the bottom of this page. I made the short video to share the fascinating stories of Joseph Cornell and Louise Nevelson; two artistic legends who were two of the inventors of the assemblage art form.
Please come by and visit The Charmed Studio Blog (www.thecharmedstudio.com). We help artists and writers like you feel better, write better and sell better---by being yourself.

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About TheCharmedStudio

Sales 4
On Etsy since 2017

Objects speak in a secret language that only children, artists, writers, poets, dreamers and deep thinkers can hear. You must be one of the above. :)

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Last updated on Mar 15, 2020
Frequently asked questions
Gift wrapping and packaging

Yes I can gift wrap, I love gorgeous papers and can make your gift for someone special. Contact me for pricing details.

My normal ship time is within 2 to 5 days, if for some reason I can't I will notify you.
When your order is shipped I will give your tracking info. If you want insurance against damage during shipping contact me before ordering and I will adjust shipping costs.
Please make sure when you order that your mailing address is correct.
Most small items are shipped USPS Priority. I am
If ordering from Alaska or Hawaii please convo. I am open to shipping out of the country, just contact me for shipping costs before ordering.

I recycle as much shipping material as possible to save trees and cut down on plastic waste.

Custom and personalized orders

Message me with the details of what you would love to see and I will let you know if it is doable.

Care instructions

Though my found object art boxes are well made and finished with protective layers, colors can fade if art is kept on display in direct sunlight.

Be careful not to drop boxes as delicate contents like antique glass bottles could shatter or delicate wings of butterflies or dragonflies could tear.

You may want to keep your art out of kiddy hand and kitty paw range :) Bookshelves are great for safekeeping. I've found the epoxy art resin I now use is pretty indestructible but I would still err on the side of caution when displaying your box to preserve it's life span.

Are the butterflies, dragonflies, moths and beetles in your boxes real?

Usually! Isn't nature the coolest? I do occasionally use paper butterflies but if the description say REAL Butterfly, it's real. :)

Can I ask questions about a box before purchase?

Absolutely! Contact me using the contact seller form above. I promise I don't bite.

How did you get into this?

By day I'm a freelance journalist for arts magazines. And I write a blog for creatives who care about soul. (Come visit, www.thecharmedstudio.com) But by night --- I make art. A decade or so ago I went back to school to study mythology/depth psychology and began making art boxes containing found objects to help me sort out my ideas for my doctoral thesis. My thesis was about the BIG psychological importance certain LITTLE objects/mementos had to great artists and thinkers. People like Frida Kahlo.
I loved making the boxes and people were interested in buying them. So after I got my degree I opened this Etsy shop to continue my journey into the land of things with the support and companionship of fascinating folks like you.