Sunday, December 7, 2008


Another sale this past weekend. I won't go into the details this time as it was just more of the same. However, I did have a pleasant surprise when I went to go pick up all of my work on Saturday. A 14" x 18"collage called Contentment sold. Apparently a lady stood in front of it for quite a while trying to decide but couldn't think of a place to hang it in her home. Finally, her friend thought of the perfect place and the piece walked out the door with them. Thank goodness for friends! Here it is...

I had a great time working on this piece, probably because I used so many different techniques and supplies. The bird is sitting in a box that is taped onto the canvas from the back. For the background I used molding paste, stencils and acylics. The bird, the roof, the stars and the grass are all cut from pieces of paste papers. The twigs are actually rolled up sheets of handmade paper. The six vintage jewelry findings are placed on pieces of handmade paper. Underneath the roof is some old window screening. And finally, the word "contentment" is glued onto a rusted piece of metal I found near a gas pump (dirty old gas stations are great spots to find rusty junk!).

I didn't set out to create a piece called Contentment but after seeing this bird so happy in its nest, the word just seemed to fit.



Gin said...

The title for the piece is perfect!

Joanne Huffman said...

I love this piece and am glad it found a good home. It makes people content just to look at it.


Lorrie Grainger Abdo said...

I sure wouldn't mind sitting in a nest contentedly right now! While the flurry of activity at this time of year is always exciting I do enjoy the slower paced, hibernation month of January too.


purplepaint said...

This is gorgeous! I love the colors you used! Marva

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