Friday, May 18, 2007
I just finished a couple of new pieces for my etsy shop. As you can see, I am in a color theme of predominately turquoise. The basket is made from the same sheet of felt paper as the pouch in the previous post, but cut and woven rather than leaving it solid. It is ornamented with 2 pence coins, hammered copper wire, and a copper tag with the word "gratitude" stamped into it.
The clock is a wooden base that is shaped like a bird house that I collaged with dress pattern pieces, newspaper clippings, and paint. The scrabble letter words remind us that "Time Flies, Be Happy." Life is too short to dwell on the negative things around us. We get caught up in the cares of the day and forget to be grateful for the good things in our lives. The little winged girl on the clock is a picture of my grandmother taken around 1904. She is pouting because she dropped her rose petals and her parents and the photographer wouldn't let her pick them up. I think it is interesting that the story of the photo was preserved so that now, over a hundred years later, we have insight into the person in the picture.