Jan 16, 2016

Full-Margin Rupture

Because my son lives in Portland, I read with keen interest the New York Times article about the devastation that will occur when the Cascadia subduction full-margin rupture occurs. The Pacific Northwest is long-overdue and when it hits, it will be the worst natural disaster in the history of the continent. Since I'm not a scientist with the expertise to potentially figure out a good warning system, I used brushes to paint my fears in Full-Margin Rupture. Acrylic on board. 24x24x2.

Apr 18, 2015

Boise Art Museum Features "Objects of My Affection"

Since last summer the Boise Art Museum has featured my book cover collages: a series called Objects of My Affection. All the ephemera, vintage book covers and antique treasures are from my personal collection -- snagged from the shelves in my studio. I love creating these original works of art, ranging in size from 5x7 to 12x16, and affordably priced. BAM has a good selection right now so stop in!

Boise Airport Commission

"Are We There Yet?"
Commissioned by the City of Boise Airport, to commemorate Boise's 150th birthday. The piece celebrates time and motion - featuring modes of transportation up to the first flight in Idaho.
60" x 24"

Jul 27, 2014

Collage Project

I was commissioned to create six very large scale collage pieces for a new restaurant in Redmond, Oregon. Here are two of the six.  E-Bar-Grill, I wish you all the best, and thank you for trusting me with interpreting the vision you had for your decor. Also, many thanks to Evermore Prints in Boise - you are wonderful to work with. Visit my website to see all six collages. www.inside-the-box-art.com

Sep 13, 2013

New website Now Live!

My spiffy new website is live.

Feb 12, 2012

I Like You in the Kissy Kissy Way

My latest butteryfly box created for the SNAP Valentines for Aids fund-raiser at the Flying M Coffee House in Boise, Idaho. As usual, you can buy greeting cards and glicee prints of the image at Green Chutes or Forget Me Not Antiques, both in Boise.

Dec 13, 2011

Tinstallation at Art Source Gallery

Put this curiously sweet little event on your calendar. Altoid Box Tinstallation, opening January 2nd at the Art Source Gallery. More than 50 artists have already donated a piece of art using an Altoid box as inspiration--and they will all be for sale for a mere $20. All money raised goes to either the Boise Open Studios Collective or other non-profit art organizations.

My offering is called Found My Spot.

Hope to see you there.

Nov 28, 2011

New Holiday Cards, New Retail Location

Just a note to let you know I have six new Christmas card designs. Not only can you buy my cards, prints, butterfly boxes and assemblages at Forget Me Not Antiques (my beloved studio) located at 13th and Eastman, and the Boise Art Museum Gift Shop -- but starting this week at Green Chutes located at
4716 W. State Street. For those of you not aware of this venue, it's worth stopping in. Nice ecclectic co-op art gallery PLUS a sweet little restaurant/bakery/coffee house.

Sep 25, 2011

Change is Good

Thanks to Jake Putnam and Teena Wright who graciously helped me "Put the Public in Public Art" during the unveiling of my public art project September 1, 2011. I found some great materials at the Idaho Historic Society -- like the 1865 map of Boise City I used for the background, and photo of the Boise City Bank, a huge stone building that still stands directly behind the traffic box. It's now a posh restaurant. Ah, yes, the more things change the more they....change. "Change is Good"  is my first public art commission.
To see all the great public shots of people who stopped by to be "crowned" go to: www.flickr.com/photos/belindaisley/

Jul 8, 2011

Three Pieces Accepted in to National Show

The Seed Saver, In A Garden By The Sea, and Waiting For The Other Shoe to Drop were accepted in to the Art Source Gallery's 9th annual juried show. The opening was last night in Boise, and I was honored with 2nd Place for The Seed Saver. The show runs through July and can be seen at 1015 Main Street, Boise, Idaho.

Other than that, I'm busy in my studio getting ready for Boise Art Museum's ART IN THE PARK, which runs September 9th - 11th.

Jun 9, 2011

Random Jars of Wisdom

Vintage jars filled with "Pearls of Wisdom" or "Emergency Wishes" or "Star Dust to Help Dreams Take Flight." Corked, wrapped with linen and sealed with Beeswax. A perfect present for pearl-girls and women who have everything. Featured at Forget Me Not Antiques in Boise's Historic Hyde Park.

May 14, 2011

In A Garden By The Sea

Accepted in to the Art Source Gallery's 9th annual juried show! Collage background created from very old scientific journal pages, and Boise High School hand-written work books circa 1910. Vintage Rake and treasures from the sea, a random hand-made ceramic bird, and the earth as cue-ball. The sprouting of new growth -- a sign of the longing of the earth to replenish itself. 25x20x2. $350.

Waiting For The Other Shoe to Drop

Accepted in to the Art Source Gallery's 9th annual show. Accepted in to the 8th Annual Biennial at The Art Museum of Eastern Idaho, 2013. Three perfectly aged wooden boxes filled with ceramic heads made from a vintage mold, some quirky home shock therapy equipment, vintage ceramic legs and plenty of tiny metal shoes. It's just a matter of time -- Mary is barely holding it all together. It's been quite a year. 9x19x3, $350. SOLD. Collection of Michael Tierney.

