Sunday, November 15, 2009

sunday

wow! slept in til 8! then a nice long hike with hub & the dogs..... beautiful day, got to see some snow.... then a nap, some obedience work with echo bunnyman, then catch up.... i painted the edges and put this together- glued the metal with epoxy, carpet tacks to hold it in place..... i love using wood as a substrate- it's fun to hammer things into, and i am contemplating the possibilities of drilling holes & attaching things (besides plexi) too.....

raven look familiar? this is a transfer of the image that i based yesterday's print on. she will be one of those images that i use over & over . will be? already have....

anyway- i normally don't frame things- i usually buy wrapped canvas, or paint the edges, but i felt like this piece really wanted a frame. i don't know why. found one at craft warehouse, but it still wasn't quite the thing- this was silver when i started. now i have rubbed some prussian (my favorite) blue on & like it better. i need to sand the sides so the paint sticks & figure out a way to secure the canvas, this being a photo/watercolor/paper image frame. but it finishes the piece. hope everyone had a great weekend!

8 comments:

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

I give....you were absolutely right about this raven piece and the frame. It is so perfect for it, and I guess in my little wandering mind I was thinking shiny GOOOOOOOOLD, as opposed to this lovely subdued version.
It really makes the raven and the fleurs pop.
Love it love it!

XXOO!!
Anne

tami said...

love this piece!

Julie Jordan Scott said...

Sounds like the hike was the perfect way to start the day. The dusting of snow reminds me of the lyric of the song playing on your blog: Knocking on heaven's door... like the birds I see here, too.

Lovely.

Rachel said...

oooh, snow!!! we dont have any yet.

Leah said...

It looks fantastic in the frame. Beautiful work!

Jennifer said...

I love the raven piece, and I'm crazy about the frame too!

Barb said...

Your Raven looks at home in its new frame! The technique is very interesting.

Meredith said...

Wow... I love piece with the wood and metal background!