Monday, September 6, 2010

Spare Parts Monday

Finally I am able to get my Spare Parts Monday postings going once again!! After three years of staying at home, I literally had a job offered to me one day and I was working the next. So, I am in the work force once again and I'm still trying to figure how that all happened!! Trying to figure out work schedule, gym schedule, kids schedule, & art studio schedule has my head spinning these past few weeks. But I'm back and hopefully more organized! Ha! HA! I'm never organized and the hubby can attest to that!

Anyway, here is another wire base that I wove a few years back. My fascination with wooden spools continues and an altered porcelain doll head tops off this piece.
After a few years sitting in the basement, the wire base has rusted and I really like the look, however, I wanted to preserve the rusted look by spraying it with a sealer. I sprayed it outside on a very humid day and it left a nice white coating all over the wire!! I was pretty ticked to say the least. So, painstakingly I had to rub off the coating one wire at a time, and the moral of this story is to never spray a sealant on a piece of art work in hot, humid weather!
P.S Don't foget to enter the giveaway in Aug.23, 2010 posting! Deadline is this Friday Sep.10, 2010!


mycuriousteaparty said...

I love this little lady, it looks like she has one of those wonderful 50's swimming hat on, fantastic.

~ Julie

Harnett-Hargrove said...

You have a wonderful blog! There is a resonance here. -J

Carla Trujillo said...

Julie - I love your interpretation of the piece and I never saw that! Thanks!

Harnett-Hargrove - Thanks for stopping by! Appreciate the comments!