Sunday, August 12, 2012

Owls and Lampshades

I thought I was done painting owls and mushrooms. This was the rave in the 70's. I painted owls on shirts, on walls, in sketch books, on blue jeans on everything. I made them out of clay and macrame!! It was the thing. I thought it was over. Wrong. Owls are back and they are everywhere! There are even workshops in "How to Paint and Owl"!! Okay...time to recycle I guess. But I don't mind because I love Owls. They are BEAUTIFUL birds. So here I go. Wisdom. But....I refuse to do mushrooms again!!

This I did for myself. It occurred to me the other day that all my art is for someone else. Either as a gift or to sell. I decided it was time to do something for Suzi. This is an old lamp of my Mom's that I love and it sits in my studio and provides a nice soft light that I like to leave on at night. But the shade was rotten. I've seen a lot of DIY lately on doing artistsie things to lampshades, but I don't like to copy, so I thought "hmmmm...what can I do that is just me" and this was what I came up with. What better way to use up a bunch of my scrap fabrics and paper! Not to mention buttons and other pieces of "stuff". I love the way it turned out! And it is all for ..... ME!

1 comment:

  1. Love the owl!!!!! My sis had a huge owl collection in the 70's.


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