At first, I thought I would hang it from the back, but it didn't look quite right. So then I searched my stash of vases and bottles for something to put it in, and found a green wine bottle--perfect. It certainly helps that the wall behind it is red, but any contrasting or dark color would work for this. I love the look: fresh, whimsical, and certainly festive.
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
They're slats for patio blinds! I cut them to her chosen dimension, which is 45 inches long. They are reminiscent of nautical signs somehow, although that was not the intention. Someone else mentioned that they reminded him of Native American symbols. Whatever you want to call them, hopefully they will add a bright spot to my friend's garden!
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Monday, May 20, 2013
I chose red because I wanted this to be in our newly remodeled bathroom, and all the accessories are dark red. It fits quite well, and they brighten my spirit every time I look at them. Now back to simply PLAYING with paints, with no intention: my favorite.
Friday, April 12, 2013
The bricks are actually "mortared" with spackling compound and a trowel. The "holes" are pieces of cardboard, peeled back to expose the interior, and almost-dried-up wood icing. The colors are Golden Fluid Acrylics, heavy-bodied acrylics, craft paint, and pastels. The bowl is silver-leafed. Truly a mixed-media piece!
This canvas has special meaning. It holds a lot of symbolism and spirituality for me. What do you see in it?
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
I created this little sign, after being inspired by a posting on Pinterest. The original used coasters (like you get at a restaurant), but I used balsa wood. I think the coasters would have been a better idea, as the heaviness of the wood may end up scratching my paint job on the door.
Anyway, when I finished it, I hurried downstairs to hang it up, and when I opened the front door, that's when I saw it: it was SNOWING! Mother Spring must demand her time!
Saturday, March 2, 2013
I've also been working on several other pieces of art, but nothing is ready to be posted yet.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
I like the coppery effect on the frame and on the edge of the heart, so I also added some copper tape to the frame. It's sort of a Valentine-inspired piece, but it also feels spiritual to me.