Lately I've been bemoaning the slim pickings at the Goodwill "bins", my favorite go-to place for "stuff". I come home with a few odds and ends each time, but nothing unique that really inspires me to create.
So, yesterday I went down to the old studio, a huge building holding the remnants of the 36 years my husband has lived here (I've only been here 4) but a building no longer used for much. There are boxes of nails that have rusted with years under a leaky roof, bits of wood and metal, a couple rooms full of excess art, and then lo and behold!....a find....right under my nose.
When I first showed them to my husband, he said, "Oh, I could probably sell these on ebay to someone restoring an old truck" (His is finally finished after 15 years!), but I'm sure the crestfallen look on my face made him quickly say, "but you can have them if you want them." You bet I do!
I've already started a piece which will utilize them. Here's just the start....I'll show you the rest as it comes together. Suffice it to say, one of the arched pieces will go inside.
And here's a piece I think I consider finished. Tentatively titled "Stepping Out", but subject to change.
Oaxaca in December
1 week ago