After I posted that I would LOVE to find more of these (found the first one at a church rummage sale), blog-reader Su found a source for them for me (partycheap.com), so naturally I ordered a dozen.
I love the design of them...and "rusted" they are just perfect for borders on pieces. So perfect, in fact, that I have used them many times. See "B-4" below. Just an example of how almost anything can be transformed by the Modern Options rusting solutions. (Sometimes sold under the name Sophisticated Finishes). I use their primer first, then paint on the paint containing the iron filings, then when it is dry, I paint on the rusting solution.
On another note, I finally finished planting the garden today, inspired by the first truly warm day we have had. The greenhouse is now filled with 6 varieties of tomatoes and as many basil as I could squeeze in. All of that means that possibly/maybe I'll have more time to make art and blog about it.
Nils had a great opening of a 3-man show on Friday night. Fresh new work full of color and energy!
I hope you are having and enjoying spring!