Pretty much, I just want to say, "I love making things!" I usually don't succeed, and then I am disappointed... but still... I get a certain kind of joy that is difficult to explain when I have made something that I like, it is different than when you buy something you like. The fun is in the process... in making some really not-so-great stuff, and then finally triumphing.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Here is a little something I just finished today. I got this old window about a week ago at a local antique store for $10.00. I fell in love. I'll probably end up going back and getting a few more... but anyway... I couldn't decide what to do with it. Finally, I decided to make this collage. It is stamps and things from meaningful letters that I've been carrying around for years- I didn't want to throw away the envelopes, but hate storing things, even sentimental things that have no purpose now. So, here's the final product... a bit of meaningful, and re-purposed art. :)

I also had an idea concerning white boards awhile ago. I hate white boards. Let me clarify, I hate the way they look- but love the functionality. I'd also taken up leaving a dry erase marker in my bathroom, ( for whatever reason all my ideas come to me as I'm getting ready for the day...) so as my ideas come, I just write them on the mirror. This got me thinking-- why not just get a frame I liked, and use that as my whiteboard.
This is the frame I got-- it's huge, and not too cute, but I liked it. At first I just took out the back, and hung it, so you could see the wall.... but it was too bland... so then I took and old tablecloth, cut it to the right size, and sewes ribbon around it to give it some style... and then framed it.
I like it much better ... but now I don't like the colors of my markers, or my handwriting. Oh well. I'll leave it for now.

My last picture is of another $10.00 antique mirror... oh sigh... now what for this rugged beauty? I'm still not sure... perhaps a black and white collage of my favorite pictures? Vintage material? I love using meaningful, sentimental scraps of my life... but we'll see what happens. All I know is, she is perfect...

1 comment:

  1. There's a family I know out here that took antique windows and used vinyl lettering to do a large "FAMILY" and then the definitiion, and smaller windows for each person. I love that wall in their house.