Monday, May 18, 2009

Still Life with Stripes




Here's what I've been working on lately--some new cages in some new shapes! A before and after view. This time I've painted some found wooden squares as bases for the larger cages. Do you like the addition of the wood? I'm trying a bit more solid and substantial look. 
You can click here to purchase or get more info on Etsy.
Oh and also a short story about the found wood--my 13 year old son Murphy and I were in the car one day and drove by a house that had a pile of discarded wood laying by their driveway. I stopped to pick it up (who wouldn't) and as I'm getting the wood Murphy started laying on the horn--he was trying to rattle me, but the people who lived there looked out and saw me and just went back to what they were doing....I told him I don't get embarrassed by picking through other people's trash. He didn't understand. I think we may get embarrassed by different things.

4 comments:

snippetgirl said...

Very cool! Love the striped bases and it makes it even better that there is a story behind them. Trash to treasure!!

MaygreenFairies said...

Love these pieces... your work is always beautiful. Mandy x

cheryl kuhn said...

Love the addition of the wood. I trained my son from a young age that "dumpster diving" is a great way to get neat things for free! In fact he will point out things at the ends of driveways that even I don't see...lol...though I don't know how long this will last now that he has become a teen and like yours seems to be embarassed by almost anything I do......

greybruceartist said...

Tammy..I remember fondly your art on etsy too..fabulously original and whimsical work..Gorgeous!!! Cheers Heather..I would love to add your blog to my list too if it's ok? (and if I can figure out how to do this (grin)

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