This is a bit of a departure from my usual work.
The project came about because I had a departure from work.
Last week was my official first week of being laid off from my job of seven years. Now, this is where I have to break into song- in particular- "Don't cry for me, Argentina~~~"
This is a good thing, this lay off. At least in terms of making a break and taking a different direction. I will have to tighten the purse strings a bit- thank goodness I have tons of art supplies in my cupboards already!!! The coffee shop called to see if I was ok. Hobby Lobby and Michaels were concerned that I needed only a basket rather than my usual cart.
A relative asked if I had found any leads yet to which I answered with a resounding "NO." Crimeny, its been like two minutes!
Oh, the artwork.....Well, that's what I have been busy (obsessed) with! I have some things in a consignment shop, including the painting I just shared with you. These new babies are hopefully going to sell quickly. They are images I created using real vintage ephemera that I had or found locally and altered in my print shop program. Then I glued them to some sample cabinet doors that I've been holding onto. I antiqued them. Or- at least attempted to antique them. God forbid I actually research a technique before jumping right into all kinds of mistakes!
This is me- looking through the help wanted ads and finding nothing.
Oh, OK already! It came with a frame from an antique shop. I am keeping that frame because I just started collecting vintage frames that look like they were made from bamboo canes. So I cleaned it up a bit and added a layer of gesso. She's going in the consignment shop where I know someone is going to fall in love with this cheeky damsel. If not- then I will have to adopt her as a member of the family- my Mother's second cousin's aunt by marriage. Don't you wonder what her backstory is? Or her name? Was she a Jeanette or a Wanda? Hmmm.
Well, that's it for now. Let me know what you think of the wall art and if you think it will sell! Have a great week!