With every piece I do I learn something,just a little something. These things add up over time and that is what makes the process so gratifying. On this one I learned that cutting out leaf shapes from tin with greenery printed on it makes the leaves more interesting.
Working on this was an interesting challenge. It looks simple and some might think I just sat down and made it one day. Truth is - it's been going on for months. The main image, an iron was easy, but I wasn't sure what the other two images would be. The teacup seemed right but then what else? A goat? A paper lantern? A pencil? I have 3 more tin toy ironing boards so I'm hoping to make more like this.
Since the background tin is a toy ironing board I wanted the images to look like the ones that are in children's word books from the 50's.