Friday, March 28, 2008
"Reach for the stars...Howl at the moon...Bask in the sun...Purr...Don't be a fraidy cat..."
Just had to share this one. I thought I'd try a really different, whimsical, almost childlike lettering style on this piece, and was so pleased with the result I almost kept it, hehe. It's a lazy susan (listed now on eBay), beautifully handmade here in PA, and as I worked I was picturing it sitting on top of my "new" dining room table....
Well, OK, at two years, the table's not actually NEW anymore. But since it's still leaning against a wall, wrapped in plastic, waiting for me to paint it all bright and funky, I'm calling it new until I can find the time to begin painting. :)
Furniture can be such a fun canvas, and so many pieces have been calling to me lately..... But there's the shipping dilemma. Large pieces can only go by freight or local pick up, which makes it too costly and impractical for bidders who live far away. So I'm contenting myself with some fun accent pieces and children's furniture (look for a very bright and funky child's chair next week!)
I'm also working on pieces for this year's Ghoultide Gathering - just a little over six months away now, teehee!! (That was my best cackle)...Every time I think about it I'm simultaneously giddy with excitement and overwhelmed by the amount of painting I have to finish in six short months....Wish me luck!
Speaking of painting, I'm off to face the day now - feeling blessed as I do every day that I'm able to do something I truly LOVE full time.....doesn't get any better than that. :)