Well, for all my high ambition, I managed to complete one piece for sale this week.... but what a piece...
Maybe it's all the moving around we did when I was a kid (California, Oregon, New Jersey, Pennsylvania) or the maybe it's the bit of travel I've done since, but wanderlust seems to be a constant dream, and source of inspiration...
"There's something in October sets the Gypsy blood astir.. We must rise and follow her, When from every hill of flame, she calls and calls each vagabond by name" ~ Bliss Carman
The idea of hitting the open road with no plan, no itinerary, no responsibilities or obligations to fulfill, no schedule to keep - just setting off on an adventure - is absolute HEAVEN, don't you think?
The right traveling companion(s), good food, good wine, a few musical instruments, a warm fire...
What could be better?
Can you tell I was listening to gypsy music as I painted this?
I like to think it's infused with a touch of gypsy magic. ;)
The chest itself is hand made here in Pennsylvania of solid birch and bentwood, and is quite large, measuring 17" x 15" x 11 1/2". I've painted it in acrylics, added a clear acrylic varnish, and lined the interior with softly cushioned periwinkle and black fabric (perfect for cradling a precious collectible, doll or other keepsake).
I've added several wood embellishments, four "wheels" and 28 genuine Swarovski crystals.
This piece took many days to complete, and will not be repeated, nor any orders taken - it's truly one of a kind, and comes signed, with a certificate of authenticity. Commissions for similar pieces typically run $895 and up, but I'm offering this here on the blog, on a first-come basis, for $795 plus UPS shipping, which will vary by location. I accept paypal or credit card by phone.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to purchase. UPDATE ~ SOLD
Thanks so much for taking a peek, and I cross-my-heart promise to have more work available next week!!