Dec 5, 2010

Workshops for Spring

Get in touch with your inner artist!

I've moved my studio to the corner of 13th and Eastman,
 inside Forget Me Not Antique store. It's a great space
where I can create and hold workshops. Call me at
629-9190 or email belindaisley@msn.com
for more information.

26: Butterfly Boxes FULL
30: Sugar Bowl Sweeties 1 spot remaining
14: Butterfly Boxes
21: Encaustic and Collage
28: Collage FULL
Check back for summer workshops...

Sep 19, 2010

Time For BOSCO!

Art in the Park was worth the effort and I want to thank everyone who stopped by my booth and bought my art! I will get images of new work on this site soon. I'm looking forward to the October BOSCO open studio event and hope to see you at my studio. We will be making bookmarkers and having all sorts of fun so plan to attend October 9 or10, Noon to 6 p.m. Maps available at BoiseOpenStudios.com.

The Seed Saver

Recieved 2nd place honor in the Art Source Gallery's 9th annual juried show! Accepted in to the 8th Annual Biennial statewide juried show at the Art Museum of Eastern Idaho, 2013. My inspiration was the documentary Farm Inc. If you really want to understand the piece then NetFlix the movie. Vintage metal lamp finial and wine opener, dove-tail box with farm animal transfers, vintage blocks, end paper from 1890 book, heirloom Idaho seeds, found bird cage. Measures: 6x20x3.5  This is one of my personal favorites. $350. SOLD. Collection of Mary Alyce and Larry Tierney.

May 16, 2010

BOSCO and Art in The Park!
I was recently accepted into the Boise Open Studio Collective and we're gearing up for a June opening. In case you aren't familiar with BOSCO, it's a group of Boise artists who open their studios so the public can stop by and see where artists do their magic. I'm honored to have been juried in to the group, and thrilled to participate in my first ever BOSCO. Stop by my house June 5th or 6th, open each day from 12-6. My humble studio awaits! Go to www.boiseart.net/bosco for maps. As a side note, I'll be showing some new style boxes that I was inspired to create at an art retreat. These boxes are so incredible that they are the reason I was accepted into 2010 Art in The Park!!

Feb 6, 2010

The Secret
Your own personal angel bearing a floral garland to celebrate your success. All things are possible when you ask, believe and open your heart to recieve. Created using an ancient book cover, original and fabualous and hand-marbled book end pages, vintage jewelry, game pieces, dice, and porcelain angel saved from the dumpster. 15x18x2. $150. SOLD. Marilyn's Collection.

Jan 17, 2010

Our Lady of Ordinary Miracles
I explored the idea of woman as caretaker of people, things, and objects -- and just how much can one woman do? Created with tools of her trade -- from curlers to kitchen tools, she wears a "No Tears" badge of honor.
This piece was recently accepted into the BSU Visible M(Others): Images of Parenting in Visual Culture. The show runs March 4-April 5, 2010 at the BSU Student Union Gallery. 13 x 28 x 3 $200. SOLD. Collection of Kim Kelly.
I See By Your Outfit
Cowboys come and cowboys go, but this one will keep you company forever. A new venture for me -- I call them wall widgets and this one is created from a very old plainer, old pistol handles, vintage handmade jewelry, and other gadgets that every respectable cowboy needs to wrangle your heart.
8 x 18 x 2. $200. SOLD. Collection of Kim Kelly.

Jun 14, 2009

Pure Love
Far off places remembered by ancient maps & cancelled stamps, remnants of gardening tools, and a Budha or two. Created for Sue. Sold.

Apr 3, 2009

Our Lady of the Friendly Universe
Yes! We live in a friendly universe and this angel with handmade golf leaf wings is here to remind us every day. Vintage sheet music, hand-written school lessons, doll head, ruler, builders level and other really old cool things! 11x23. Sold (Thanks Celeste!) $200.

Mar 4, 2009

South of Ketchum
Painted from a drawing made on-site by Greenhorn Gulch (Golden Eagle Ranch) looking across the highway towards East Fork Road. Acrylic on wood panel. Sold. Collection of Joan & Hank Upton.

Feb 28, 2009

The Last Official Sighting of the Raven King
Accepted into national juried show at the Art Source Gallery, and winner of the Juror's Award. Vintage weathervane found in Bellevue, Idaho along with old game pieces, printers blocks, coins, jewelry, wonderful and very old maps, paper and sheet music. Top detail: worn pencils, harminca, printers blocks spell 'lost'. 25x22x3. $550. Sold/Jay Parks collection.

Tricks of Escape
Accepted into national juried art show at Art Source Gallery.
Take Paul’s advice…just slip out the back, make a new plan, take a train, hop on a bus… just get yourself free. Vintage doll head, old tiny cage, toys, game pieces and metal flowers. Tiny raven with gold key to right of clock watches over you. 15x21 $200. SOLD.