I may sometimes come across as all zipped up. Let me assure you, this is most often not the case. Especially when it comes to artwork, I am very messy, jumping from one thing to the next, working on creative projects then stopping to fill and package an order. I have creative ADD. And as much as I try (I really do!) to clean up after each task or maintain daily, I often approach cleaning with an all or nothing point of view. It amasses, it piles up, then I go through like a Tasmanian devil and get this place spotless.
Right now, I’m in the former stage. My studio is wrecked and I’ve now taken over the dining room table, which is traditionally my painting spot. Here’s the overwhelming stage that it’s currently in:
Ouch; today is cleaning day…I mean the whole dang house! As an aside check out these great finds from the thrift store. This place has now become my crack.
A great big ball o’twine (don’t laugh, I use this often!):
Great copper-esque metallic frames (I found 4 and they originally were mirrors but I removed them out and plan to use these to frame some artwork):
As well as wooden frames that I plan to distress and also use to frame some pieces. Although I failed to take a picture of the before, this frame was formerly dark green and held a glass covered image of a illustration of an herb. I painted over that image which was on a mat, distressed the frame and here’s what I came up with. Voila, recycled art:
I’ll be adding this lady to my Etsy shop very soon as she’s all done (my other works still need finishing up). But before that I want to scan her so that I can sell the prints in the future. Now if only I can find my thumb drive…