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)....

2 Comments:

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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