This piece reads- ''She knew some days would be challenging but she hadn't anticipated alligators''. It's kind of a reminder to be happy and grateful about days that are easy AND mindful that there will always be days that are less so. Be strong.
Chloe came to the shelter as a stray. She had been there for 2 weeks when we got her. She was wild at first and we weren't sure we could keep her. A friend told us to stick it out for 6 weeks. I am so pleased that we did.
The one on the left was done in 2010. Yesterday I changed the background to black and now it looks better. The quirky handles on the vase stand out more.
When I was painting I would have my work professional photographed so I could send out slides. Back then I would never have re-worked a painting after a photo had been taken. Now that I take my own photos (albeit, not always the best) I feel free to re-do any piece at any time and it is so much fun.
It's fun to re-work older pieces. I wanted this one to read What Would a Queen do? An old friend convinced me What Would Royalty Do? was better. I much prefer it now with the original idea for it in place. In reality it just wasn't finished to begin with.
This was so much fun to make. Figuring out the best way to secure the bunny was really fun. I also liked figuring out the order in which to assemble it. The half of a napkin holder makes a great shelf. The Erector set pieces were so easy to work with. My favorite part is the child's watch with the moon face in it. I've got a bunch of those old tin watches and I'm really looking forward to doing more of them with bits of tin inside. The moon face is from a musical toy that had nursery rhyme characters on it, a cow was jumping over the moon. I bought that toy in Tennessee a couple years ago at the World's Longest Yard Sale.
I will be entering this little bunny in the teacup in the White River Valley Museum Small Works Show.
Last year I won the people's choice award so an image of my recyceled tin artwork is on this year's postcard. This is a fun show. The artworks are small and it's a small venue and there is lots of enthusiasm from the staff and other artists. Last year's opening was really fun. I'm hoping I will jury in this year. To learn more about the White River Valley Museum click here.
Welcome Cloe our polydactyl tabby from the
Seattle Humane Society. She is 6 years old and trying to adjust to her
new home after being a stray and in jail for 2 weeks. She is affectionate but for the love of God, do not pick her up! 24 toes equals 24 claws and I have met each one and have the scratches to prove it.