Kari popping in at a dead run. Cabinet of Curiosities. Hmmm. I struggled a bit with this one. I have to admit that this month I have been particularly busy, and perhaps that is the reason my mind drew a blank on this topic. I have really enjoyed seeing everyone's take on the subject! It has really got the 'little grey cells' churning! I love it when that happens, working out ideas and topics in my sketchbook. I think I was stumped by the title "Cabinet of Curiosities." When I hear that, my mind goes to bugs pinned to boards, plant and animal skeletons. The OLD SCHOOL way of thinking. And I am NOT particularly fond of bugs or skeletons. To be frank, they give me the willies. Therefore, I don't spend much of my sketching time on them. I AM, however a HUGE fan of Joseph Cornell's work. He made assemblages in wood boxes, or 'portable shrines' as some called them. Several years back, I did a small series of wood box assemblages, as I was doing self assigned research on Cornell. I pulled them back out into daylight, and voila' I had my very own CoC's to sketch! I'm pressed for time, and don't know how I'll use the sketches in my art work yet, so I just quick sketched everything in a rough working journal so that I can have them for later use. It was a fun challenge, and I'm glad I pressed on through. I've re visited my Cornell notes, and I think later this winter, some more assemblage type box collections are in my future.