I was given a commission.
Only parameters: Bold Colors.
So, I thought and pondered and worried. I came up with several ideas but none seemed to be right.
I was visiting a friend, who had a lush mj plant put back. I inquired as to the strain... SpaceDog was the answer.
Inspiration Lightning struck! My friend is crazy for the weed, and has a wee dog he loves.
Space Dog was painted, in bold colors of course, completed in 3 days and sent off .
And I was so happy with the result that I am doing a series.
Watercolor pencils. Created by my 3 kids back in the 1990s...yikes.
Drawings my kids did wwaaayyyy back in the day.
I taught an after school art class at an elementary school.
My own 3 had to attend.
These are done in oil pastel.
WHAT IT TAKES....FOR ME. to get artwork framed and on the wall.
I have collected wooden frames for a couple decades. I have boxes of them!
*I have the art I want to frame, in this case SIX small pieces that I have saved for 25 years! Sheesh.
*I select the right size frames for the art.
*Remove the thrift store art.
*Wash the glass.
*Clean the frame, then spray it the color I want-wait for it to dry, inspect and re-spray if necessary.
*Cut mat board backing to proper size.
I used to mat all my work but have eliminated that step. I just frame the art by itself now.
*Secure into frame- I use cable staples.
*Measure for hanging wire- place two "Eye" screws- loop through wire.
I am SUCH a procrastinator (see the part about taking 25 years to get this done) so if I'm gonna do it,
I REALLY need to start and finish within a couple days.
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