I have been revamping listings on Etsy to show how my paintings and note cards could look when displayed in rooms (or, as I like to call them, drawing rooms). The process of ‘framing’ them was fascinating, to see what worked and what didn’t. These are a few favourites.
Open the Door — mixed media on canvas, 100 x 100 mm, 2018. Available.
Pause — mixed media on canvas, 100 x 100 mm, 2018. Available.
“…it is part of the artist’s function to pay sudden attention to… the details the world is constantly offering us, and then, if adequately arrested by them, to give them a singular existence, transforming them without falsifying them to reveal the capacity that all ordinary things have to become suddenly remarkable when picked out by human vision.” Margaret Mahy
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 : )
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?!