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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?!

Wearable art and a confession

Hello. My name is Anna and I am addicted to creating Etsy treasuries.

Since my first treasury (i.e. a gallery of items for sale on Etsy) six weeks ago, I’ve put together more than a dozen of them. Why is it so addictive? I get to design mini galleries based on any theme I choose, I’m getting to know other sellers on Etsy, I’m finding lots of inspiration AND I get to go shopping. Naturally, my treasuries feature a lot of art and photography, but they are full of other stuff too ― things that catch my eye that I think are beautiful, interesting, well designed or just a lot of fun.

The one below is from a few days ago. Check out those Versace boots!

‘Wearable art’ by annacull


50% SALE Haute couture gold …

$389

Rare vintage/antique eyeglas…

$49

Art Deco Snake Bracelet . An…

$1420

Vintage Rare 1990s GIANNI VE…

$625

The Art of Vogue Covers 1909…

$25

Vintage 50s Clutch Hand Bead…

$120

ART DECO Print of Three High…

$11.99

Antique Art Nouveau Period 1…

$69

Vintage 1950s Hat Black Desi…

$85

Art nouveau earrings with dr…

$110

Vintage Art Deco Beaded Bag/…

$42

Paris Metro Sign, Paris Phot…

$30

Vogue magazine cover 1926 Le…

$8

Vintage PIERRE CARDIN Gown M…

$2795

Antique Victorian 14k Gold M…

$210

Floral Enamel Earrings – Art…

$19000

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