I have been posting some pictures on my Facebook page and thought I would share in my blog too. I realized that just about everything I was showing all came from Goodwill, Church Bazaars, Yard sales, or free on the curb, which just goes to show ya you don't have to spend alot of money to make some pretty cute vignettes for your home.
Caladiums. Mary Brant was an artist and there were articles in the
paper talking of her accomplishments. I cut out that article and taped
it to the back of this painting. It feels good that I saved these
Caladiums, probably one of her first works, as this is quite naive. I
My friend and local artist, Steven Hall, gave me some of his unframed
art. This was included, an unfinished work that I just loved. So I cut
the unfinished part off and framed the face. The whole look of this
painting just gets me every time I look at it, the Betta Fighting Fish
as an earring...well that is Steven's minds eye. I have an old oval wood
frame posing with it along with a piece of wrought iron from my Moms.
I just had to show the face that I painted about 16 years ago, this was
one of the very first things I tried. After seeing the designer Christopher Lowell on HGTV,
show how you could make a table look like marble by faux painting, I
knew I just had to try it. I sanded all the glitter off this face and
took a hammer and knocked off the chin, I wanted the look of age I
guess, got my paints and voila, this...