These 2 pieces started when I found 2 miniature hand stitched mola's at a thrift store for five cents each! But I don't sew and I wasn't sure what I was going to do with them. I also had two wooden frames that someone had started to decorate but then abandoned and they wound up at another thrift store. I wasn't sure what I was going to do with them, it was hard to find anything to fit in the square opening. Last weekend on my garage sale shopping I found the two handmade dolls, and started putting everything together. I have some small old tin cigar boxes and upon taking them apart at the hinges, they fit perfectly in the opening. I dyed them with some alcohol paints, glued them in the opening and put a mola in each one. I collaged and painted each frame and added other 3D elements I thought would go with the colors and theme.
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Marianne's house tonight as hers had air conditioning and it got up to 100 today. (We officially have A/C but so far have opted not to use it)
Thursday, August 12, 2010
An unexpected package came in the mail the other day. It was from my Aunt Joan in NY. It contained 5 of my childhood paintings all dated and signed by me. Years 1970 - 1974. These were oil paintings I had done between 9 and 14 years of age. She had found them in a box while looking for her high school diploma and thought it might be nice for me to have them to pass on to my daughters. Thank you Joan. That was very thoughtful.