Friday, August 13, 2010
Do Not Enter....
Another new piece, this one fashioned inside half of a small wicker suitcase. One day at the Goodwill bins, I found a couple small (2 1/2" tall) architectural models of homes. To me, this one was especially nice so I "treasured" it for a while before deciding it could go somewhere. I already had the box inside the suitcase with the metal roofline attached, had just located the candlestick in my miscellaneous box, and suddenly it seemed right for the house to go on top. At the same time, I came across a set of game pieces that had traffic signs on them, so "do not enter" went in. On the bottom, I put down a layer of gel medium, sprinkled it with garnet sand (which my sister and I found at a church rummage sale probably about 15 years ago). A lock and key dangle enticingly below the house, and cut electrical wires adorn the two long vertical pieces along the side (all bins goodies). An old copper doorknob (luscious with a natural patina) fits inside the roofline triangle.
Have had grandson Jake here all week, thus the lack of posts, and then dinner guests tonight. Tomorrow in the midst of an unusual heat wave, my sister and I will be off to the antique fair in Aurora. We'll start early so we can hopefully miss the heat of the day. At least I got the a/c in my car fixed.
Anyway, a full week. But now the table is set, the house is as clean as it will get, so I am heading down to the studio to get at least a little creative or at least clean up time in.
Hope you are having a grand summer.
(Do Not Enter copyright by Diane Lou 2010. 18"x8"x5")