In the midst of a framing/hanging and wall painting project I decided to find a place to hang a couple of my recent clay tiles with found wood pieces. This is something I rarely do. I may keep a mug or bowl that has a small imperfection but not the best stuff. A new experience! It's nice to have something of my own that normally I would automatically price to sell.
I had eight prints that needed framing, some of which have been sitting in a closet for years. Others were framed but needed fresh mats, and there was that one frame I made in 1982 out of stock molding for one of my wood cut prints. It needed to go. So I ordered the mats, ordered some of the frames and got to it. Oh, and painted the fireplace wall charcoal gray. It ended up that I hung twenty pieces since I had to shuffle around most of the other artwork.
The eagle scout badge on the lamp belonged to my dad. The lamp was used at one time as a coffee grinder by my mother's family. I find it somewhat humorous that my son now uses one of these for grinding his coffee. I didn't know they were still being made.
On the left is one of the found wood/clay tile pieces and a print by George Longfellow. The drawing, with credit given to Grant Wood, was made for the Cincinnati Enquirer to go, I believe, with an article on robotics. You might have to look close to see that the man and woman have robot-like heads. The right picture shows a serigraphy print I made way back when.
Notice the chair- it can be adjusted for height, a Christmas present from Ivin. I was sitting there to wax bisque ware bottoms. So much more relaxing than standing!
The dark clay-mini butter churn shapes are prototypes for a local historical organization.