I’m so excited about these little boxes that hang on the wall and can conceal small mementos inside. For years, my husband and I collected little works of art on our travels together and those little items remind me all the time of all those happy memories we shared. That was the inspiration behind these little boxes. The materials are things I love to work with – decorative papers, poured acrylic paints, jewelry findings, flowers, and all sorts of embellishments (which might be my new addiction). I know you can’t see much from the big photo above, but here are some little images:
I love creating little things – little flowers and butterflies, layered works with decorative papers and acrylic crystals. If you’ve been reading this blog for a long time, you know I love experimenting with new products – from the Pebeo Fantasy Prisme and Moon paints to Liquitex mediums and a host of other cool things that make texture and color sing. All of those experiments came together when I began creating this series.
When my life tipped upside down, my ability to concentrate on large works suffered. I still needed the outlet of art, but I couldn’t work a single canvas for hours on end any more. I turned instead to smaller projects, like poured acrylics. I also began playing with stencils and other products to create texture. From these experiments, I started to envision a whole new direction for my art. These are the beginning of the journey.
I have decided to re-open my Etsy shop to sell these little wall art pieces. The best part is they have a little concealed area suitable for hiding those little items we all shuffle around our jewelry boxes and dresser drawers. Here’s an interior shot of one of the boxes:
You can check out my Etsy shop on November 19 (SandAndChiArt) to see more. In the meantime, I have more boxes to create!