I am still working on trying to finish my latest piece, which is still untitled. While it is sitting on the easel I have been adding some of the rusted metal pieces / found object arrangements. Look at them, walk away, move then around, look again, remove them, and then start again. Ah the struggle to find the right placement.
I am also working on creating other pieces and more found object arrangements while the piece is waiting to be finished.
I have two of these arrangements entitled "pencil box." they are made out of an old Altoids tin. I burned the tins in a fire last summer to distress and and encourage rust. Filled one half with the shavings from my pencil sharpener and a little bit of crystal lacquer. The other side contains some little pencils from my collection. (When I was teaching, I would trade the students a new colorful pencil for a small one. It had to be smaller than 2.5" and you could only turn in one a day. After doing this for four years I have a large collection. Part of it sits in a vase in the studio.
I like how it looks on the background. Not so sure about how it works with the rest of the piece.
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I am the Mom to three, Wife, Mixed-Media Artist, Contemporary Quilter, Art Teacher, and the forever home to Josey and Lucy.