Thursday, May 15, 2008

On Getting Things Exactly Right, and Letting Things Go.....

Although I finished the painted portion of this work today,
there were a few other things occupying my time, not the least of which was 2-3 hours spent online trying to find a simple 4 x 6" cherry wood oval frame for the interior of this piece. You would think that would be a simple task. I used every combination of the words on google and every shopping search engine, but to no avail. (There is one place in South Africa where I can get one for 23.00 Rand + 155.00 Rand shipping, but who knows how long that would take, I can't determine if Rosewood would work, and I'm sure returning it would be a bitch). I even looked for raw wood that I could stain myself. I would strip the oval frame that I have, restain it and varnish it, but it is composite wood, and could dissolve with stripper. I have given up, and tomorrow will repeat my Google search for a solid wood frame that I CAN strip and restain.

The "letting go" part of this post? To be enacted this evening, and posted tomorrow morning, despite the degree of success (or failure)....


Blogger libby said...

you are a hair and fabric master.

11:53 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

One of the least subtle bits of fabric I have ever painted. You are kind, Libby.

2:50 AM  

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