Monday, August 23, 2010
The Siren's Song
My friend Joen, as I've mentioned before, is always an excellent source of beach detritus. But this was one of the best things she ever brought me. A very distressed wooden box, with some blue paint still attached, interesting holes and worn places, and rusty hardware. I knew it would need some wonderful items to fill it, so I've held onto it for a over a year, trying different things and then letting it sit for a while.
My daughter and I came across the cement mermaid head one night walking home from dinner, the clarinet section was a swap meet score. The shell I found in New Jersey. I raided my drawer of rusty leaves and then attached everything with a combination of Liquid Nails and small gauge wire. I'm rather pleased with the way it turned out - well worth waiting for. Thanks, Joen.
Available at Open Studios this October.