Sunday, September 24, 2006
Oh For Arts Sake!
I had to force myself out of the art rut I've been in, so this week I determined to make art "just for arts sake". You know what I mean? Just for the sheer pleasure of it, no plans or deeper meaning. Just playing with my favorite stuff.
So I made this little assemblage. (Although it seems to be speaking to me and wanting to say something about words. The scripture "May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in Your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer." Psalm 19:14 keeps running through my mind):
Jealous of my teeth? You can get your own set at my Etsy store today!
It's not your grandmothers biscuit cutter no more!
Then I made this:
More teeth, I know you want some!
And that little tiny tart tin can be had from my Etsy shop too. (I've darkened mine with Jax patina solution.)
And I was on a roll so I made this:
I love these antique yard sticks. I never pay more then $1 for them when I find them at flea markets and estate sales:
Tweet tweet too sweet:
And this was a lot of fun, another biscuit cutter bites the dust (for arts sake!):
The license plate isn't too terribly old, but very fun to work with. And that antique lens with the red label still attached was an exciting find. Perfect way to finish this piece!
I guess I can safely say I've broke out of the rut. I just needed to give myself permission to create just for the sake of creating. Which reminds me of a verse that has inspired me so many times:
Exodus 31:3 "and I have filled (her) him with the Spirit of God, with knowledge, skill, and ability in all kinds of crafts"
This desire I have to create is God given, how can I say no to that?
All of these pieces will be listed on either Ebay (for the adventurer) or Etsy (for the must have it now types) later so keep checking if your interested!