Wearable Art

What do you do with a painting that just isn’t working? Well, I don’t know about you, but I have cut one into little pieces and turned them into brooches : )

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I had been working on this particular painting on and off for months and had completely lost interest in it. Admittedly, cutting the first piece out of the canvas was a bit emotional… but after that, it was surprisingly therapeutic. There were lots of ‘bits’ of the painting that I did like — so I cut those out first and then looked for other sections that could be reworked as brooch-sized paintings later. The first of my Wearable Art Brooches are now available from my Etsy shop.

I put my scarf collection to good use in styling the photos.

And let me tell you, those embroidered ‘AC’ signatures on the felt backs are really fiddly ~ why, oh why, did I decide that was a good idea?!

5 thoughts on “Wearable Art

    1. Anna Cull Post author

      It’s a shame when it happens… I don’t like giving up on a painting but sometimes it’s for the best. And then we can move on to something that does inspire us : )

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